Evangelista Settles With Baby Daddy

Francois-Henri Pinault agrees to monthly child support
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2012 4:27 PM CDT
Linda Evangelista leaves Manhattan Family Court Thursday, May 3, 2012, in New York. Evangelista is demanding that ex-boyfriend Francois-Henri Pinault pay child support for their 5-year-old son.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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(Newser) – Linda Evangelista cut a child-support deal with her billionaire baby-daddy today just hours before she was slated to testify about him in court, the New York Post reports. "He has gone a long way toward meeting those original demands," a source says of the supermodel's request for $46,000-a-month from Francois-Henri Pinault. All smiles, Evangelista showed up in court today wearing a summery chiffron dress, and chatted closely with Pinault, shoulders brushing, as they walked out.

Evangelista's second day of testimony would have covered his alleged request for an abortion and his demand for a DNA test before admitting paternity—two stories that could have damaged his position as CEO of a Paris-based conglomerate that owns Yves St. Laurent and Gucci. Their deal remains under wraps, but Evangelista said the $46,000 would cover essentials such as a full-time nanny ($7,000 a month) and armed ex-NYPD detectives ($15,000-$16,000 a month) to drive around their son Augie.

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