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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
French Pol's Baby Daddy May Be Gucci Heir
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)

(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.

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"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." (Read more France stories.)

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