Linda Evangelista reaches child support settlement with Francois Henri-Pinault
Linda Evangelista, erstwhile supermodel and current baby mama to fashion mogul Francois Henri-Pinault's love child, won a pretty good settlement in their child support case. That saves us the trouble of following a lot more court hearings, so this is good news.
The 49-year-old Pinault was being asked to pay $46,000 per month to support 5-year-old Augustin (often called by the unfortunate nickname Augie), because the kid really needs chaffeurs and bodyguards and whatever. Pinault dumped Evangelista in January 2006 after he found out she was pregnant. Four months later, he met Salma Hayek, with whom he had 4-year-old daughter Valentina and eventually married.
"He has gone a long way toward meeting those original demands," a source told the New York Post. The settlement cut short a court hearing on the child support question, and was expected to include testimony by Evangelista that Pinault asked her to get an abortion. All those Gucci and Yves St. Laurent fans probably wouldn't have been too happy to hear that. The terms of the agreement will be presented in a New York court Tuesday.
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