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Kevin Costner and ex-wife Christine Baumgartner are taking the excessive highway after settling their tumultuous divorce.
“They’re now on talking phrases. Issues are higher,” a supply completely tells Us Weekly, noting that the exes “didn’t need it to get ugly for the youngsters’ sake.”
Whereas the pair — who share sons Cayden, 16, and Hayes, 14, and daughter Grace, 12 — could also be holding it civil, that doesn’t imply they plan on rekindling their romance. “There received’t be a reconciliation. They’re shifting on,” the insider says.
Costner, 68, is simply “thrilled that the negotiations are over,” the supply continues. “On the finish of the day, Christine is the mom to his youngsters and he didn’t need to battle anymore.” (Costner additionally shares daughters Annie, 39, and Lily, 36, and son Joe, 35, with ex-wife Cindy Silva and son Liam, 27, with ex Bridget Rooney.)
Baumgartner, 49, and Costner finalized their divorce on Tuesday, September 19, following a messy four-month authorized battle. The twosome have been at odds over little one assist and the phrases of their prenuptial settlement.
Baumgartner first requested $248,000 per thirty days in little one assist from Costner however as an alternative briefly acquired $129,755 per thirty days. A decide later dominated in favor of the actor over Baumgartner and set the funds at $63,209.
Regardless of the ultimate little one assist quantity being considerably decrease than Baumgartner’s preliminary request, the supply tells Us that she “and the youngsters might be taken care of” by Costner “of their accustomed way of life for all times,” including that the Yellowstone actor “doesn’t need them to need for something.”
In accordance with the insider, Costner will “all the time love” Baumgartner and it was “essential to him that she and the youngsters [were] taken care of” even when they’re at odds.
Costner beforehand spoke out in regards to the difficult nature of the divorce following his and Baumgartner’s September listening to. “It is a horrible place to be, however that is the place we’re at,” he instructed Entry Hollywood on the time. “It feels so dangerous and we’re speaking about any individual I like on the opposite facet, I simply can’t.”
Whereas the divorce and little one assist case are settled, Costner and Baumgartner will return to courtroom in November for a trial over their prenuptial settlement.
“Kevin is aware of Christine is way from performed,” a second insider completely instructed Us earlier this month. “He’s relieved that the 1st step has [gone his way] … however Christine is bound as hell not giving up on the general struggle.”
Baumgartner initially filed for separation in Could after 19 years of marriage. Costner reacted to the divorce submitting on the time, saying in an announcement through his rep, “It’s with nice disappointment that circumstances past his management have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to take part in a dissolution of marriage motion. We ask that his, Christine’s, and their youngsters’s privateness be revered as they navigate this troublesome time.”
Later that month, a 3rd supply completely revealed to Us that the divorce was Costner’s “worst nightmare” and he was solely “blindsided” by the break up.
“Everybody thought Kevin and his spouse have been tremendous blissful,” the insider mentioned. “So it’s all stunned. He actually loves her.”