Linda Evangelista’s son apparently can’t get out of bed for less than $46,000 a month
Considering supermodel and Canada Walk of Fame inductee Linda Evangelista famously told Vogue in 1990, “[Supermodels] don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day,” it’s not all that shocking to hear she’s demanding $46,000 a month in child support from François-Henri Pinault, the father of her four-year-old son, Augustin. The request for what seems like steep financial support is even less shocking when we learn that, according to Evangelista’s lawyers, Pinault presently has $11 million set aside in trust for his daughter with Salma Hayek, while Evangelista has received no child support for Augustin.
Pinault is the CEO of PPR, the luxury fashion retailer that owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent and Balenciaga among others, which makes the man far from a pauper (Pinault’s family net worth is estimated at $11.5 billion). Evangelista is asking for $80,000 for a full-time nanny (for that much we presume the nanny flies Augustin around with a magic umbrella), $7,500 for travel expenses (which a judge already vetoed) and armed chauffeurs to tote the boy around, a request the Manhattan Family Court judge is sympathetic to, saying that “if there is a trial with a lot of publicity, there will probably be a need for two detectives to drive this kid around.” Good luck, Linda—if we’ve learned anything from the Katie Holmes flick First Daughter, it’s that nothing says “happy, well-adjusted childhood” like being followed by armed guards everywhere you go.