Thank goodness supermodels are prone to scandal. Otherwise, how else would we be privy to the ludicrous demands of the genetically superior? After Linda Evangelista revealed the identity of her son’s father as none other than Francois-Henri Pinault, PPR CEO and husband to Salma Hayek, the fashion industry collectively gasped and geared up for a scintillating courtroom drama. Pass the popcorn!
Evangelista appeared in front of a judge this week asking for $46,000 a month in child support. Evangelista’s lawyer claims Pinault hasn’t given the model any support since the birth of their four-year-old son, Augustin James. While that sum may seem excessive and borderline obscene, Evangelista’s lawyer asked the judge to consider that the son of a supe and overseas billionaire needs a 24-hour nanny and a $175,000 team of armed drivers.
We actually agree with that. Even though Evangelista’s earnings could easily cover her son’s care (she has a worth of over $8 million, netting close to $2 million a year), we understand where she’s coming from. Four years is a lot to make up for, and let’s face it, it’s not like Pinault would even notice the money was missing.