Despite the media swirl surrounding Salma Hayek’s husband after it was revealed that he fathered Linda Evangelista’s child, the couple remains united. It was reported last week that François-Henri Pinault is the father of the supermodel 4-year-old son, Augustin James, born shortly after his daughter with wife Salma Hayek, Valentina Paloma.
Though there was no infidelity involved—it has long been rumored that France’s third richest man was involved with Evangelista during his 2006 breakup with Hayek—the story still caused quite a stir when Linda showed up to an NYC family court naming François-Henri in the paternity papers. Previously, Evangelista refused to name the father or her child, and Hayek has denied repeatedly in interviews that Pinault fathered any other children out of wedlock. Apparently, Evangelista was forced to name the father because she is seeking support for her little boy.
Still, Hayek and Pinault appear happy, having spent much time together since the paternity news broke. Pinault hung out at a California studio with Hayek and his brother-in-law Sami last week, and couple, married for two years also celebrated July 4th in Malibu with their daughter.