August 3rd, 2011
10:31 AM ET
Linda Evangelista wants $46k a month in child support
Supermodel Linda Evangelista is reportedly requesting a whopping $46,000 a month from businessman François-Henri Pinault, the father of her 4-year-old son Augustin James.
"That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court," Support Magistrate Matthew Troy tells the New York Post. Troy will be deciding on an appropriate number when Evangelista and Pinault return to Manhattan Family Court next month.
Pinault, who allegedly has yet to pay a penny toward Augustin, has another preschooler to support as well. Valentina, 3, is his daughter with wife Salma Hayek.
The 49-year-old CEO of a luxury goods empire began dating Hayek in 2006 and married the actress in 2009. He also has two other children from a previous marriage, according to People.
Evangelista, who is worth more than $8 million dollars, says she needs the hefty payments for 24-hour nanny service, vacations, and armed drivers, among other things.
The child support request shouldn't be surprising; after all, the '90s supermodel once famously quipped, "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."
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I ain't saying she's a gold digger...but she ain't #@#@#@ with no broke (@#()@*#!@
I am not understanding all the anger and name calling toward Evangalista. She is not asking for this money for herself. She is asking for the benefit of her kid...a kid which deserves in every way to have the same lifestyle of the kid that he had with Selma. Valentina presumably has full access to her fathers wealth, all $18 billion dollars. Evangelista's kid deserves the same. Yes, in my world, $46K a month is ridiculous, but in the world of Valentina and Augustin, it probably takes every penny of that to save for their private future schools and colleges. If I were Evangelista, I would be fighting hard to make sure that my child was treated financially the same as Selma's child, and not one penny less.
It's a asinine situations like this that force the people like the ex-pro football player (Ray Caruth) to stuff his "baby's momma" in the trunk! The ex-model is already a millionaire herself, why does she need his money. If she needs a nanny, he should get custody of his child. I get it ladies, the family law favors the "damsel in distress", so why not rape the system for all of its benefits. The judge should laugh her a$$ out of the court house – $3000 max should come from dad. If she wants all of her personal amenities then she can front the rest. Our legal system is in dire need of an overhaul.
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It is our society that puts these people on pedestals. The child support amount just shows us how ridiculous the whole "celebrity" game is.
Heck, I thought that was Milla Jovovich pictured above... hmm... some many celebs that look like other celebs.
What is she buying this kid, diamonds? Damn joke. Give that money to teachers. Pinault is a deadbeat too anyway. He can just sell a case of Chateau Latour every month and give the kid some cash.
Anyone worth $8 million does not need child support.
I'm still amazed that anyone would sleep with her! I've always thought she was ugly, and this request makes her more so IMO.
Linda ( has-been-model) is just been greedy and a spoiled brat ! When she is back home here inSt. Catharines, Ontario visiting family/friends, she has no armed drivers, lol...as for nannies, maybe one with her...her family looks after the kid. She is a spoiled brat like she always was growing up.
Nobody should ever give anyone 46k a month. There should never be a reason for anyone to ever give someone else 46k a month. It's vulgar and degrading.
Typical attempt at fleecing. Just because he has a lot of money, doesn't mean YOU get a lot of money.
After all, if it is so hard to have the boy, then let the husband raise him. His nanny can do as well as yours.
Many states figure out child support based on the parents' salaries. If it was done that way in this case, she'd get a lot more than $46K per month.
The fact is, she's a celebrity, and even though she's well paid, there are caveats to that profession. If she's got a photo shoot scheduled, there are hundreds of other people being paid to do a job that centers around her being there. If the babysitter calls in sick, she can't just call and say "sorry, I can't make it in today." Not to mention the security risk of being the child of a wealthy public figure. Living in a lower cost building with minimal security, attending public school, etc., would make him an easy target for kidnappers.
Plus, even though he's only 4, he's already become accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Why should he be punished just because his parents split up? The father was equally responsible for creating this life, he should be equally responsible for his care. By the way, the amount she's requesting is about .00005 percent of his net worth. That's like someone who makes $100K a year only paying $5 a year in child support. Far less than a drop in the bucket.
The average cost in the United States to raise a child to 18 years old is approx. $250K. This woman is asking for more than double that per year. OK, so daddy's rich. Grant her the $46K per month but only for two years. That's over $1M. After that, she can use some of her own millions to raise the child. After all, she does have some responsibility in the matter.
The courts take both parents salary and combines it, from that they figure what child support will be. Some states have set limits like only 40% or 30% of the combined income will be child support. Most states favor the mother so the mother gets the child and the father has to pay the child support and gets every other weekend to see his child. Also most states do not force the mother to show what the money is used for. The mother can use the money as she sees fit and the father can only hope the money is used for his child. The family court system sucks....
