The long-held secret is out in the open: Francois-Henri Pinault is the father of Linda Evangelista's four-year old son.
Now, the super model wants the billionaire - who is married to Salma Hayek and also a father to her toddler - to pay. Literally. Exorbitantly.
Evangelista appeared in Manhattan Family Court yesterday and asked for $46,000 per month in child support, a number that would be the "largest support order in the history of the Family Court," said the man who will decide whether or not she gets it, Support Magistrate Matthew Troy.
How could anyone spend $46,000 per month? Evangelista says she needs $175,000/year for gun-toting chauffeurs, along with $80,000/year for around-the-clock child care."She testified that she wants to have a 24-hour nanny because she does not want to be alone with the child," Pinault's lawyer, David Aaronson, told the judge. "Miss Evangelista, you should understand, has a worth of more than $8 million, and she earned, last year, $1.8 million."
The judge immediately shot down a request for a monthly vacation budget of $7,500 and, in response to the nanny request, asked how often Evangelista works. She replied:
"On days when I do not work, I am working on my image. I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete."
Linda Evangelista asking for $46,000 per month in child support is...