Two days ago Kevin Costner’s ex-wife Christine was seen smiling as she left a hearing in their ongoing divorce proceedings following a favorable ruling.
How quickly the momentum changed.
Friday was the Yellowstone actor who scored a victory when California Superior Court Judge Thomas Anderle granted Kevin’s request for a motion to restrain Christine from taking certain items from their lavish Carpinteria, Calif. home.
“Christine will be permitted to remove her toiletries, clothing, handbags and jewelry,” the signed order reads, according to People. Meanwhile, his 19-year-old wife is not allowed to take “any other property, including but not limited to furniture, furnishings, appliances and artwork”.
Kevin had legally requested on Thursday that she be restrained from taking any of his possessions. Her side argued that there was ‘no communal property’ under their prenuptial agreement, and that items on a list of what she planned to take with her when leaving the house would not did not belong to him. They also complained that the list was too general.
Christine’s team countered that their listing included photos of the items. They said Kevin “complained that the reference to ‘certain pots and pans’ was so vague that he was unable to consent to their removal”, despite earning $24 million in the year. last.
She argued, according to The Blast, “There is no mystery as to what I plan to delete. Kevin will not be harmed by my deletion of any of the items I have listed, and certainly not personal items. such as my Peloton bike and family heirlooms.”
Also on Friday, People reported that Kevin claimed in a court filing that his wife secretly planned their breakup for months before telling him in April that she planned to file for divorce.
“Months before the separation,” read the doc, “although the parties had always rented their automobiles, without [Costner’s] knowledge or consent, [Christine] bought an expensive vehicle for personal use (probably because the [prenuptial agreement] allows her to take this vehicle with her).
He also accuses her of having “taken cash advances” on credit cards belonging to staff members, as well as on his own property, without his authorization.
In response, Christine claimed that Kevin was trying to “smear” her in the media.
This messy divorce chapter comes as Christine (née Baumgartner) moves out of the lavish home she shares with Kevin and their three teenage boys. The court ordered him to do so on July 5, after claiming he was trying to deport him. Meanwhile, Kevin argued that Christine refused to leave and in doing so violated what they agreed to before the wedding.
As Yahoo previously reported, Christine is entitled to a $1.4 million divorce settlement under their prenuptial agreement, which she is contesting.
Following his first divorce from then-wife Cindy, which would be one of the most expensive in Hollywood history, the Oscar-winning actor sought to put together a watertight document before marrying Christine . While a November trial date has been set regarding the validity and enforceability of the prenup, according to Yahoo’s legal sources, the judge has so far signaled that he finds the document binding.