Kevin Costner’s Potential Massive Lawsuit May Follow his Departure from ‘Yellowstone’ Amid Contentious Divorce Proceedings.

Title: Kevin Costner Threatens Lawsuit Over Alleged Unpaid Dues from “Yellowstone” Amidst Divorce Battle


In a recent court hearing regarding child support payments during his bitter divorce battle with ex-wife Christine Baumgartner, actor Kevin Costner dropped a bombshell. The Hollywood star hinted at filing a lawsuit over money he claims he is owed for his work on the hit show “Yellowstone.” Costner cited issues with the timing of the show’s filming as the main reason for his dissatisfaction. This article delves into the details surrounding Costner’s potential lawsuit, sheds light on the end of the series “Yellowstone,” and provides insights into the ongoing divorce battle between Costner and Baumgartner.

Costner’s Testimony in Court:

During the hearing, Costner, 68, discussed the complications he faced while filming season five of “Yellowstone” and his desire to focus on his four-part movie saga titled “Horizon.” He stated that the show’s filming schedule interfered with his plans for “Horizon,” as the producers intended to divide season five into two parts, labeled 5A and 5B. Costner had initially agreed to film three more seasons of “Yellowstone” for a reported $24 million. However, due to disputes over scheduling and creative differences, the show was ultimately canceled before Costner received his payout.

Costner’s statements suggested that he might pursue legal action to resolve the dispute regarding his unpaid dues. When questioned if he had received any compensation for the latest seasons of “Yellowstone,” Costner responded, “I will probably go to court over it.” He also confirmed that negotiations for season six had taken place but broke down due to complex creative issues.

The End of “Yellowstone”:

In May, it was announced that “Yellowstone” would be concluding its run, with creator Taylor Sheridan addressing Costner’s exit from the show. According to Sheridan, he and Costner had conflicting opinions on when the actor could leave “Yellowstone” to pursue his passion project, a directorial endeavor. Sheridan expressed his admiration for Costner’s portrayal of John Dutton and his disappointment that the actor’s departure would truncate the character’s closure.

Costner’s Divorce Battle and Child Support Ruling:

Costner’s divorce battle with Baumgartner began weeks before the announcement of the end of “Yellowstone.” Baumgartner filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple shares three children together. During the hearing, Baumgartner requested an increase in child support payments, while Costner sought a reduction.

Following the hearing, the judge ruled in Costner’s favor, slashing his monthly child support payments from $129,755 to $63,209. The ruling was a significant blow to Baumgartner, who had requested the payments be increased to $161,592 per month. Costner expressed his sadness over the situation, acknowledging the complexities and vulnerabilities that arise in such lengthy relationships. He emphasized Baumgartner’s abilities as a mother and expressed his belief that they would eventually find a way to work things out.


Kevin Costner’s divorce battle and his dispute regarding unpaid dues for his work on “Yellowstone” have further complicated his personal and professional life. The actor’s hint at a potential lawsuit adds another layer of complexity to the situation. As fans of Costner’s work and followers of the show, we can only hope for a resolution that is fair and amicable for all parties involved.