Salma Hayek’s husband breaks his silence
September 12th, 2011
06:07 PM ET

Salma Hayek’s husband breaks his silence

Salma Hayek's husband François-Henri Pinault has spoken out regarding the financial dispute over his child with supermodel Linda Evangelista, reports People.

If you haven’t heard, Evangelista would like $46,000 a month in support for her 4-year-old son with Pinault. The French businessman also has a 3-year-old daughter with Salma Hayek.

Evangelista’s lawyer claims that Pinault has been "paying zero" toward raising little Augustin James.

Pinault tells the new issue of French Elle that he’s not the deadbeat dad he appears to be. Pinault claims that his son "is totally integrated within my family." The businessman also notes that Augustin has a relationship with his sister Valentina.

According to Pinault, he’s "recognized" Augustin since 2007, the year he was born. Pinault adds that, "at every possible opportunity he has participated in my family life whether in France or the United States."

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.

soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. SalmaHayekFan

    Salma Hayek needs to get divorced from this jerk as soon as possible because he didn't pay any child support until he was ordered to do so. Read the trial testimony from the child support trial and it will prove to the whole world that Francois-Henri Pinault never should have been born. Court reconds are open to the public. I really wish that both Linda Evangelista and Salma Hayek had never even met this bum.

    May 31, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
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  3. Rachel

    I don't care how old he is. He 's nice looking. And if he can father that many children with beautiful younger women, he must really be charming and good in bed. Looks aren't everything, but then, so many of you here believe that they are. Too bad.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. surfdog

    she is smoking hot

    October 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nerdslayer

    I realize this is shallow, but... she's HOT!

    October 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kirk

    What a lucky guy! He gets to bang these hot women!

    October 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chris

    that guy is doing it right: makes tons of money and spreads his seeds. in style, that is, with quite some attractive women. why is that? he's got bigger balls... haha

    October 10, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Billy

    He is 49? Perhaps sleeping with all the super-models does make you old!! It's a pity Women are Blinded by Money !!

    October 10, 2011 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. MJ

    That is the oldest 49 year old i have ever seen!

    October 10, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. ralph

    all women care about is money

    October 8, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. Stella

    All the jealousy here, dumping on this man and their relationship. This man is very handsome, so take off the blinders of envy, and she probably loves him and he her. There are plenty of rich and famous people, young and old; it's not like they're stuck with each other. You think Salma would or should marry the cashier at the 7-11? Get real. If you want a babe, become a babe magnet. Anyone can do it.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. Duane

    I guess I'll be in the minority here and believe that Salma actually just cares about her husband. Having money certainly doesn't hurt, but we would all rather have money than not. Probably her husband just knows how to treat her right and make her feel good, that's what really counts.

    October 6, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. janinpenna

    Adults should stop dragging children thru their multiple marriages and girlfriends/boyfriends. Kids deserve a loving home with parents who love them. Use family planning until you settle with the right spouse. It's not rocket science.

    October 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. urmomlol

    Wait, that dude's 49? I would have guessed more like 60-65.

    October 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Craig

    Mr. Pinault,

    Ask Paul McCartney, the lawyers couldn't stop the
    slaughter of them pockets, had to tie her to a rocket.
    Send her into outer space, I know he wish he could,
    'cause he payin' 20K a day, that b*** is eatin' good,
    like an infant on a double-D t***y, just gettin' plump,
    'cause you miscalculated the next-to-the-last "pump"

    October 3, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  16. Joy Lynskey

    I too would like 46K in child support, unfortunately, I was less opportunistic when I chose the father of my children.

    October 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. stef

    46000? I want receits..all of them. What can you buy a child every month that is worth 46000. Linda needs to get a job.
    If it was my decision...Linda you are right...46.000 in a trust fund until the kid turns 18. Linda...however you get nothing.

    October 2, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  18. Michael


    October 1, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  19. Nixo

    Well with an ugly ass name like the kids who would pay!

    September 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. James

    people get a life!

    September 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Touro

    This is less about child support, and more about MOMMY support. Linda Evangelista is a has-been as a model, so now she needs a man to support her. In her heyday, she arrogantly stated that "I won't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day" (I'm not sure about the figure, but it was something like that). Her arrogance turned designers off of using "supermodels" and they went to lower priced talent. Someone touched on it in another post – most models are playthings for rich/famous men, be they athletes, actors, musicians or businessmen. The smart ones parlay fame into something bigger for themselves (Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Cyndi Crawford, etc.), or become actresses or something. Others just try to marry a wealthy dude, or have a baby by one so they never have to make a living for themselves. Older businessmen not only have money, but STATUS that younger guys may not have along with a big salary. Salma is a notorious diva, as she's from a wealthy family in Mexico. I'm sure Pinault is taking care of the child just fine. She's suing to get more for HERSELF. If the kid is integrated in his family, I'm sure financially he's doing what's right for him.

