Francois-Henri Pinault is the fiance of Salma Hayek. This makes François-Henri Pinault a very lucky man. Together they made a baby...

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Linda Evangelista and Francois-Henri Pinault have reached an agreement to end their contentious, public child support fight, their lawyers said Monday.

The supermodel and billionaire French businessman did not reveal the terms of their agreement, nor did their attorneys after the terms were struck.

“Everybody is very glad that it’s over,” Pinault lawyer David Aronson said.

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The settlement came in the midst of a trial over how much, if anything, Pinault should pay toward the care of the former couple's 5-year-old son.

Pinault is the CEO of a company that owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent and other top-flight fashion lines; he’s now married to actress Salma Hayek.

Both Pinault and Evangelista testified, answering questions that delved into her career, his high-flying finances and his relationship with the boy.

Linda Evangelista had been due to continue testifying yesterday.

The two sides negotiated all weekend and into Monday morning, following the start of the trial last week in which she made explosive allegations.

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Linda Evangelista says Francois-Henri Pinault coldly told her to end her pregnancy after she broke the news to her flame that she was having his baby.

“He suggested she terminate the pregnancy,” attorney William Beslow said.

That was the first shot from Evangelista in what’s likely to be a contentious court battle as the iconic model tries to shake him down for child support.

Up to $46,000 per MONTH, she's seeking.

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On the stand, Pinault, now married to movie star Salma Hayek, with whom he has a daughter, insisted he was “not involved in the decision” to have the child, but told Evangelista he would “recognize the baby.”

Words dripping with emotion and empathy right there.

Later, his spokesman denied categorically that Pinault ever told her to have an abortion. In fact, Pinault added, they’d only spent seven nights together.

Asked whether he believes Evangelista deliberately “took steps” to get pregnant, Pinault responded, “Well, she can answer that, but, I guess so.”

“She told me that if I didn’t want to be involved in raising the kid or stay together and be parents together, she would understand,” Pinault said.

“I told her that ... I will take my responsibility.”

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Linda Evangelista is asking for $46,000 in child support payments from Francois-Henri Pinault. Per month. That is not a typo.

Now, for the first time since the public learned he's the father of Evangelista's four-year old son, Augustin, Pinault is speaking out about the situation - and denying all charges that he's been "paying zero" toward the child's well-being, as stated by the super model's attorney.

François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek

In an interview with the French issue of Elle, Pinault says he has "recognized" his son since 2007 and that "at every possible opportunity he has participated in my family life whether in France or the United States."

The boy is "totally integrated within my family," adds Pinault, saying he's even interacted with Valentina, the child Pinault fathered with Hayek in 2007. The billionaire and the actress were married in 2009.

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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.

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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.

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The father of Linda Evangelista's four-year old son has finally been identified, and it's the man many suspected in 2007.

According to The New York Post, the Victoria's Secret model was in court yesterday to hammer out an agreement with François-Henri Pinault, the billionaire married to Salma Hayek. The action taken there confirms this CEO is the father of two different toddlers with two different beauties.

He and Hayek have a four-year old daughter named Valentina.

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No agreement was reached in court, as Pinault did not show up for the hearing due to a misunderstanding said his lawyer, David Aronson.

"We had understood that it was to be a brief, telephone conference, to bring Magistrate Troy up to date on what the status was," the attorney told the newspaper.

Pinault and Hayek were not together when he impregnated Evangelista.

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The Spencer Pratt-Heidi Montag wedding may have gotten all the attention, but over in Europe, Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault - who quietly married at City Hall in Paris on Valentine's Day - also walked down the aisle again Saturday.

The two wed on the second floor at the Teatro La Fenice, an opera house in Venice, Italy, where guests arrived by boat, with Venitian masks covering their faces.

Among the celeb attendees: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas and wife Melanie Griffith, Woody Harrelson and Edward Norton.

Lilies, orchids and other blooms were delivered earlier in the day, so the wedding of Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek had a strong floral scent.

