As Christine Baumgartner faces the vacations with out Kevin Costner, rumor has floated that there may very well be a coming collectively of the as soon as passionate pair.
However she is placing to relaxation any discuss that she and ex-husband are on good phrases after settling their contentious divorce.
An in depth good friend of Baumgartner tells DailyMail.com, ‘Christine mentioned there’s not a blip of fact about she and Kevin toying with the thought of being buddies with advantages. First off, they barely converse to one another and secondly, she’s moved on.’
She did say the vacations shall be a bit difficult, particularly Thanksgiving as a result of it was such a giant to do with the household, however she’s staying sturdy and transferring ahead.
As Christine Baumgartner faces the vacations with out Kevin Costner, rumors abound that ice is melting between the as soon as passionate pair
Baumgartner has moved on after her bitter divorce from Kevin Costner and she or he has pooh-pooh’d the suggestion that they may develop into ‘buddies with advantages’ after couple had been embroiled in a months-long authorized battle that ended final month
However Christine is adamant there will not be a reconciliation any time quickly, with the supply saying, ‘There may be nonetheless loads of damage on either side and she or he’s nonetheless dissatisfied that Kevin and his authorized staff painted such a horrible and untruthful image of her.’
The scuttlebutt that her relationship with Costner was thawing got here after Radar On-line reported that the exes had been again on talking phrases after finalizing their divorce final month and that Christine hoped to make use of the friendship as a strategy to get more cash out of the actor.
The 68-year-old actor and his 49-year-old spouse of 19 years had been embroiled in a months-long authorized battle which met a shock finish in September.
It was mentioned that Kevin was blindsided when Christine filed for divorce in Could.
‘Christine mentioned she’s relieved to have her personal area and is aware of in her coronary heart that she made the best determination. After all, she hopes to at some point have some type of relationship with Kevin, however it’ll take time,’ the good friend mentioned.
‘Christine mentioned specializing in her children and creating a brand new residence has been actually therapeutic and she or he may see herself pursuing a profession in inside adorning.
‘Her buddies have all the time requested her for suggestions and it makes her comfortable. It is all the time been a ardour.’
However the supply did reveal that Christine mentioned the vacations shall be ‘difficult’ for her this yr with out Kevin, particularly Thanksgiving as a result of ‘it was such a giant to do with the household, however she’s staying sturdy and transferring ahead.’
A joint assertion from Costner and Baumgartner offered to DailyMail.com on the time of the settlement learn: ‘Kevin and Christine Costner have come to an amicable and mutually agreed upon decision of all points pertaining to their divorce proceedings.’
The couple are seen with their sons Cayden, 15; Hayes, 14; and daughter Grace, 13, in 2019
Kevin and Christine, a mannequin and purse designer, started relationship in 1998 and married at his Aspen ranch in 2004
The settlement is prone to be much like the one beforehand supplied by Kevin in a letter despatched on June 30 which might have paid her $75,000-a-month in baby help.
The mom-of-three rejected that after enjoying a brief month-to-month fee of $129,000 and had needed it bumped to $161,000.
As a substitute, after a two-day listening to in September during which each Kevin and Christine took the stand to testify, a decide ordered Kevin to pay $63,000-a-month for his or her three kids.
Based on the phrases of the settlement, if Christine challenges the judgment ‘she must repay Kevin greater than $1million and pay his lawyer’s charges for the prenup combat.’
Upon listening to this, she ‘agreed to the phrases of a 3-page settlement letter.’
Though the prenup is enforceable, Christine obtained greater than what was prescribed within the settlement.
Christine had vowed to combat it out in courtroom with a trial as a consequence of happen in December, which can now not occurred.
In July Baumgartner was court-ordered to vacate the previous couple’s $145million lavish California mansion
DailyMail.com beforehand revealed that Baumgartner, 49, moved into the posh four-bedroom residence – after a decide in Santa Barbara, California, slashed her baby help funds
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s bitter divorce was settled with the prenup enforced and an enormous financial penalty whether it is challenged
Kevin and Christine, a mannequin and purse designer, started relationship in 1998 and married at his Aspen ranch in 2004.
The pair have three kids, Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13.
In July, Christine was kicked out of the couple’s $145million mansion and transferring vans had been seen outdoors.
In her testimony on day one, Christine mentioned she wanted more money to offer an acceptable residence for his or her three kids.
She mentioned her $40,000-a-month Montecito rental didn’t examine to the household mansion and complained her sons must share a toilet.
Throughout his testimony, Kevin apologized to his estranged spouse, saying: ‘I need to assist however the considered having issues inflated to the purpose I can not do what I need to do… One way or the other on this uncommon world, we did not make it and for that, I am sorry.’
The courtroom additionally heard particulars of the household’s lavish spending – which totaled $240,000-a-month in 2022.
Bills included $40,000 spent every month on flowers and items alone, though Kevin’s forensic accountant Tracy Katz identified the determine is for the whole household, together with Christine.
Katz mentioned Christine was answerable for a bunch of big-ticket gadgets, together with $18,000-a-month on medical payments, $18,855 on clothes and $3,377 on magnificence therapies.
On high of that, Christine was answerable for the lion’s share of the $8,886 in money taken out at ATM machines, in response to Katz.