    September 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Frod43

    true it seems like Salma didnt marry for looks! ...but also remember that at the time she met this bundle of bucks, She really wasn't dating A list, goodlooking stars ...For some reason all the goodlooking men in Hollywood kinda stayed away from Salma....Oh, she dated alot and always had a goodlooking guy around but nothing real ......

    September 30, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  23. Sugar Daddy

    Somethin tells me Hayek and Evangelista don't have a lot upstairs, if you know what I mean...

    September 30, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  24. mimi_nef

    Man oh Man...

    It doesn't occur to any of you that they might be intelligent, witty fun people who enjoy each other's company and love each other? Just because they are rich and/or famous doesn't mean they're stupid A$$h0les.

    Jealous, much?

    September 30, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  25. Chris

    $46,000 a month....thats just proof that its about the money. No kid needs that much money spent on them PER MONTH. I dont even make that in a year.

    September 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Aaron

    Somebody needs to tell the old dude about birth control.....and that someone isn't Palin.

    September 29, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  27. terrix2000

    Do the math, he cheated on Salma.

    September 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lillyann

    Wait.. WHAT?? he is only 49?? HUH NO WAY, he must be lying about this age!!!!

    September 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jeremy

    A guy who looks like that dumped a supermodel and is now with Salma Hayek? "Money can't buy happiness" my @$$

    September 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. chris

    charisma is another catcher.... tommy lee jones, timothy dalton, paul newman, john wayne, bill cosby..... they all have/had it. Some were ugly, some weren't, but they were all attractive with their charisma!

    Get your confidence, be happy and smile. That's a solid start in my book.

    September 25, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      If those guys had not had money–the only thing they would have been catching was a news paper to look for a job. It was the money –but all of you keep telling yourselves that if you had "charisma" or charm or a larger set of you know whats–you'd get somebody like Salma or Linda or another famous person–you would not–but tell yourself that. You can count on one hand the number of stars who married ordinary people without money. The operative words being "ordinary" and money–They had to have been either gorgeous or had money–if you do not have either of those characteristics, they might pay to come watch you perform but you marrying or getting with them? FORGET IT. LOL

      September 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  31. hey hey hey

    The Ultimate Trophy Wife and Trophy Ho Ho Ho.... Unfortunately the children will grow up to be ugly... There is nothing more depressing then seeing a successful famous couple with homely looking kids... Shakespeare should have written a play about

    September 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      All that money will make them beautiful–who are you kidding? did you notice how the standards of "beauty" keep evolving until people are not beautiful based on looks but who they are. Look at the Princes of England–neither looks cuter than the plainest of guys but are considered "amazingly handsome" due to who they are.Even Princess Di was not a beauty–but she was a princess and by dint of that–a "cute" girl became "beautiful" Money can buy almost everything, you know.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yessiree


      September 26, 2011 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  32. Big Mac Daddy

    Hey Selma, If that's the best you can do, you have some real serious self esteem issues.

    September 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sheila

    $46,000 in child support? Is someone f'n crazy? OK – let's see – pants from Walmart, $19.99. A few shirts. $35. Daycare, $150 per week. Teddy bear $12.99. Getting pregnant by a rich man? Priceless.

    September 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      There are a lot of people (including me) who would NEVER and have never bought clothing for my child at Walmart–don't put your values or lack thereof on other people.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yessiree

      @queenbee10 – "There are a lot of people (including me) who would NEVER and have never bought clothing for my child at Walmart–don't put your values or lack thereof on other people."

      You DO realize that some people, instead of breaking into your home, stealing your crap, beat-you-up-so-bad-when-you-wake-up-your-clothes-are-gonna-be-out-of-style, and leave you for dead, would rather keep their values and humbly buy clothes where they can afford it? Not everyone has your same definition of "values" (fortunately).

      September 26, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  34. mikey

    LOL..I thought this was going to be an article about the husband saying 'Woo hooo! I'm hittin Salma f'in Hayek!!!'

    September 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Julie

    François Pinault (born 21 August 1936) is a French businessman who runs the retail company PPR. My math says he is 75, not 49!!!

