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Linda Evangelista wants big money from Salma Hayek's husband

August 3, 2011 | 11:27 am

Linda Evangelista with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Linda Evangelista is seeking child support from Salma Hayek's husband, Francois-Henri Pinault -- and she's not being shy about it. Does $46,000 a month sound sufficient?

"That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court," the judge in the case said, according to the New York Post. It would cover, among other things, a 24-7 nanny and armed drivers, Evangelista said last week in a deposition.

Pinault was recently identified in court documents as the father of Evangelista's 4-year-old son, Augustin James. Pinault and Hayek, who took a break in 2006 then married in February 2009, have a nearly 4-year-old daughter together, Valentina.

The supermodel conceived in early 2006, with the actress sealing the baby deal later that year after she and Pinault had reconciled.

Evangelista's lawyer argued that while Pinault had lavished more than $46,000 a month on Valentina's expenses and more, he'd not paid anything to support Augustin. Evangelista in 2007 denied rumors that Pinault was the father.

Pinault's family is worth $11.5 billion, the Post said. Pinault's lawyer said the model is worth more than $8 million and earned nearly $2 million last year. The court is expected to make its decision in a month.


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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Linda Evangelista, center, and her on-again, off-again beau Peter Morton (think Hard Rock Cafe) chat with Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, in Beverly Hills on July 10. Credit: Karen Ballard / Getty Images