Evangelista Wants $46K a Month From Babydaddy

Linda Evangelista wants, among other things, armed chauffeurs
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2011 10:52 AM CDT
Linda Evangelista Wants $46K a Month in Child Support From Baby Daddy Francois-Henri Pinault
Linda Evangelista and her son, Augie, attend the New York City Ballet & the School of American Ballet's The Nutcracker family benefit on December 5, 2009 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The sticky situation between supermodel Linda Evangelista and her French billionaire babydaddy just got stickier: Evangelista wants $46,000 a month in child support from Francois-Henri Pinault, who reportedly has never spent a penny on their 4-year-old son, Augustin James. Complicating matters: Pinault is also father to a daughter who is nearly 4 with wife Salma Hayek. If Evangelista wins her sum, "that would probably be the largest support order in the history of the [Manhattan] Family Court," says the magistrate who will decide on a final amount next month.

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Pinault spends $50,000 a month on a $12 million Los Angeles estate held in his daughter's name, while Evangelista covers all the costs for his son, her lawyer said at yesterday's hearing. Among other things, Evangelista wants $175,000-per-year armed chauffeurs (yes, she wants them to carry guns) as well as an $80,000-per-year round-the-clock nanny. "She testified that she wants to have a 24-hour nanny because she does not want to be alone with the child," complained the lawyer for Pinault, whose family is estimated to be worth $11.5 billion. Click for more amusing (or disturbing) details from the New York Post. (Read more Linda Evangelista stories.)

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