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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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