I had to look at the child twice to realize it's a boy. Nice hair though...LOL I'm sure with $46K a month he can have all the Pantene shampoo he wants.... LOL
That's disgusting, she is disgusting. Nobody should be given that amount of money without making it on your own. What's wrong with 10 gs a month.
Maybe with the money she can get that moderately ugly child a haircut. He looks like a girl.
I wished I made $46,000 a year. Love to see Miss Supermodel clean toilets for $9 an hour.
Wow- there wasn't this much uproar when Kelsey Grammer's ex asked for 50 Million, a couple of houses, custody of both kids, child support and alimony and Kelsey isn't even worth 18 Billion like François-Henri!
Linda Evangelista-the most expensive lay in history.
She is a obvious UNFIT PARENT who should lost custody of the kids and be JAILED for extortion.
Who? I've never heard of her, I've likely never seen her and she's not all that attractive in my opinion.
I think her quip should be revised to read, "I don't LAY DOWN for less than $46,000 a month."
What an ass this woman is. She wants more money for one month than most people make in a year. Hopefully the courts will adjust that to a much more reasonable figure. Talk about being out of touch – she's as bad as our politicians! And I really don't care how much money her ex makes. This is for child support and should not be some outrageous amount, most of which wouldn't be spent on the child anyway. I hope the courts give her a reality check as she desperately needs one!!
What do you expect from a wealthy snot who would give her her kid a Little Lord Fauntleroy haircut.
LOL I'm sure this will put the chill into a lot of men if women start to sue them for child-support to pay for all the things that their man used to do for them...from a womans' perspective...
course then you'd have to ask, "why'd you want a divorce if they were doing so much for you?"
What CNN failed to point out is François-Henri Pinault is worth more than $14 billion (that's $14,000,000,000) – $46K a month for him is like dropping $5 at McDonald's for the rest of us.
There is just no bottom to a woman's greed. And that they show no compunction about using the children as hostages for securing additional income is sickening!
May I suggest that you go back to St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada where you are from.
Life is peaceful there and the people will treat you with dignity and respect...
I would hope that you would use your life's achievements to teach others that dreams may come true – and that you are a success story
Be the role model that Canadians remember and respected....
That kid needs a haircut.
Child support is hugely important but 46000 a month is criminal. I hope a judge stands up to this type of abuse and puts it in perspective. Evangelista is a gold digger from the get go. "Super Model" isnt exactly a career.
She only needs armed drivers because she acts like a spoiled diva. The hell with her. Stay home, be a parent, take care of your child yourself and you won't need 24 hour a day nanny service unless she is saying she is incapable of being a good parent and then she should have the child removed from her custody and care.
at 46K/month for 18 yrs it comes up to roughly 10 million. So the guy is a Billionaire. What is 10 million for him? chump change.
Ain't nobody care about this.
All kidding aside that is one ugly little girl she is holding.
That is one ugly child. Wish I could smell it's doo doo drawers MMMMMMM
Hey, let's be reasonable. She doesn't deserve criticism. After all, $46,000/month doesn't go as far as it used to, when you consider the cost of housing, food, medicine, etc., what would that leave her with each month? $43,000 ?
This will teach these guys to WEAR a CONDOM,,,If i was that rich i would wear a condom while WALKING,,No way having $ex should be that EXPENSIVE.
I always thought she was quoted as saying, "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day."
No, she won't get "into" bed with anyone for less than $10,000 a pop.
Rich people suck.
WOW! 46,000 is 1.5Xs what I make a year! That's utterly ridiculous...is she serious about that figure? So, why does dad have to pay for vacations if he isn't going on them with his son???
"46,000 is 1.5Xs what I make a year!"
But, to be fair, you're probably not very pretty.
So she can go on vacation and take her gardener and cabana boy along so she won't be bored...
Linda Evangelista is a greedy female dog!
This actually is not "Child Support." No one needs $46 K a month to support a child. All the $46 K is going directly towards this child for each month? It's merely money for Linda's lavish lifestyle. Makes no sense. And she is already rich.
I'm sorry but to me it sounds like she can afford 24 hour nanny service and armed drivers on her own. Why go after the dude for such a large amount per month. It sounds like maybe she might be jealous that he married and had a kid with Salma and not her. She needs to get her head out of the clouds and come back to reality.
I'm sorry, but this is totally out of touch with reality. I gross $46,000 a YEAR and have zero spousal or other forms of support. This woman is crazy!!!