A five-course reception banquet took place after the ceremony.

The newlyweds with their adorable baby daughter, Valentina.

The weekend celebration began with a rehearsal dinner at historic Punta Della Dogana. Guests at the masked ball included former French president Jacques Chirac and wife Bernadette and Charlize Theron and her beau, Stuart Townsend.

Asked about her feelings for her Francois-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek, 42, told April's In Style, "He's the best." Truly moving praise if it ever existed.

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Salma Hayek has been in the news for the following in recent months:

  • Uttering hilarious 30 Rock quotes
  • Carrying adorable new baby Valentina
  • Marrying baby daddy Francois-Henri Pinault

The latter, which took place in February, was apparently so much fun that the lovebirds will be saying "I Do" for the second time this weekend in Italy.

"They are being very hush hush about it," a source tells Us Weekly of the couple, who are proud parents to daughter Valentina, 19 months.

Another source says Salma Hayek, 42, and Francois-Henri Pinault, 46, the loaded chief executive of PPR - which owns Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands - are flying their close friends to Venice to celebrate for the entire weekend.

They first got engaged in March 2007, but split on July 18, 2008 - before tying the knot at City Hall in Paris' Sixth Arrondissement earlier this year.

Congratulations again to the happy, extremely rich couple! Click to enlarge more pictures of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault ...

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Salma Hayek has married French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, Monday's online edition of the weekly French newsmagazine Le Point reports.

Hayek, 42, and Pinault, 46, were officially married on Saturday – St. Valentine's Day – in the City Hall of the Sixth Arrondissement in central Paris.

Interestingly, Hayek has been making hilarious 30 Rock quotes of late as the show's guest star - and last week's episode was "St. Valentine's Day."

There had been reports that the couple – whose daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, was born in Los Angeles in September 2007 – was back on.

They had called off their engagement to be married in July 2008.

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Francois Henri-Pinault gets props from his homies after marrying one of the world's most beautiful women, Salma Hayek, in his hometown of Paris, France.

Friends of the couple say that a Paris trip in September and another in November helped rekindle Salma Hayek's relationship with Francois-Henri Pinault.

Last week, Hayek told TV host Rachael Ray that when she kisses (30 Rock star) Alec Baldwin, "I keep telling Francois, 'I imagine I was kissing you.'"

Francois-Henri Pinault is CEO of the luxury giant PPR and the son of one of France's richest men, Francois Pinault, whose fortune was estimated at $16.9 billion.

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At a Sunday soccer match in the French city of Rennes, the capacity crowd couldn't stop staring at Salma Hayek and her ex, Francois-Henri Pinault.

Yes, Francois-Henri Pinault is big in that country.

"They were very together," said one fan who sat near the couple as local team Rennes FC took on rival Sochaux. "They talked a lot during the match and exchanged tender looks. ... They seemed very much in synch with each other."

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, a luxury goods mogul, have a 2-year-old daughter, Valentina Paloma. They called off their engagement in July.

But in recent weeks, it seems that the very private pair may be moving closer toward a reconciliation. Just last month, Pinault and the former 30 Rock and Ugly Betty guest star were spotted looking cozy in L.A. and back in his native France.

The soccer outing in Rennes marked the couple's first public appearance in Pinault's hometown – a city of importance in his family's billion-dollar empire.

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We're depressed to report that Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault have called off their engagement. The couple has a daughter named Valentina.

"We are sad to announce the engagement of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault has been canceled," Hayek's rep said in a statement to USA Today. "There will be no further comment."

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The news isn't too shocking, we suppose, considering Hayek's view of marriage. She told the April issue of Glamour that she didn't see the "need" for it.

"Do I think we are going to get married? Probably. Will it make a difference? I hope not," she said. "You want to grow old with someone, you want to have a partner and to have children — we have all those things... Some people need the commitment. Maybe we'll just make the party!"

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