She filled fashion magazines with glamour and tabloids with drama. In 2006, she had a son, Augustin James, but refused to name the father.(It was later revealed to be the French businessman François-Henri Pinault.) Most recently, she dated Hard Rock Cafe cofounder Peter Morton before splitting with him this past spring.What Evangelista finds most appealing about social media is the idea of speaking directly to those fashion fans who grew up idolizing her. It was basically one step up from camping."The notion of Evangelista as a mother hen on float trips is hard to reconcile with her haute couture alter ego, a dichotomy she readily acknowledges."There are lots of things you don't know about me," she says.Evangelista, 48, became known for being the industry's best in front of the camera and the industry's worst away from it. That's what led to the infamous quote that pops up with any Internet search of her name: "We don't wake up for less than ,000 a day," a reference to her fellow supes, and one that she hasn't been able to live down since. That's the first thing I'd do." Like, for instance, the details that were reported in her child-support case—that she allegedly sued Pinault for ,000 a month, though her lawyer insisted she was not seeking a specific amount of money, and she eventually settled for an undisclosed sum. I am so fulfilled." The week before we met, she spent a month vacationing with her family in Canada, at a house she rented in Muskoka Lakes.In 2001, she was sued by her former agency Wilhelmina for defrauding it of commissions before the agency dropped the case. And last year, when she took Pinault to Family Court in Manhattan to sue him for child support, the media (myself included) reviewed her court ensembles as if it were a fashion show. Evangelista says she was surprised at all the attention, since the headline-making behavior recalled a former version of herself. "This place was the furthest you can be from five-star.Pinault seems resistant to giving Evangelista more child support because he frankly didn’t want her to carry their son to term; he says the two had only been dating four months (and had spent as little as seven days together) when she announced she was pregnant.
The French businessman - married to actress Salma Hayek - is currently involved in a child support dispute with Linda, who is seeking ,000 a month. Salma Hayek’s husband and baby daddy, Francois-Henri Pinault, sounds like a huge douchebag.Pinault is currently embroiled in a child support battle with ex Linda Evangelista, with whom he has a five-year-old son, Augie, and the French billionaire is not looking so good. — in child support, which is obviously a lot, but the former supermodel says it’s less than what Pinault lavishes on his daughter with Hayek, Valentina, age 4.Linda does not do social media." The Linda in question, the one talking about herself in the third person, is Linda Evangelista, the monumental '90s supermodel and fashion-industry rabble-rouser. That's when I wish I had Twitter," she says, flashing that high-fashion smile.It's a rainy day and we're sipping coffee in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, a few blocks from the penthouse apartment she bought more than a decade ago, debating the pros and cons of the Internet. The cons, of course, involve things that come up when one Googles oneself.