    September 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  36. joejoe

    The guy has enough money to pay to be well-endowed. Has good taste in women. Salma has a pair of lovely ... feet. Seriously. Her toes are beautiful. (Salma's other lovely pair has been covered I think)

    September 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Deb

    Maybe he has intelligence, charm, and wit that a woman would find attractive. The truth is that we don't know this man or why Salma enjoys his company. Here is a snippet from the article linked to on this page.
    "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."
    I might accept the need for round-the-clock security. Vacations? I don't ask my ex to pay for my vacations! Then again, my ex isn't worth 11 BILLION. Both France and the US have child support laws. Seems to me that the amount he would be required to pay would have been settled during the divorce. Does make me wonder why the mother hasn't received any support.

    September 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      If Linda is worth only 8 million dollars that explains it. compared to this man, she is poor–it is like a woman making 20K a year wanting support from a former hubby who makes 450K/year and she asks for about 3K/month–yeah it seems like a lot but the man probably makes more in interest each year than the cost of taking care of his son. The truth is, of all the famous, models are seen as body perks and are not treated as anything more than sperm receptacles. The most a model can hope for is marriage to maybe a rock star–the next best is a baby and maybe being a toy of a rich man for a few years–the worst is being passed among a lot of the rich and famous only to be discarded when they are no longer a novelty. To combat that–women may try to bargain with a baby–the man will have to take care of this kid and it will be commisserate with HIS income not yours or mine– in that way, Linda and other models can ensure that they are not just used like dirty kleenex and discarded. Models are well aware that they are basically high priced call girls and from photographers to designers or their clients, they have to put out even when they are teen aged muses–but smart ones do not just get used–they learn to use and nothing guarantees a paycheck from a rich guy like a child of his...

      September 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • NorCalMojo

      riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight......and maybe he married her for her wit and personality.

      September 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. T-Bird

    If this man takes Viagra it would appear to look like a flag on a condemned building. Salma you money grubbing ho!

    September 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      So now we know why you (and many other posters on here) can't get a girlfriend or wife to save your idiot neck. Most women are very interested in a man who loves them, cherishes them, can carry on a civilized conversation, is not a loser in public, and is (or can learn to be) good in bed. In that order. Money is frosting, not the substance.

      September 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  39. sara

    Integrated into the family is not the same as financially supported.

    September 22, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  40. greginpsca

    I am also 59, and this dude has got to be in his late 60's / early 70's. This marriage ends when all his exes take all of his money.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Doug504

    Good the kid has been "integrated" with his family. But no mention of money. On the other hand both parents are well off (rich).

    Meanwhile real people are asking "$46,000 a month for a 4 year old kid? I don't make that in a year and I've got two kids."

    September 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      But you don't have the same kids. To each his own. I can understand Linda wanting 46K like I can understand sports players wanting a certain % it has to do with the overall % and lifestyle of the people–you cannot compare yourself to a rich person anymore than a person in Mexico City (where the avg income is 4 US dollars a week) can compare what they make to YOU. Perspective is a marvelous thing but the trouble with these kinds of stories is that it gives ordinary people a glimpse into a world and lifestyle they cannot fathom and it makes them either ill, jealous or incredulous.

      Their lives, their businesses–if a man is a making billions or even 120 to 200 million a year, then 500K a year for a child of his is not a lot at all and there is NO comparison a plebian should be making to the rich–it just does not compute. I hope she gets it–he can then write it off on his taxes and we can move on. Why do ordinary people keep saying it is more than they make in a year? SO WHAT? You are not rich, we get that–but then, this is about two rich people and their kid–so why are you even trying to compare your life in any way shape or form to them?

      September 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  42. J Patrice Marandel

    Both of them a+ Evangelista give Eurotrash a bad name !

    September 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  43. sam

    the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. the way to a woman's heart is through her bank account.

    September 20, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • sam

      although hearts really have nothing to do with it. what i should have said is this:
      the way to a man's bank account is through his stomach. the way to a woman's cooking is through her bank account.
      that is all marriage is.

      September 20, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      NOPE. The way to a woman's heart is through the man's bank account, most women want their bank accounts left alone.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Windy

    Selma recently expressed her satisfaction with being "rich" so with her comments I know she is a "gold diger" sad sad

    September 20, 2011 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  45. PSAztec

    Is Linda Evangelista incapable of working? $46,000/month for a 4 year old? That is just stupid and any judge that goes along with that is likewise stupid.

