Linda Evangelista, whose guarded secret that Salma Hayek’s husband fathered her child was revealed last week, has gone public about her child support battle with the French billionaire. According to PerezHilton.com, the supermodel wants more than what François-Henri Pinault has offered her in child support for their 4-year-old son, Augustin James, even though Pinault’s offer equals what he pays for his two older children from his first marriage.
“She’s trying to smear his reputation and hurt Salma in an attempt to get more money,” says a source.
Evangelista showed up to an NYC family court recently to name Pinault in the paternity papers, even though there was no need for her to appear at court. It has long been rumored that France’s third richest man was involved with the supermodel briefly during his 2006 breakup with Hayek. The Mexican actress and billionaire married in 2009 and have a daughter, Valentina Paloma, together.
Though the media swirl continues to surround the married couple, Hayek and Pinaul appear happy, having spent much time together this past week, even celebrating July 4th with their daughter in Malibu.