Linda Evangelista Wants $46,000 in Monthly Child Support: Report
A month after it was revealed that Hayek's husband, François-Henri Pinault, fathered a son with Evangelista, the veteran cover girl filed her support order Monday in Manhattan Family Court.
"That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the family court," support magistrate Matthew Troy, who is expected to mediate the decision, told the New York Post.
According to court papers filed by Evangelista, 46, earlier in the summer, her son, Augustin James, 4, was fathered by Pinault. Hayek, 44, and Pinault, 49, wed in 2009, but dated since 2006 – around the time Evangelista got pregnant.
The French businessman has two other children from a previous marriage, which ended in divorce in 2004, and a daughter with Hayek, Valentina, who turns 4 in September.
Evangelista's lawyer, William Beslow, told the magistrate that Pinault has "just been sitting back, paying zero."
The financial support, he continued, would be used to cover an around-the-clock nanny (an estimated $80,000 a year) and drivers who are retired police detectives (an estimated $175,000 a year).
Pinault lawyer David Aaronson, meanwhile, challenged the requests, pointing out in court, "She testified that she wants to have a 24-hour nanny because she does not want to be alone with the child ... Miss Evangelista, you should understand, has a worth of more than $8 million, and she earned, last year, $1.8 million."
According to the Post, the judge responded, "These are the extraordinary expenses that may be a part of the child's life," referring to the costs of raising Augustin in the spotlight. The judge also considered Evangelista's work schedule, which she testified can sometimes "be a 16-hour day."
The judge shot down the $7,500 the model was seeking for monthly vacation expenses.