    September 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  46. kasey

    You'll notice he didn't exactly say he's paying any child support, did he?

    September 19, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  47. tigertiki

    He's like Daniel Craig in the future ...

    September 19, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  48. ralk

    I like Selma but she knows how to pick a loser! This clown has to much baggage...she should have done better...he doesn't seem her type...

    September 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      WHICH IS WHY SELMA IS RICH AND WHERE SHE IS AND WHY YOU ARE YOU AND WHERE YOU ARE–MONEY MONEY, MONEY MONEY!!!! Selma is smart like a fox and she can always pay a valet to carry all the extra "baggage." The only people that marry for love are either romantics or people who only have the idea of love to offer to begin with–the rest of the world is doing it by the numbers and you will know them as the ones who shop at Neiman Marcus or Saks or Bendels or Tiffany– while people like you ring them up.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Dan

    What is she doing with him? She doesn't need the money.

    September 18, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      If you are not her accountant, financial advisor or investment portfolio manager, you have no idea what she needs or wants and what she plans to do with ANYTHING. She is probably with him for the money –and if so–more power to her and more power to Linda also–most models get used up but while they are getting used–it is good when they can get some more money for their troubles–let the "using" be mutual–because in the end, every woman is marketing her body and herself–some just have sense to market only to the highest bidders and others think they are in it for "love" At least 65% of that group is found to be wrong and what do they get? Maybe 250.00/month? or less? Uh huh.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  50. 12mchen

    Why is being a gold digger so bad? - as long as you are upfront.

    These women may just be practical. Beauty is a commodity, too. It is of great worth when you are young, yet it fades quickly. These women need to cash out while they still can. If you have nothing else going for you, (not that I'm saying this is the case but in most cases it probably is), then you have it all riding on when you are young.

    Seriously, why "jobs" could a washed-out model with no skill set besides sitting in front of a camera provide? Unless, you have some brain savvy like Kathy Ireland, Cindy Crawford, etc and start your own business empire, it's just easier to marry for money if the guy is willing. It's not like anyone forced him to marry. He accepted the terms of agreement.
    Trade your present for your future. Make sure to pop out a baby because alimony laws are nice. Also, try to move to a state where wealth is divided 50/50, such as California.

    😛 Ladies, happy hunting. Men are using you for looks, too.

    September 18, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Amen and Amen again to that. Sports figures market their muscles, actors and actresses and models market their looks–and they market them for what they are worth. For models, ballerinas, etc the time of marketability is very limited–men are certainly using their looks and bodies–if they are smart they will get as much as they can, while they still have that bargaining chip and the only ones begrudging them are ugly men/poor men and ugly women. Both because by dint of physical attributes or pocketbook they know that they are out of the running before the race even starts.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • beachgal

      you are so right! men like Clooney use up "their pretty" and then toss them aside.
      girls, sorry. money and security are number 1 until the double standard and employment discrimination end.
      sorry guys. bigger wallets, not bigger cars. average p is fine. no need to be hung like a horse.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Bob

    Linda Evangelista says, "I just can't hardly get by on $46K a month!" Tell her to drop by the White House and Obumma will give her a stimulus check!

    September 18, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  52. Joe

    F......all you have to be is rich to get the know It....

    September 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Mommyof2

    There's no reason for her to get $46K a month, most people don't even make that in a year! There should be a cap on child support, there should be no reason a woman should get rich just for popping out a child. And there's no way in the world she could honestly say that her son is in need of $46K a month, what makes him so much better than any other child in the world? And for conversation sake, the guy's not that bad looking, he's probably a gentleman, which a lot of men have lost. Selma's a level headed woman, she wouldn't be with him for money or if he was a jerk.

    September 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      How much she should get is not our business–a child should be kept in the manner he/she would be accustomed to if the dad was a full time father and could afford it–that means different things for different kids–people need to stop the comparison and jealousy–what her child gets or does not get or needs is not our concern and if it is more than you make in a year–that is YOUR problem, not Linda's not Salma's and not this guy's. Stop putting the expectations of YOUR life on the lives of others. It does not work that way.

      September 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  54. CarchariasUh

    Well, my dad sent my mom $250 for child support...every other month... and that barely was enough to cover 2 weeks... That's all I can say cause I'd rather mind my own busniess; poor recommendation,CNN.

