WHAT A MESS!!! Actress Salma Hayek’s husband may soon be digging deep into his pockets for child support – $46,000 a month deep, if supermodel Linda Evangelista has her way.
A month after it was revealed that Hayek’s husband, François-Henri Pinault, fathered a son with Linda Evangelista, the veteran cover girl filed her support order Monday in Manhattan Family Court.
“That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the family court,” a family court judge said.
According to court papers filed by Linda Evangelista, 46, her son, Augustin James, 4, was fathered by Pinault. The story becomes twisted because Salma Hayek, 44, and François-Henri Pinault, 49, married in 2009, but have dated since 2006 – around the time Evangelista got pregnant.
The French businessman has two other children from a previous marriage, which ended in divorce in 2004, and a daughter with Hayek, Valentina, who turns 4 in September.
Evangelista’s lawyer told the judge that Pinault has “just been sitting back, paying zero.”
The financial support, he continued, would be used to cover an around-the-clock nanny (an estimated $80,000 a year) and drivers who are retired police detectives (an estimated $175,000 a year).
François-Henri Pinault’s lawyer, meanwhile, challenged the requests, pointing out in court, “She testified that she wants to have a 24-hour nanny because she does not want to be alone with the child … Miss Evangelista, you should understand, has a worth of more than $8 million, and she earned, last year, $1.8 million.”
The judge will make a final ruling on child support later this fall.