Salma Hayek's Billionaire Husband Opens Up About His Love Child With Linda Evangelista — He Insists He's A Good Dad!

Mon, September 12, 2011 12:32pm EDT by 18 Comments

In an explosive new interview, Francois-Henri Pinault denies he turned his back on four-year-old Augustin, the result of a secret fling with French supermodel Linda!

Linda Evangelista shocked showbiz when she revealed the billionaire boss of luxury brands Gucci and Yves St. Laurent fathered her now four-year-old son Augustin James — during a break from his romance with now-wife Salma Hayek. The model, 46, launched a legal battle for $46,000-a-month in child support, and attacked her ex for ignoring his son. Now Francois-Henri Pinault is firing back!

“At every possible opportunity he [Augustin] has participated in my family life whether in France or the United States,” Francois, 49, tells the French edition of Elle magazine. “He is totally integrated within my family.”

There’s just a one-year age gap between Augustin and Valentina, Francois’ daughter with 45-year-old Salma — and he tells the magazine the two kids have a normal brother and sister relationship.

He may be spending time with his son, but Francois and Linda are still battling over exactly how much money he should contribute towards Augustin’s upbringing.

She claims Francois has never given her a penny to support Augustin and argues her son deserves the same luxuries Valentina enjoys.

Francois meanwhile claims $46,000 a month is WAY TOO MUCH and that her demands for $175,000 a year for police drivers to chauffeur her and Augustin and $80,000 a year for a full-time nanny are unrealistic.

Unless the pair can agree on a sum, the case will head towards a messy trial.

It’s great that Francois is facing up to his responsibilities as a father — let’s hope he reaches an agreement with Linda before this turns too nasty!

What do you think, HollyMoms? Should he pay Linda what she wants? He is SUPER rich after all! Or do you think the supermodel is being too greedy?

– Ian Garland

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Anonymous

Posted at 10:13 PM on May 29, 2012  

This is somewhat digusting. The right thing to do was to not get one woman pregnant while marrying another shortly! And what is wrong with these women.

The money asked by the lover probably has nothing to do with needs, but a way of making him pay.

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Julie

Posted at 1:15 PM on May 19, 2012  

Yes He should pay the support though not necessarily 46,000 a month, a driver and a bodyguard since his son is a prime targetfor kidnapping. 80,000 is a ridiculosly high amoun for a nanny. Actually make him pay the full amount and then share it with the children of the Tenn man who fathered 30 kids and only makes minimum wage.

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Lalla

Posted at 1:52 PM on May 18, 2012  

If Linda is so worried about kidnapping she should not allow pictures of her child to be published.

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Jen

Posted at 5:34 AM on May 10, 2012  

You know what maybe the nanny should get the child support since she’s rising him…

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carmen

Posted at 2:52 AM on May 6, 2012  

She’s asking for too much. I know everybody thinks it should be an equal lifestyle as his daughter, but that’s impossible. His daughter lives with him , he knows where the money is going. Also Valentina’s mom is a movie star who makes way more than a model, so this child will get extra from her mom. Francois can give her 46,000 a month but will that money go to supporting Linda’s son lifestyle or her own lifestyle.

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Darkphoenix888

Posted at 5:30 AM on May 10, 2012  

Carmen, I totally agree with you. It’s way to much and what it seems to be is jealous of his current marriage. The father is responsible for supporting a child. The amount is a bit much. Why on GOD green earth would she put her child in the middle of this war in public display??? This is personal, private matters, and should be kept out of public eyes for the protection of the child. She’s hurting and lashing out but not thinking the effects this will cause for her son. Why are people including Selma and her daughter? Selma is a working woman and provides for her daughter. So, the base of comparing Valentina and Augie is a bit of a throw.

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nicole

Posted at 6:57 PM on May 5, 2012  

This billionaire should proud because his son from Linda is very handsome while kids with Salma H are ugly.

I was wondering coz Salma is pretty. Is Salma aproduct of science?

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Darkphoenix888

Posted at 5:32 AM on May 10, 2012  

Nicole your being caddy and picking on innocent kids. I’m sure your mom would be really proud…

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swan

Posted at 4:27 PM on May 5, 2012  

WHEN THE LITTLE BOY VISITS HIS DAD HE LIVES HIS LIFE STYLE WHEN HE LIVES WITH HIS MOM HE LIVES HER LIFE STYLE SHE SHOULD GET HER CHILD SUPPORT NOT WHAT SHE WANT SHES RICH MAYBE THE FATHER JUST HAS THE BOY LIVE WITH HIM FULL TIME IT SEAMS THE NANNY HAS HIM ALL THE TIME AND SHE ALL OVER THE PLACE

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Frogmore

Posted at 3:05 PM on May 5, 2012  

When one is as wealthy as he is, one’s children deserves to live as the adults do. The father has body guards, chauffeurs and attendants. The son should have these also or it’s like saying the father is worth more than the son is. And furthermore, for the child not to have body guards will put the child at risk of being kidnapped. It amazes me the father doesn’t think the boy is worth this sum, which is truly petty when one considers his net worth. Praying for this skinflint’s children, the only ones that matter.

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Diane

Posted at 12:28 PM on May 5, 2012  

I’m surprised to find myself taking Linda Evangelista’s side, because she has always come across to me as a clueless spoled diva. I don’t think she’s being greedy here, though. Everything’s relative, and relative to Pinault’s fortune, what she’s asking for sounds like much less than the percentage of our income that any of us spend on our children. It isn’t that a child can’t be raised to be perfectly healthy and happy with much less. It is that he was born to a father who can provide these luxuries, and apparently does provide them for his other child.

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Posted at 1:03 AM on May 4, 2012  

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anjali

Posted at 3:23 PM on February 28, 2012  

Although for many people it could be considered high demands, it really isn’t that much in comparison to their lifestyle. Agustin does have every right to have the same type of life as Valentina. Linda’s career is as time-intensive as Salma’s, so round-the-clock nannies is not only normal, but necessary for Agustin to be cared for.

Being the son of one of the richest men in France is equivalent of putting a bulls-eye target for kidnappers. If you think it is not necessary for children to have that type of security, ask the Beckham’s.

Give her what she wants, Francois. It’s only money. Your son is worth much more than that.

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Rose

Posted at 12:48 PM on December 14, 2011  

i cant believe people actually think he should pay that much money and also her money hungry demands of being chauffeured around b/c apparently she cant possibly pay for all that if she really thought they needed it…. you know that money will not be going to the kid. but to get her hair done and new cars and what not.. yea he should totally act like her husband and pay for her lifestyle.. NOT! total BS! i hate women like this. they give the rest of us single moms a bad name. im disgusted by this.

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Julie Priest

Posted at 2:13 PM on September 12, 2011  

Well Linda has nor said a word has she . She has not come forward with
Her version! It is up to them who pays! Why wait 6 years for the payment.
Have her ask what Bridget did with Tom Brady. Same thing! They broke up before the baby was born. Why does Linda wait 6 years and not say
A word for herself. Just him of course! They will decide in court so stop bad badmouthing him. And no he will never will met her half sister!

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another linda

Posted at 8:19 PM on May 3, 2012  

Get Real!!!! do you think the pregnancy was an accident????? She knew he would be an 18 year old paycheck when she slept with him. Shame on you Linda. Suddenly your birth control failed, or was it your career that failed. Bite the bullet and get a job.

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another linda

Posted at 8:20 PM on May 3, 2012  

OOPS, what I meant was: Linda E. knew this guy would have to pay for 18 years for this kid. Add that money up. She got knocked up with a motive!

 
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