    September 17, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • CarchariasUh

      Gottalovetypos: business*

      September 17, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      My mother told me once that my dad would have rather gone to jail than pay a dime of child support. She wasn't bitter but she really needed the money back then. Mom said she made a little more than him at the time. Dad's new wife came with three kids and she didn't work. I am sure it was hard for them to make ends meet too. I had a nice relationship with my dad, and I believe he really loved me. I don't hold it against him, because I choose not to. However, I do have less respect for parents who don't pay child support when there is money to give.
      I handle my husband's payments to his ex myself to ensure it is done timely. They also split educational, extra-curricular activities, school sponsored trips, etc. I have no problem with this. I love those kids.

      September 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marty

      Deb, if only all current wives were like you this world would be a lot better place!! Keep up the good work and help give them kids a great life with lots of people who love them 🙂

      September 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Tom

    Way to aim high Selma...

    September 16, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. MannyMota

    More proof that money buys hot chicks.

    September 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Couldn't have said it better myself. First, Evangelista...and now Hayek...chose THIS guy??? I wonder if either of these girls put some of that money towards paper bags at bedtime?

      September 16, 2011 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  57. Rach

    Wait a sec. Am I missing something? He started dating Hayek in 2006, yet his son with Evangelista was born in 2007. Was this down to mere weeks or what???

    September 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  58. dillo dirt is sewage

    He's 49?

    He looks old enough to have a 49 year old kid.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  59. hey

    The dude looks 69 !

    September 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Schnoz

    I hear they call him Henri the Shnoz... And it's not because of his sniffer!

    Also, someone mentioned that Salma risks going down the same road as his previous baby's momma... And to that person I say, have you ever DATED a mexican (latina) chick...??! Probably money is on it won't go anywhere NEAR the same as his previous lady!

    September 15, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  61. Bob

    Henry Kissinger said it back in the 70s: "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac"....

    September 15, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  62. sosofresh

    note to self: dye eyebrows red, avoid sunlight and cease all physical activity. it seems to be working for this guy.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Why do men try to pretend most women are not in the picture for what the guy can do for her? Another note to yourself–don't forget to make billions or you can forget the rest too. LOL

      September 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Bingo

    That dude is the luckiest guy in the world. I'm way better looking than that dude but lack the re$our$e$ to score a babe like her

    September 15, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  64. jayman419

    I couldn't imagine a child needing more than $500k a year. If I was him, I'd want detailed expense reports with an independent accountant overseeing every expenditure.

    One dime goes to a pair of shoes for the mother, off goes the money spigot.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  65. Maddog3584

    I'm 49 and this dude looks like he should be my dad.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ruth

      I'm with you Tom...I'm 49 as well and my dad looks way better than this old fart!

      September 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Asklepios

    I wonder what attracted him to her ?

    September 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Asklepios

    He's 49 and looks older. She's [-a gentleman doesn't mention a lady's age-], which is not that much younger.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  68. jeffC

    someone tell me please-

    how does this Ugly Old Pig get with two of the most beautiful women on earth ?!?

    and he fathers children with them too!


    September 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • MannyMota

      At least they're not superficial. Cough.

      September 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      LOL–ask Dennis Rodman and Mick Jagger–or we can ALL tell YOU–all about those Benjamins son–which means all you bloggers with no billions can keep your hand and a pic handy because that is as close as you will get to these lovelies. LOL

      September 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jimmy

    People cmon the dude is absolutely "LOADED" and that is #1 reason they are on him.
    They dont want to be rich they want to be super rich and live a completely pampered life of the best and also they get to do the pool boy on the side, maybe the mailman and massause too but hey to each his own.

    September 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Miss America

    What's a pretty girl to do?

    September 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  71. JOregon

    Lots of talk about integrating the child into his family, recognizing the child, etc.
    NO mention whatsoever of PAYING for the financial welfare of the child.
    He has the money to pay – just too greedy to do it.

    September 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      Having a son go through the situation of having a child with someone he was with a short time, I will say this; you do not know whether or not Pinault is paying child support or the issue is she wants more. Evangeista may be saying he isn't paying, when the truth is he isn't paying as much as she wants. People say all sorts of things during court battles, and to get attention. I believe my son should (and he does) pay child support, and the child should be (and is) part of the family. It is, however, no one else's business how much he pays, how he pays it, or when. The only people who should be concerned with that are the people involved. What a shame to smear it all over the headlines.

      September 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Then again, when refuting what she has said, this man never mentions he is paying anything –which points to the possible reality that he is giving up nothing–otherwise he could have said he is paying support but not mentioned what that is–instead he talks of emotional support as if that is ALL he has offered in which case he will have a fun time in an American child support court case.

