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Supermodel Demands Child Support from Salma Hayek’s Husband

Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault is the founder and CEO of PPR, a French company specializing in luxury retail goods. He has been married to actress Salma Hayek since 2009, with whom he has a 3-year-olld daughter. Before their marriage, however, Pinault dated supermodel Linda Evangelista who once quipped that she does not wake up “for less than $10,000 a day.” They had a son together, and now Evangelista is seeking over half a million a year in child support.

Evangelista is seeking $46,000 a month in child support in a New York City court, claiming that she needs the money to pay for nannies, drivers and security guards for the 4-year-old boy. Her lawyer argued in court that Pinault has not paid any money at all to either her or the couple’s son.

Nannies are a necessity, she told the judge, given her work schedule. She said that she sometimes works 16 hours a day. She said, “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.”

The couple’s lifestyle is an important factor for the judge to consider when granting child support. $46,000 a month may be a generous amount for many over the course of an entire year, but the judge in this case seemed to be sympathetic with the lifestyle that Evangelista and her son have. He mentioned how their expenses would probably be a lot if the child custody case went to trial given the security that would have to surround the young boy.

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