Linda Evangelista is back to her old tricks - creating drama when it's unnecesarry!
The former supermodel has gone public with her bitter child support battle with Salma Hayek's husband, French billionaire Francois Henri Pinault, CEO of PPR, which owns Gucci and other luxury brands.
Linda has finally come forward and revealed that Francois is the father of her son, Augustin James, 4 years old. However, sources reveal exclusively to PerezHilton.com that this news was not a secret to Salma. "This was no surprise, she's known all along," an insider tells us of Hayek.
Additionally, Evangelista has been hinting that Francois cheated on Salma during their romance, but that is not true our source insists.
"Francois' relationship with Linda was brief. They dated for three months in 2005. He didn't even meet Salma until April of 2006," reveals our source.
Linda showed up to Manhattan family court recently for an imaginary court date. "There was a call scheduled between lawyers, but no court date. Francois was never supposed to be there" reveals our source. However, Evangelista showed up at the courthouse, accompanied by a press person, and shortly thereafter she leaked the story and it ended up in the papers.
And the story out there isn't even accurate!
"Linda didn't even tell Francois she was pregnant until the 8th month," our source reveals. Naturally, he wanted to take a paternity test, which he took right away.
Evangelista, however, waited until he was 1 year old before she submitted her son for paternity testing.
Francois made an offer to Linda of child support in the same amount he pays for his two older children from his first marriage. This was unacceptable to Evangelista. She wants more!
"She's trying to smear his reputation and hurt Salma in an attempt to get more money," an insider tells us.
In France, whether you have a child in a marriage or outside of wedlock, each heir is eligible for equal inheritance.
Pinault has never tried to shuck his responsibility, despite the opposite picture Evangelista is trying to paint.
Being greedy is not pretty, Linda. Your son shouldn't be treated any differently than Francois' two elder children!
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