      September 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Pliny

    Amazing. Linda Evangelista and Selma Hayek both fell in love with this guy.

    What's his secret? What hidden talents does he possess? What is it about him that drives beautiful women into his arms?

    I think it's because he's got a nice azz. Well, it's not really a nice one. But with that HUGE WALLET STUFFED WITH $$$ in his back pocket, I'm sure that it appeals to the girls.

    Thank you Linda and Selma. Thank you for confirming all the WORST stereotypes of women as gold-digging, money-grubbing, shallow tramps.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ME

      Whoah, that's a little harsh. They're not exactly poor women themselves.

      /must not White-Knight lol

      September 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Just because a woman holds out for money does not make her a tramp it actually makes her resourceful, pragmatic and a long range planner–after all, there is nothing romantic, long lasting or successful about living in a dump with a poor guy and some kids who cannot even be taken care of decently–given that the #1 deal breaker in most marriages is finances. Smart women consider the income in the equation–I DID and do not regret that decision. It was not the only decision but it was considered and because of that I am not in the ghetto or trailer park, and have a nice home, vacation abroad and all my kids were raised in great surroundings with most things (not all) that money can buy–all are grown now with the exception of 1, but they have grown up to be resourceful and respectful people too. My mother said it is just as easy to marry a rich man as it is a poor one–that is not true–you have to interest a rich man–but if you do and can hold on to him, love CAN follow and you and your children (and your mate) can have a good life. Just remember that nothing lasts forever and if he married you for looks–they will fade in time. Plan for THAT too and put a bit away–if he ever leaves–best to rely on an actual portfolio and real goods and not just on a lawyer–and make sure you leave NOTHING for the other women to get their claws into. LOL

      September 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • theshiftingwinds

        I don't think it's being resourceful. They don't care how nice or bad their lovers are. They don't care about his personality or the good things he has done. All gold diggers care about is status and outward appearances. Yes, money is important, but the person is the #1 important thing to concentrate on.

        February 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  73. IrishRebelMom

    As a side note to Salma – no respect for you either! What you did to her, soon will be done to you by another woman. This guy is just a breeder, plain and simple. Wait until he starts to "integrate" your child into his lifestyle too! What you started when you began to date him before he was divorced and providing for his kid, is no doubt going to be your fate as well. #stupidwoman

    September 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Not about you

      wow....we are talking about Salma here, not about you. Sounds like you're taking this a tad too personal.....

      September 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bgirl

      He and Salma were separated (not yet married, and they had taken a break) when he fathered Linda's child. He didn't cheat on anyone with anyone else.

      September 16, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  74. IrishRebelMom

    Integrating your son into your family is another RESPONSIBILITY you rich moron! You still are required to pay a fair share toward the support, which the Court determines as a portion of your excessive wealth. Put the deadbeat in jail - unlike Dads without a job or decent pay, this moron has NO excuse.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  75. All3Allin

    He talks a lot about integrating his son into his family, but STILL never speaks of whether or not he's supporting him financially. Where's the cash??? Kids aren't raised solely on spending time with them. They're expensive.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • AC

      @ All3Allin - Exactly!

      September 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • melvinslizard

      "a half million a year" expensive? And, coincidentally, her career's OVER.... hmmmm, how does this work?

      September 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Carrie

    49? Hardly! 59 maybe.

    September 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Treetop

    Dude is 49, looking 65.

    September 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  78. toronto Girl

    Captain b()()bs
    or a monkey!!!!

    September 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Captain b()()bs

    That dude must be hung like a Clydesdale, there's no other reason....

    September 13, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Silly, silly men–the young and poor ones always think it is about the size of their equipment because they cannot fathom that ultimately women (like men)are about feathering their nest the best they can–that takes money and power which is why rich men always have gorgeous women and hangers on if they want them–if the man was a eunuch he'd still have these kind of women–it has NOTHING to do with looks or prowess and everything to do with money and lots of it. Rich men KNOW this fact–poor men still want to think they have a chance–you don't.

      September 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yessiree

      You mean his wallet is made of Clydesdale leather?

      September 26, 2011 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  80. Lucy

    So he admits that he cheated and fathered a child. I guess you can do that when you have billions because he is so not good looking.

    September 13, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • AC

      Who said he cheated to father the child?? I don't see that in the article.

      September 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Faith Nicole

    @jane slum it? yes round the clock nannies and designer clothes I mean god how hard can life get. the poor poor super rich supermodel.

