Linda Evangelista's Over-the-Top Child Support Demands Aren't as Crazy as You Think

linda evangelistaSupermodel Linda Evangelista wants $46,000 a month for child support from Salma Hayek's now husband, Francois-Henri Pinault. That's almost FIFTY. THOUSAND. A MONTH. What do you even do with that much money? For a 5-year-old!

It sounds ridonkulous and greedy. Does baby need more shoes, or does mama? Even when you add in the $15K a month for a chauffeur and $7K a month for the nanny, it sounds exorbitant (or do I mean extortionist?). But this isn't about paying "mom support." I actually think Linda is totally justified for demanding this much money.


First of all, there's little Augustin's half-sister. Pinault provides very poshly-well for his daughter with Salma, Valentina. (And good for Val and Salma!) $50K is how much Pinault recently spent on a two-week vacation with his family. Plus he's got a $12 million home in trust for Valentina just in case he and Salma split. It's estimated that he makes about $4 million a year and his family is worth around $13 billion.

So given all of that (swoon), it's a little indecent not to provide for your son at least near that level.

And secondly, if Francois didn't want to provide for another child, he should have used some damn birth control! Tell him, 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom cast members. There are consequences for unprotected sex. Pinault claims that when Linda told him she was pregnant, he made it clear that he didn't want the baby -- and Linda had the baby anyway. But tough! His seed, his responsibility.

On behalf of all the women in the world who have been stiffed by irresponsible baby-daddies, I think we all need to see Pinault pay up.

Do you think Linda Evangelista is being greedy or should Pinault pay this much in child support?


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