Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista may have surprised the world when she revealed that the father of her 4-year-old son Augustin was Gucci guru and Salma Hayek’s hubby François-Henri Pinault, but what’s even more shocking is her current attack on his credibility as a father.
“At every possible opportunity he [Augustin] has participated in my family life whether in France or the United States,” the 49-year-old billionaire fires back to the French edition of Elle magazine. “He is totally integrated within my family.”
Not only is Linda claiming that her ex is neglecting the emotional needs of their young son and favoring his 3-year-old daughter Valentina, she has also launched a heated legal battle for $46,000 a month in child support payments.
According to Evangelista’s lawyer, the payments would cover full-time nannies at $80,000-a-year and armed bodyguards, which costs upwards of $175,000-a-year!
Evangelista claims that Pinault hasn’t paid anything to support her son and strongly feels Augustina deserves the same luxuries as little Valentina.
The couple have yet to settle on a sum and continue to battle back and forth.
Evangelista – who had initially refused to reveal the identity of her son’s father – conceived Augustin in early 2006 with Pinault during his breakup with then-girlfriend Hayek.