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Kevin Costner’s ex-wife cries during child support hearing, describes how couple would ship 40 tons of snow for Christmas

Hollywood star Kevin Costner appeared in a Santa Barbara court on Thursday in a bitter child support battle with his estranged wife over their three children.

During the hearing, Christine Baumgartner broke down in tears after detailing her lavish lifestyle, according to multiple reports. Among the perks of being Mrs. Kevin Costner was the ability to ship 40 tons of snow to their California property to celebrate Christmas.

THE yellow stone The star is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from Baumgartner after 18 years of marriage. The couple have three children together: sons Cayden, 16, and Hayes, 14, and daughter Grace, 13.

Actor Kevin Costner, his wife Christine Baumgartner and their children Grace Avery Costner, Hayes Logan Costner and Cayden Wyatt Costner on February 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The reason for the court appearance on Thursday is Baumgartner’s request for $175,057 a month in child support, which is an increase of more than $46,000 from the $129,000 a month she is currently receiving. of Costner, who contests this claim.

On Thursday, a lawyer for Baumgartner reportedly announced he was reducing the claim slightly to $161,592 per month. During the hearing, he portrayed Costner as a wealthy man who could easily afford to make the increased payments.

One of Costner’s lawyers reportedly countered by accusing Baumgartner of leading a lavish life and waging a “relentless jihad” against his client, leading to this “totally pointless” hearing.

The actor’s legal team accused Baumgartner in court papers of receiving $20,000 from a “boyfriend.” On Thursday, Baumgartner reportedly said she received the money from a mutual friend named Joshua Connor, who she said was not a “boyfriend”.

Baumgartner broke down in tears in court when his lawyers said Costner had been paying his mother $5,000 a month “for years” but the payments stopped when they parted ways, according to a Daily Mail report.

On the stand, she recounted the family’s Christmas parties during which they trucked 40 tons of snow to a ten-acre piece of land they own near their main residence in California, according to the report. She also described how the family would rent “all the animals from the stable in Bethlehem” for the children to ride, as well as create a forest of fir trees and paths for the toboggan runs.

She also ‘started crying when her lawyer argued that she would not be able to find a rental home of a value comparable to the former couple’s vacation homes, including the home of her husband. Aspen,” according to a Fox News report.

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