    46,000 dollars a month is ridiculous should he contribute to raising his child yes, but no kid needs more in a month what most families make in a year. especially since mommy is already rich

    September 13, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  82. jb2817

    I'd hit Salma like the front door of a shack during a DEA drug raid

    September 13, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  83. Booo

    MYK,this lady thinks you – and Chris Rock – are hilarious and right. Evangelista is getting old and the modeling world is not so kind as you age. Her child does not need $46k a month. I read another article where she was lamenting about needing around the clock nannies. Give me a break. And as for Pinault, if I weren't happily married, I would go for him. I like more mature guys anyway.

    September 13, 2011 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Why do ordinary run of the mill people say how they would boink famous people or go for billionaires? Be for real–unless you are a famous beauty known for that beauty your chances of even cleaning his shoe of gum is very small indeed. "You would go for him" offering him what? What people like Salma and Linda already gave him but of the lower class type?

      September 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Homer

    Look at his famous sister.

    September 13, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  85. dee

    49 ! who does this old fart trying to fool. My mother is 70 and she looks way too young for him.

    September 13, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  86. Dukembe Motumbo

    In my village, de women do all de work while the men doimportant, manly things like hunting, fishing, and smokin de ganja. it is a very happy place.

    September 13, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  87. Sally

    Myk is always mean. why talk to him. he is a pig to women. he thinks its right to cheat on women

    September 13, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  88. Evil Queen

    @MYK..You do enjoy p!ssing off some of the ladies, don't you? lol . I think some times you just have pure evil flowing through you I said hi to you on another blog. I do feel for the kids though and he should pay.

    September 13, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  89. MYK

    There is no kid or woman worth 46,000 a month. In the words of chris rock, He should get ##ssy payments every month for that kinda money.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • LEB

      If he was actually married to the mother and raising that child, considering his wealth, a LOT more than $46,000 a month would be going into the sheltering and care of that child. He's probably paying less percentage-wise in child support than men who make $46,000 a year, so I doubt he's feeling the pain. The boy, however, has to grow up with the pain of a father who has a "real" family somewhere else. No amount of money can make up for that.

      September 19, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      The point of the boy growing up not a part of a family with his "real father" would pull more weight if the majority of families in the US or elsewhere were from intact families–they are not. Suffice to say he owes the child the money and the child will join the ranks of the rest of the females who thought to trap a man into marriage but overestimated their coooooooocheeeeeese. But among all the fatherless children, he will rank up there with the likes of Arnold's son, and the rest who never sought to marry –think of all of Jagger's kids. A prince among ba$tards–and in this day and age–no one can say one word–too prevalent.

      September 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  90. fernace

    @ LeeHi surely you have heard of super model Linda Evangelista, who has supported her kid by herself since his birth! Modelling is an actual job that nets a very healthy salary & Evangelista is still all over mags & TV! I don't know what non-working women you are referring to but I find none in this article!!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  91. LeeHi

    They look like a nice couple. Maybe she wanted someone that's mature. Sounds like the same old song about women wanting income without the benefit of working. Surely you don't think most of that money will be going to that child. SHAME!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • jane

      The money is appropriate to what he earns. The child should benefit and the mom should be able to provide accordingly. Why should she slum it raising their child while he plays around? Sounds like he will "allow the child to visit" but is not really providing for him. Shame on him!

      September 13, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
    • retphxfire

      Right, most woman don't want to work. That's why they have fought for years to get into gender segregated workplaces and trades. I bet you are also the kind of little man who complains that woman are taking jobs away from men, need to be home taking care of their man, etc etc etc

      September 13, 2011 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Cash

      Selma is 45 – only 4 years younger so he's hardly mature for her! Linda is around that age too. He looks like an old coot but he's prolly worn himself out running after all the babes.

      September 14, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  92. FIX IN TX

    @Fernace ~ I believe your psychology has you very well informed on this guy. Way to go girl!!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  93. er

    Has this old fool ever heard of condoms?

    September 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jim DeRosa

    $46,000 is a lot of money.... but I understand it's mostly about a portion of income.

    Jim DeRosa

    September 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  95. fernace

    That "creepy, old, ugly dude" has made 2 babies with 2 of the most beautiful women in the world! Both Salma & Linda have been celebrated globally for decades, because of their gorgeous faces & shapes! I'm guessing Francois-Henri must be comin' with something to get these beauties hooked! Here it is in order of importance : $$$$$/power, great personality/sense of humor, big motor under the hood/knows how to rev her engine! These things keep a woman interested & wanting to stick around, even with $/not so much power!! 🙂

    September 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      You coulda stopped after you said 'money'.

