Linda Evangelista Uses Her Kid to Justify Her Expensive Lifestyle

Hey, anyone remember Linda Evangelista? She was a super-famous model in the early '90s, popularized in no small part by her trend-setting hairstyle changes and being featured in George Michael videos. It's been a while since her heyday (she's currently modeling for, ah, Talbots), but apparently she hasn't lost her taste for the finer things in life. Once known for saying "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day" in reference to her modeling success, Evangelista is taking her ex to court for child support—and you're not going to believe what she's asking for.


Her ex, by the way, is François-Henri Pinault, a billionaire Frenchman who happens to be Salma Hayek's husband. Apparently Pinault became Evangelista's baby-daddy in early 2006, 11 months before Hayek had her own child with Pinault. Wow, rich French dude gets around.

Okay, so here's how much money Linda Evangelista says she needs every month to take care of her 4-year-old son ... drum roll, please ... $46,000.

FORTY-SIX THOUSAND. DOLLARS. A MONTH. Because she needs an around-the-clock nanny (at $80,000 a year!) and a team of armed chauffeurs, not to mention the ongoing beauty appointments and gym visits, which she claims are necessary for maintaining her career.

Does ... does anyone else kind of want to punch her right in her pretty face? Look, I know violence is never the answer, but it would just feel so good.

I have no doubt that Evangelista has to put in work on her appearance if she wants to maintain her modeling career at 46 years old, but hey, maybe it's time to consider a different line of work? Or RETIRING, considering her highly-in-demand supermodel days are long behind her, and she reportedly has a personal wealth of more than $8 million? I mean, are we really supposed to buy this crap about how she's just a hardworking single mom who needs half a million dollars a year to make ends meet?

Also, armed chauffeurs? What is she, the President of the United Modeling World? Put a ponytail on that lady and I'd bet good money—like $46,000, even!—that no one would recognize her OR her kid.

It seems extra weird that she's taking Pinault to court now, four years after they produced their lovechild. Do you think maybe it has less to do with the welfare of her son, and more to do with the $50,000 a month Pinault is reportedly spending on a trust for his daughter with Hayek? How does that saying go—"hell hath no fury like a washed-up supermodel left in the dust while her rich French lover marries a more famous younger woman," something like that?

What do you think about Linda Evangelista's child support request?

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