Salma Hayek’s husband, Francois-Henri Pinault has a lot of explaining to do. The couple is most recently in the headlines because Pinault apparently fathered the child of Canadian supermodel, Linda Evangelista, 46.
Talk about baby mama drama. So when did this all go down?
According to court papers recently filed by Evangelista, Pinault fathered her son, Augustin James, 4, around the same time he got his current wife, Hayek, pregnant with their bundle of joy, Valentina Piloma Pinault, 4. According to the New York Post, it is believed that Pinault and Hayek were briefly separated at the time he and Evangelista conceived their son.
The identity of the baby’s father was kept secret until now. How very January Jones. But, now that the beans have been spilled, Evangelista is filing a petition seeking support from the French businessman, 49.
Pinault is reportedly not disputing Evangelista’s claim.
In the filling, it says the child ˜war born out of wedlock to [petitioner] Linda Evangelista, 46, and that [Pinault] acknowledged [her] allegation,’ a source told People. It says ˜it is decided that Pinault is the father of [Evangelista’s son], Augustin James.’
As of yet, it hasn’t been determined just how much money Pinault will have to fork over in support of his new son “ but let’s just say money isn’t an issue in this particular case.
The Pinault family’s luxury goods empire is reportedly worth about $16-18 billion. They own brands like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Pinault’s salary in 2010 was a cool $5.4 million “ not too bad.
New York state law (where the court papers were filed) obliges a father to pay about 17 per cent of his earnings in child support. If all goes according to this rule, Pinault would owe around $920,000 for last year alone.
There’s no word yet on whether or not Hayek knew that Pinault was the baby’s daddy. However, the actress repeatedly insisted in various interviews that her husband had just three children: their daughter, and two other kids from a marriage that ended in divorce in 2004.
This could get even more interesting.