      September 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      +1 for Pliny.

      September 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grace

      Couldn't agree with you more!!

      September 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larronzo

      There's lots of guys with lots of money who are a lot younger and a lot better looking/physically endowed than Mr. Pinault. You have no idea what it takes to get women like Ms. Hayek and Ms. Evangelista.

      September 20, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      Looks only matter when a person has no money–but to get the "most beautiful women in the world" you have to pay for them–besides the one time Elizabeth Taylor married a nobody, most of the famous only marry where they can get more duckets and money is not about LOOKS or bedroom performance it is about dollars and portfolio–only teens and children do not know the name of this game.

      September 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  96. FormCritic

    He's 49? I would have guessed his age at 60, at least.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  97. just sayin

    a trip to the drugstore is a lot cheaper. wrap that rascal! but if you dat ugly, do us all a favor and get a vasectomy!

    September 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Evel Knievel

    He needs to be paying $46k a month to support Salma's cans.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  99. cowboysblowgoats

    She is far to hot to be with that creepy old dude.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      Agree, especially since I'm available.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • 4815162342

      Luckily, she's smart enough to stay away from an idiot like you...someone who doesn't know it's TOO and not TO.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike burrow

      MAN score one for the ugly guys!!!!!!!!

      September 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      For women, dollar sign$ conquers all.

      September 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikeb

      This dude must be hung like a horse!! 12" Score one for the ugly guys

      September 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Asklepios

      He has children by Linda and Salma.

      He must be doing something right besides having a lot of money. There are plenty of rich young guys.

      September 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glenn

      Totally agree! Either the guy is loaded or "blessed" to be catching the attention of those women

      September 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • fabian

      Guys, this guy is ceo and chairman of the company that owns gucci,ysl,balenciaga etc...... Meaning he could probably have leprosy and a 2 inch penis with hiv tattooed on it and could still have the girls waiting in line....... I was in italy for holiday in august and saw his "palace" on a tour through venice... Guys a billionaire

      September 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Kantor

      So it appears that multi-millionaire CEOs, rockstars, and high-school dropout welfare recipents have the same goal in life – have as many babies by as many women as possible.

      September 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • satirev

      @GT66, Height comes first and foremost, before any other quality, including money. Some women will marry a shorter guy with money but they will cheat on him with a taller, better looking guy.

      September 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      He's an old crusty ginger as well. Gross!

      September 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tod

      The guys dad is worth $14.5 BILLION.......that is why she is with him

      September 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      The guy is not old, he's 49. He just LOOKS older than his age.

      September 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ctexas

      It's about the money honey!

      September 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee10

      "Daddy" keeps defending himself by saying how much his son by Evangelista has integrated into his family and how his sister has a relationship with him BUT Linda is not suing for affection or attention, she is suing for child support–at no time does this "billionaire" say how much he is providing for his son and if he is not providing money to the boy based on his income and ability then no matter how often his sister invites the child over for sleepovers or pony rides, Linda has a pretty good case. Bling bling–the women become trophies for rich men and now rich men want to act like dead beat dads from the ghetto. Who woulda thunk it?

      September 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |

      You are so jealous.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Chainyanker

      You guys are a day late and many bucks short.

      September 26, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • gwen

      Things are not always as they seem young man! He was born in 1962 and she in 1966! Looks like your in need of not only a spelling teacher but also some glasses

      September 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devara

      Come on people, he could just be a very nice fellow, that's why he's getting all these hot women.


      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAA!!!!! Yeah, money makes any man more attractive.

      September 29, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      Salma married this old man for money ,it is obvious was not for love! Money talks and gold diggers are there fishing!

      October 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raisethetaxesontherich

      Raise their taxes !

      October 2, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Dude your right but guess what he is the one get ing it on with her not you guess she knows whats good for her MAY BE SHES A GOLD DIGGER she'e in it for the MULLha ha ha ha

      October 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Magic

      He's really not that old (49 according to the story) although he looks much older. I don't get why she has to marry a billionaire... One would think she would have plenty of her own money. Just goes to show you that even rich celebrities can be gold diggers. He better fight that child support issue hard because when Salma is done with him she won't be cheap either. Hope you made her sign a prenup Francois.

      October 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • CyrusTG

      He claims to be 49? He looks like he's closer to 60!

      October 4, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
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