Really? You had a child with a billionaire and you didn't ask for any money from him? How very big of you. Sure, the child he had 6 months later with Salma currently has a trust fund worth over 12 million dollars but why should your child expect to be treated the same way just because he didn't marry your mother. And I think security is an issue, for the child of a billionaire, who's family are also billionaires.
No pu$$y is worth that much. Hopefully the courts recognize that and call it what it is, a shakedown.
I'm a woman and I agree with you.....i noticed here that people talk about how 'HE got her pregnant'....i guess she had nothing to do with that...
Why did she wait until he was four years old to do this?
Does she have a daughter? I hope I'm not the only one who looked at the picture and wondered what the BOY must look like.
Oh, go back to Canada you money grubbing, whiney butt sorry excuse for a has been! Lots of single moms raise their children on less than 46,000 a year with no child support and you want that much per month? Next time Id encourage you to hold an aspirin between your knees and not be an egg donor!
Linda desrives the money. Henri is a Billionaire who saw Linda as a gorgeous person with whom he would want a child. Her genes is why the son is so handsome not Henri's. Sort of like breeding horses, but a deal is a deal.
Do you know he wanted to have a baby with her? Maybe he just wanted to get laid.
I cant believe Im agreeing with you B=Dog but in this case I see your point! LOL!
For God's sake,get the kid a haircut! (and not a very cute kid,at that.)Must take after that old guy, his father.
If she's worth 8 million dollars, I still understand why she needs child support from anyone. This is why our legal system doesn't work. Maybe she should be asking for a more reasonable amount for child support considering she is already incredibly rich on her own.
Boo-hoo. François-Henri's net worth is estimated at around 18 BILLION. I am sure that a little over 7 MILLION (the amount he will pay out until the kid is 18) is a mere drop in the bucket for him. You have to realize these aren't ordinary people with ordinary lifestyles, the payments are relative to what they have not what we have. 7 MILLION for him is one less home or plane he can buy- that's all.
Just because he can afford it doesn't give her the right to it.
$7 million could probably pay for quite a bit of water for people who are DYING OF THIRST in Somalia right now. I'm sure this little brat wouldn't even miss it. How can you justify even saying that they need this money to maintain their lifestyle? You also make me sick. Go get a job.
J- He gave her the right when he got her pregnant. That's the way the world works, like it or not.
Dragon Lady – Just because people dying of thirst is a concern for you, please don't think that it is for him, her or their children. I find it suprising that so much of you have such ill will toward the child and go so far as to call him names. He is a toddler and isn't persuing his father for the money. Also, I didn't say they need his money they THINK they need his money, that's the difference. BTW- I don't need a J-O-B, I work for myself and have no need to be a corporate slave. I will always think of you fondly telling me to get a job next time I am on my way to my vacations.
Jonny: Are you really serious? How can you possibly side with someone like this?!?! And I'm not insulting her child, just his ridiculous, greedy, money-grubbing mother. And if you're so da*mn successful, spread the wealth. I'm sure you could support an entire African village for the amount you spend on Starbucks coffee every month. Get bent.
Dargon Lady- Well I guess you told me! Last I checked, calling a child a brat is an insult. Shameful.
I don't remember saying anywhere in my posts that I was taking anyone's side. They are both adults and made decisions that have consequences in the real world. She will ask a judge for whatever amount she chooses and the judge will decide if her cause of action is justified. The child's father will learn from his mistakes or not. Either way, the outcome has no bearing on my life. It was an interesting story, and what's more interesting is the reactions that people are having to the story.
Since you seem so concerned about my coffee intake, I assure you that I do not drink coffee. I do however provide support and assistance to my disabled mother, my sister (who is a single mother receiving no child support) and my nephew. I also give generously to charities that mean something to me, volunteer in various organizations and I stay involved with my community. Please, do not try to put my house in order because it has already been done.
I would like to extend an invitation to you though. If you are ever in Tampa or Chicago, please let me know. I would love to have you over for tea. Nothing I like better than to graciously meet someone who I "make sick" that knows absolutely nothing about me. Be well!
It's people like this – these worthless, vapid, greedy, gold-digging excuses for women – who make me sick! My family doesn't even make $46,000 a year!!!! I'd like to see her make it on $40,000 a year. Now excuse me, while I go row with the other slaves at a real job.
You know, life, luck, looks, talent etc. place us all in our respective financial positions. Being bitter against those you perceive as mor fortunate, or dictating to them what they should do with their money in your estimation only makes you angry and ungrateful for what you do have.
