NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Supermodel Linda Evangelista and her billionaire ex-boyfriend have reached a settlement in principle in their child-support fight.
Lawyers for Evangelista and French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault plan to give the details to a Manhattan judge on Tuesday. It’s not yet clear whether the details will be made public.
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“Everybody is very glad that it’s over,” Pinault lawyer David Aronson said.
The settlement came in the midst of a trial over how much, if anything, Pinault should pay toward the care of their 5-year-old son.
In legal papers, Evangelista said she was spending $46,000 a month on armed bodyguards, a 24-hour-a-day nanny and other expenses for the boy, Augustin, nicknamed Augie. He was born in 2006 after a four-month relationship; Pinault said he and Evangelista spent only about seven days together in all.
Pinault is the CEO of a company that owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent and other top-flight fashion lines; he’s now married to actress Salma Hayek.
Evangelista said she willingly paid all the child’s expenses at first, but she now needs some help. Pinault’s lawyer had said $46,000 a month would be too much.
“We are not going to claim that he cannot pay a fair and reasonable child support,” Aronson said in an opening statement. But $46,000 a month, he said, would be “just ridiculous.”
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