Linda Evangelista, L’Oreal model, is asking a New York Family Court to grant her request of $46,000 a month in child support from Salma Hayek’s husband.
Francois-Henri Pinault, Hayek’s husband and father of her 3-year-old daughter, also fathered Evangelista’s four-year-old son Augustin James. However, Evangelista alleges that the international billionaire has not aided his son financially, according to The New York Post.
Evangelista claims she needs close to $50,000 a month for child care, vacations and armed drivers. According to reports, the magistrate involved with the case called it historical.
“That would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court,” Support Magistrate Matthew Troy said.
Evangelista, 46, explained her case to the family court judge in New York.
"When I work it can be a 16-hour day," the model stated, according to New York Post reports. "On days when I do not work, I am working on my image. I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image."
While the child’s father does not financially support his son, The Australian reports that William Beslow, Evangelista’s lawyer, told the magistrate about Pinault, 49, spending $50,000 a month on an estate for Valentina, his three-year-old daughter with Hayek.
However, David Aaronson, Pinault’s lawyer said her monetary requests were unreasonable.
"She testified that she wants a 24-hour nanny because she does not want to be alone with her child," Aaronson said, according to The Australian. "Miss Evangelista, you should understand, has a worth of more than $8 million and she earned, last year, $1.8 million."
Other than those belonging to Evangelista and Hayek, the heir to his family’s $11.5 billion business empire has fathered two other children from a previous marriage. According to the New York Post the two are due in court next month when the magistrate will announce his decision.