Actress Salma Hayek’s husband Francois-Henri Pinault has a secret love child with supermodel Linda Evangelista, court papers reveal.
The court papers, filed by Evangelista, say he got both women pregnant in the same year. The supermodel gave birth to a boy in late 2006, while Hayek gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault in September 2007.
A source, who has seen the court papers, told People magazine: “In the filing, it says the child ‘was born out of wedlock to (petitioner) Linda Evangelista, 46, and that (Pinault) acknowledged (her) allegation’. It says, ‘It is decided that Pinault is the father of (Evangelista’s son), Augustin James’.”
“All that’s left is for a magistrate to go over the father’s filings and make a determination of support, which will last until the child is 21. (Pinault) is asking to be able to testify by phone,” the source added.
It is unclear how much Hayek, who met Pinault, a French business tycoon, in 2006, knew about the cover up. At that time Pinault was dating Evangelista.