French Pol's Baby Daddy May Be Gucci Heir

Justice minister linked to on-again-off-again Salma Hayek paramour
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2009 3:40 PM CST
PPR Chairman and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault smiles before presenting the group's 2006 results in Paris, in this March 8, 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
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(Newser) – When France's glamorous justice minister, Rachida Dati, gave birth to a baby girl this month, gossipmongers returned to a burning question: Who's the father? Speculation has centered on everyone from Spain's prime minister to Dati's boss, Nicolas Sarkozy. All wrong, reports the Post's Page Six, which fingers Gucci heir Francois-Henri Pinault—already a baby daddy for Salma Hayek and, rumor has it, Linda Evangelista.

"He's a playboy extraordinaire," an insider says of Pinault, 43. "He is a fils a papa, as they say here—a papa's boy, meaning he'd be nobody if he weren't the son of Francois Pinault. He isn't known to be the brightest star in the sky."