In relative terms, simply having the cognitive ability to type on a computer makes us incomprehensibly lucky, as does having eyes to see with, a mouth to speak with and taste food with. Look, I am all for the rich paying more to help the poor, either through charity or taxes. It's been a universal human problem since we lived in caves and one family got more mammoth to eat than their neighbors. But rage and jealousy toward the rich is pointless. I wish Linda and her kid luck and health in her world, as I do you in yours.
To Pansera: Are you really serious?!?! There are people DYING OF THIRST in Somalia, and Linda Evangelista is looking for $46K a month for ONE CHILD? Open your eyes. Unbelievable.
Money Grubbing Wh**e
Stay classy, Linda.
Unfortunately, age and time will catch-up with you, too, so that support money will come in handy.
You don't wake up for 10k a day!! your looks are gone!! GET REAL !!
She wasn't born w/it, it was the maybelline! I would love to be in their CS hearing, can you see the judge now???
The father would not turn a head if it wasn't for his money. And trully I cannot see the difference between her and Selma H...the wife. The both got pregenant in the hopes of making him pay one way or another.
If he was stupid not use protection then he should pay. Considering that his got plenty he should pay as much as she asks.
its expansive to f**ck high end w***rs
Your post makes me long to reach for a red pen and correct all the grammatical mistakes and misuse of words like "expansive" when you clearly are looking for "expensive". Nowhere in that article did I read where it said Selma and Linda got pregnant in the hopes of snagging a billionaire, so you may want to keep the wh0re calling to a minimum.
Seriously, how did THAT guy get Salma and Linda? He must be swinging a hammer! We know he's rich, but so are they, so what is it. I mean Look at that guy. He could have been an extra in Lord of the Rings.
actually, he's "wealthy" while the other two are just plain "rich". big difference! hehe
No wonder Kyle MacLachlan dumped....another money grubbing freak with no talent just looks. Someone forgot to tell her, her looks are fading.
Why do you think she is asking for money now? 😉
I've never liked her or saw the big thing about her as a model. Now I like her less and have zero respect for this greedy shallow has been. SHe's got 8 million and she's wanting money for vacations? Armed guards? Like...uh...Linda...who do you think is going to be attacking you? Ridiculous and I hope no judge in the world would grant her this sort of money. Hey ho...look at all the starving, homeless out of work woman with children in the country...and be very ashamed of yourself.
Never liked her as a model, and I think that is one homely little kid.
These people live a different lifestyle than most (all?) of the trailer trash you see posting here. If expenses are proportional to income and wealth, then actually 46K per month is probably a much lower % than a couple with an consolidated income of $70K where the child support order might be, what, $1500 per month?
There is no room in society for those who live like parasites off of the rest of us, and ruin us financially for their benefit.
That said, if she wants a 24/7 nanny and armed guards, her 8 mil should cover it.
now she's a parasite? 46k a month is hardly going to put a dent in this billionaire's fortune. heck, it would take 2000 years for her to go through all of his money at that pace (assuming he stopped making it).
Correction: 2000 years assumes only $1B in fortune. Since he has $18B, the correct figure would be 36,000 years.
Oh..and Linda. Thank you for reinforcing the most negative stereotypes of women.
And my respect for Selma Hayak just fell thru the floor.
As for the guy...he just proves that money does not confer brains nor class on a person.
what did Salma do in all this?
He's a billionaire.
She's worth $8million.
They are squabbling over $46k a month for the brat.
Aren't you glad that Republican's are screwing the middle class to protect these people???
Aren't you glad Democrats aren't any better problem solvers than to just blindly throw money at our education system (and everything else), so we can keep churning out morons who would ask a question like that about a Canadian and a Frenchman?
Thats a lot rediculous! He should ask for a 3rd party conservator to distribute whatever the ruling is although I dont see a judge ordering 46,000.00 a month in child support! Besides, how good of a mom can she be if she NEEDS a 24/7 nanny?
Why now four years later? Is it because the baby daddy is married to Salma Hayek and he is a billionaire?
Kind of coincidental, huh?. Things that make you go "hmmmmmmm"...
46K. a month, Seriously? Has to have 24 hour a day Nanny service, I guess this "mother" cannot even take care of her own child while he sleeps! She probably doesnt want to work either. This poor man that made the baby with her. He needs to get snipped honestly and quit making babies or he will be broke in a few years, he isnt a billionarie!
Actually... he is a billionaire.
Child support judgements are relative to the worth of the supporting parent and the lifestyle of the child.
In this case, given that the father is darn near a billionair......$46K a month is no more than a bag of peanuts.
