Christine took the stand on Thursday, August 31, at a court hearing in Santa Barbara, and addressed the issue of her July trip to Hawaii. While on the tropical getaway, she had been photographed with the 33-year-old actor. Sources close to both Josh and Christine had previously stated that the two were not dating.
Christine emphasized the rumors were unfounded during her testimony. To further debunk the speculation, Christine revealed she had shared a room with one of her female best friends.
One of the key points of contention in the divorce case was Christine's acceptance of $20,000 from Josh. Costner referenced this financial transaction during a previous court appearance and referred to Josh as "her boyfriend." However, Christine clarified the nature of the payment, tearfully explaining that she had been worried about money at the time. She stated that she gave $10,000 to her mother and eventually returned the remaining $10,000 to Josh.
The divorce proceedings between Christine and Kevin have attracted significant media attention.
The 68-year-old two-time Academy Award winner, known for his work in films such as Dances with Wolves, Man of Steel and Field of Dreams, recently claimed that his wife has become so unreasonable she has engaged in a "relentless jihad" against him.
Christine, a businesswoman and former model, has been married to Kevin since 2004. The couple share three children together.
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The judge and legal teams will reportedly take this new information into account as they determine the division of assets and other aspects of their marital dissolution.
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Despite all the legal drama playing out in public between the actor and his soon-to-be ex-wife, a source claimed that plenty of women are vying to "land a date with the most eligible bachelor in Tinseltown."
"Kevin's ready to put himself out there once he finds the next suitable lady," a source spilled to RadarOnline.com. "He figures the best way to move past this mess is to return to the dating scene."