Kevin Costner Ordered to Pay $63,000 Monthly in Child Support Amidst Contentious Divorce Battle

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 09/02/2023
Kevin Costner, the well-known actor, has recently been mandated by the court to provide a substantial amount of $63,000 per month in child support to his estranged wife, Christine. In the midst of a contentious legal dispute between the couple, Christine had initially sought a higher sum of $162,000 per month. However, the judge's ruling ultimately determined the amount that the actor's wife is entitled to. The expenses and properties were included in the overall calculation.

Kevin and Christine had a disagreement regarding the need for an increase in child support. Kevin believed that an increase was unnecessary because Christine was already providing financial assistance and they had an existing agreement in place. On the other hand, Christine argued that she required more money to ensure that their children could enjoy a lifestyle similar to Kevin's.


During the court proceedings, it was alleged by "The Bodyguard" star that Christine had deceived him regarding her financial situation. He claimed that she had received a sum of $20,000 in cash from her new boyfriend. Additionally, it was claimed that Christine's request for additional funds was motivated by her interest in undergoing plastic surgery and covering other expenses that were unrelated to the well-being and upbringing of the children.

In contrast, Christine refuted the claim of being in a romantic relationship with her new boyfriend and emphasized the importance of the additional funds to maintain the children's current lifestyle following the separation.

During his testimony, Kevin stated that the properties in question were comparable in certain aspects, but he emphasized that they were not completely equal. Christine, in her request for child support, initially proposed a monthly amount of $248,000. She justified this figure by highlighting the various expenses associated with raising their three children, such as private-school tuition, extracurricular activities, sports, and healthcare costs. Based on court documents, it has been revealed that Kevin's income for the year 2022 amounted to a substantial sum of over $19 million. In contrast, the expenses incurred by their family during the same period were reported to be $6.6 million. It is important to mention that there was no mention of a request for spousal support.

Although he made it clear that he had no intention of residing in the rental home, he did acknowledge that there were specific aspects of it that appealed to him. According to Christine's attorney, it was argued that the children had grown accustomed to a specific lifestyle and, as a result, needed financial support in order to sustain it.

As part of the ongoing divorce proceedings between Kevin and Christine, Kevin's legal team had previously made a request for Christine to leave the shared house, which is owned by Kevin according to their prenuptial agreement. Kevin has made monthly child support payments of $38,000, as well as fulfilling his obligation to Christine by paying her $1 million, as outlined in their premarital agreement.


After careful consideration, the court reached a final decision regarding the child support amount. It was determined that Christine would receive $63,000 per month. This amount, although lower than her initial request, remains a considerable sum. Determining child support payments in high-profile divorces can be a complex and challenging process, as exemplified by this particular decision. The resolution of the ongoing dispute remains uncertain as the legal battle continues.


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