In a shocking turn of events, the divorce battle between Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner is now history, as the couple has decided to give their marriage another shot.
After a bitter legal battle, Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner have decided to call off their divorce and reconcile. The couple’s prenuptial agreement played a significant role in resolving their financial matters, ultimately leading to a peaceful resolution.
New Lease on Love
Despite the seemingly unlikely reconciliation, there were signs that it could happen. As previously reported, Kevin’s legal team, led by renowned divorce attorney Laura Wasser, won a series of legal skirmishes, particularly in the area of child support. Wasser submitted documents to the court stating that Kevin’s monthly obligation should be reduced to $63,000, while Christine was seeking $248,000 a month. After a contentious two-day evidentiary hearing in Santa Barbara earlier this month, Judge Thomas Anderle sided with Kevin, ruling in his favor.
Enforcing the Prenuptial Agreement
Judge Anderle also made it clear that the prenuptial agreement would be upheld, and if Christine were to challenge it, she would have to reimburse Kevin over a million dollars and pay for his attorney’s fees for the prenuptial fight. It appears that Christine saw the writing on the wall and agreed to the terms of a 3-page settlement agreement over the weekend.
Celebrating 18 Years of Marriage
The couple had been married for 18 years and shares three children together. Christine filed for divorce in May and requested joint custody, a request that Kevin also made. While the details of their agreement remain undisclosed, it seems that Christine’s request for $850,000 in attorney’s fees is off the table.
Although the enforceable prenuptial agreement limited the financial settlement, our sources indicate that Christine was able to secure more than what was specified in the document for the sake of resolution.