Kevin Costner's ex-wife moves out of the actor's house - but still lives on the same property in a smaller house

After a tense divorce, the couple is no longer living together... sort of

 Kevin Costner (R) and Christine Baumgartner attend the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California.
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Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner don't live in the same house anymore, but she does live in a smaller house on the same property.

In case you missed it, after nearly 20 years of marriage, Yellowstone star Kevin Costner and now estranged wife Christine Baumgartner have filed for divorce - and according to an inside source, no longer live together... sort of. 

According to a report from People, after Christine refused for months to move out of the couple's Santa Barbara home, she finally began her move out but is still living on the same property in a house that was designed for employees. 

Following the divorce, which spawned from "irreconcilable differences," Christine is following the legal advice per the prenup and is vacating the family house," the source confirmed, adding details that she "will stay at a smaller house on the property that’s been used as a staff quarter."

Christine Costner and Kevin Costner attend OmniPeace Foundation Presents Rock Rwanda Benefit Honoring Kevin & Christine Costner at Vibrato Grill Jazz on April 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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The couple shares three teenage children together, including sons Hayden, 16, and Hayes, 14, and daughter Grace, 13.

"This is a temporary solution," the insider also said. "She is still looking for another house. She is staying in the area to not disrupt the kids’ lives." The kids also live in the Santa Barbara house. 

"They will be back at school in the fall with their friends. Christine is trying to keep everything as normal as possible. Her sole focus is the kids," the insider concluded. 

Because of a court order, Christina was required to leave the main home by July 31, but is allowed to continue to stay on property in the smaller house as a temporary solution. According to photos obtained by Page Six, there were U-Haul moving trucks outside of the Santa Barbara residence. 

Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner and their kids

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And, according to a report from Insider, in July, a judge on their divorce case also ruled that Kevin, who reportedly made $19.1 million last year, is required to pay her nearly $130,000 in child support every month until the divorce was finalized. This came after two prior requests, the first being nearly $300,000, and then the second having been lowered to $217,300 a month.

Despite the tensions amid the divorce, the couple is still trying to maintain a sense of normalcy in their kids' lives. 

Last week, Christine was spotted with their shared kids on a vacation to tropical Hawaii, where the family (sans Kevin) enjoyed some relaxation and fun on the island and got to spend some quality time with Grace as they walked along the beach and took selfies while posing by the gorgeous blue water.

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

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