Linda’s Dhs2m Child Support Demand

Millionaire model slammed for shock diva request
Wednesday , 10 August 2011
Linda Evangelista stops into a cafe after departing a law office with her son Augustin James Evangelista New York City, USA
Linda Evangelista stops into a cafe after departing a law office with her son Augustin James Evangelista New York City, USA
Francois-Henri Pinault (L) and Salma Hayek
Francois-Henri Pinault (L) and Salma Hayek

Linda Evangelista has taken Salma Hayek’s husband to court demanding a massive Dhs169,000-a-month for their love child, a move that has not only seen her accused of being a diva but also no doubt left the actress fuming.

Ever since Salma Hayek’s fashion mogul husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, was named as the father of Linda’s four-year-old son an ugly legal battle has ensued with the catwalk queen making extravagant requests – her demands are said to be so dramatic even the judge was taken aback!

Support Magistrate Matthew Troy said, “That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court.”

Despite the original supermodel – who’s thought to be worth more than $8million (Dhs29m) – insisting she doesn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 (Dhs36,700), she’s defended her outrageous requests insisting the money is needed to cover security costs for around-the-clock armed chauffeurs and a full-time nanny, who she relies on when working on an assignment.

When questioned how many hours she works per week, she replied, “On days when I don’t work, I’m working on my image. I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete. When I work, it can be a 16-hour day.”

French billionaire, Pinault, is thought to be fighting the request. The businessman also has a three-year-old daughter, Valentina, with Hollywood beauty Salma. We revealed his parental links to Linda earlier this year when she first filed for support. The shock court drama revealed how the tycoon dated the model while on a ‘break’ from Salma! The case continues...

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