Linda Evangelista Seeks $552,000 In Child Support

Linda Evangelista the ’80s supermodel is seeking $46,000 per month in child support from French fashion and luxury goods tycoon Francois-Henri Pinault.  Evanglista and Pinault never married and reportedly spent only a few days together…but they had a son, Augustin, who is now five years old.

$46,000 a month in child support would be a record for New York state, and it’s hard to feel sorry for Evangelista who says she earned more than a million dollars last year on her own.  Still, Pinault, who is now married to Salma Hayek, is the heir to a $12 billion family fortune.  He’s the head of a luxury company that owns Yves Saint Laurent, Veneta and Gucci among others, so he can afford it.

The parties will likely come to private settlement.  I will bet the case isn’t decided by the court.  The primary considerations in child support calculations are the income of the parents and the amount of time they spend with the child.  But, in this realm of the super rich all normal formulas go out the window.


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