I bet Francois is thinking......OW MY A$$... STOP REAMING MY A$$!!!!!! 46k a month is a ridiculous amount of child support for 1 child. What does the child eat for breakfast? Gold? Maybe a couple thousand dollar bills as a salad with ranch dressing for lunch? I mean come on.......
is this really a boy.. looks like a girl to me
Think of how many haircuts 46k can buy.
I thought this was a girl, too.
Geeze you girls are narrow minded.He's a handsome young lad,get a grip.One look and you can tell he's a male.you must have some homely gene's in you're pool to think otherwise.
Maybe she's born with it?
Maybe she was born with it and now, thanks to modern medicine, it can be cured at birth.
Maybe its Maybeline?
Why is it that every time you hear the name Linda Evangelista, it's never for something good? She's also the 'lady' who said she doesn't even get out of bed to model for less than $10,000. She's a real class act.
Whats not good about it? More power to anyone who can wake up and make that much money. Besides the man is rolling in money.
I agre with RD and to @Rachel--Having babies for money makes Evangilista a you-know-what–and people who think it's OK aren't any better.
Typical woman answer Rachel. Yes, HE is rolling in money that HE earned. She didn't do anything, but open her legs. It doesn't take half a million dollars a year to raise a kid. Let's not forget that SHE should have to pay to raise that child too, not just collect money from him and support herself off the child support.
Child support judgements are relative to the worth of the supporting parent and the lifestyle of the child.
In this case, given that the father is darn near a billionair......$46K a month is no more than a bag of peanuts.
BTW.....Evangelista is worth about $8 million.....I doubt that she NEEDS the $46K a month to support herself.....
Oh yeah. The kids how old? And she's just asking for money now? Sorry, I don't give a rat's about her lifestyle. $46,000 is just beyond ridiculous. If she wants to live like that, let her pay for it from her own pocket. It's obvious she can afford it, and it's not his obligation to provide it for her. As he never married her, it's apparent that was never his intention. Of course, how dare he marry someone else and have a child. Woman scorned, no doubt!
Exactly! As it's all about the money, what does that make her?
Henri apparently has a difficult keeping his Renault in his pants, huh?
Somebody needs to cut his battery cables.
What a moron with her 24 hour nanny and gun toting chauffeurs. Here's a novel idea that's never been tried before: Be a parent!
I'd happily pay for my kids needs, but i'm not paying so mommy can p¡ss off on vacation and bang the poolboy.
If she were just a regular joe like us, I would understand that. I can see though why she needs armed guards. Can you imagine what it would be like to be the child of a celebrity? How on earth could you ever have a normal childhood or a real sense of privacy and safety?
Not that I agree with it... but it sure makes it easier to understand how a husband can kill his wife. The legal system BLOWS. Whoever collects child support should have a separate account and should have to show receipts for everything!
and I'm sorry... but no kid is worth $576,000 a year!
B=Dog – Here in Florida, you can get an order to audit child support expenses. That way they can make sure the money is spent on the kids. There is no way she need 46K a month. If she does, she needs to reevaluate her lifestyle.
Most of you people are judging her in terms of yourown financial situation, in which $46k a month looks stupefying. Now imagine yourselves, if you can, a poor African villager. The 200 per month you think of as child support would be two years income to her, and you would be seens as Wal-Mart shopping wastrels, throwing money away on a Lattes and lunches that could feed a child for a week. If you were living in her orld (or his) these amounts would seem perfectly reasonable.
Here's another suggestion for her. Get a real JOB.
Why does she need a gun toting chauffeur anyway?
Why does she need a "gun toting chauffeur?" Simple, he is a billionaire and the child realistically has the threat of kidnapping. You play, you pay....he should have used a raincoat.
Oh Realy, he should have used a raincoat? How nice that women have no responsibility! She didn't do anything to get pregnant? She chose not to exercise her right to get an abortion, which the man has no right to prevent. You see, it is 100% her choice, so where is her responsibility? Pay for it yourself or be just another female parasite.
The mother is supposed to pay 1/2 of the upkeep of the kid and the father the other. She is telling us that it will cost $92,000 per month to raise that kid? Perhaps the kid should live with the father.
Child support is not about winning the lottery. It is about providing for half the expense of raising the child.
It takes over $1,000,000 per year to raise this kid? Wow.
I think this mother is confusing child support with alimony.
she is a FORMER supermodel from the 80s... a lot ppl dont remember her so why do she need armed guards..do she live in Mexico or south America?!...plus she is worth 8 mill..she don't NEED the money..last but not least,be a damn parent and take your child with you sometimes...or when you are busy let the father pick her up for a while
I totally agree with you. I bet at least $45,000.00 of that money Evangelista will have in her bank account.