As the summer of a thousand celebrity hot mess divorces rolls on, Kevin Costner and his eventually-to-be ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, have been consistently delivering when it comes to probably having their people volley gratuitously absurd and chaotic details “from court documents” back and forth. When this whole thing started, Kevin said it was a surprise divorce, and Christine was disobeying their prenup by not GTFO of his home after she filed, despite him paying her to leave. There was also some guesthouse tenant drama. Then, it was reported that Christine was asking for Kevin to pay her a jaw-dropping $248,000 PER MONTH in child support–which she says wasn’t even enough to fund the lifestyle their kids were accustomed to. And now, People says that in court documents, Christine claimed that Kevin told their three children about the divorce in a quick Zoom call while he was filming in another state, and she’s pretty pissed about it because it’s not how they agreed it would all go down.
Christine claims that Kevin acted as the lone Postman to digitally deliver the news to their three kids that they’re about to be getting two Christmases via a brief Zoom.
In a court filing obtained by PEOPLE, Christine, 49, says Yellowstone star Kevin, 68, told their kids Grace, 13, Hayes, 14, and Cayden, 16, about their divorce in a brief Zoom call while he was filming on location in Las Vegas.
“After a 24-year relationship, from his hotel room in Las Vegas, Kevin told our three children that we were getting divorced over a 10-minute Zoom call without me present,” she claims. “I am still confused by his motivation to do this via a very short Zoom session, especially since he was planning on being home five days later. He also could have easily come home from Las Vegas to have the conversation in person.”
Christine said she told Kevin she was worried that the kids would find out about the divorce through the media before they could get around to telling them together and in person, but maybe he was out for Revenge and wanted to get to them first and without Christine around.
“The children’s welfare has always been my highest priority, and I was concerned they would find out about the divorce before Kevin and I could tell them. It was important for me that we tell the children in person and together,” Christine alleges in the documents.
“He disregarded my proposal to do what I felt was right based on research and my relationship with the children. Instead, he insisted that he had the right to tell them that we were getting divorced ‘first’ and tell them privately ‘without me present,'” she continues in her claims.
Zoom? Not even FaceTime? This guy is a monster! And hopefully, some of that potentially $248k will be earmarked to install an impenetrable firewall so these poor kids can’t access the internet to see how much mud their petty parents have been slinging.