Linda Evangelista Asks Francois-Henri Pinault For $46,000 Per Month In Child Support
Linda Evangelista reportedly shocked Manhattan Family Court on Monday, asking baby daddy Francois-Henri Pinault to pay $46,000 in child support per month, according to the New York Post.
Evangelista claims she needs the hefty sum to pay for nannies and armed chauffeurs to take care of her son, four-year-old Augustin. However, Support Magistrate Matthew Troy told the supermodel, "That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court." Doesn't he know that he's talking to the woman who doesn't wake up for less than $10,000 a day?
Speaking of, the Post adds, the judge inquired about Evangelista's current employment, to which she responded that she sometimes puts in 16-hour shifts and, "On days when I do not work, I am working on my image."
She repeatedly refused to reveal who it was, initially saying it was "a New York architect," but Pinault's name started circulating in 2007, thanks to Page Six. At the time, Didier Fernandez of DNA Model Management, told People.com, "Not true. [Evangelista] has never said who the father is."
But Page Six was still hot on the trail of Evangelista's personal life and spotted Evangelista heading to court in early July to set up a support agreement with Augustin's dad:
The Manhattan magistrate's court action confirms that the two-timing Pinault -- CEO of the $28 billion conglomerate that owns Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves St. Laurent -- is the daddy to two 4-year-olds by different world-famous beauties.
One -- Augustin, and the other -- Valentina, Pinault's daughter with wife Salma Hayek.
No agreement was reached then and given Evangelista's latest request, it seems unlikely that there will be an arrangement now. So look out for a trial come fall.
Linda and Augustin in 2009: