Francois-Henri Pinault, the husband of Salma Hayek, 45, reportedly has a secret love child that the actress never knew about, according to court papers filed by the woman of the child, supermodel Linda Evangelista. Evangelista reportedly had her son in late 2006, before Hayek and Pinault got engaged in March of 2007.
Pinault is denying the claims, but if true, that would mean that both Hayek and Evangelista both got pregnant by the French billionaire and PRR CEO in the same year. Hayek would go on to have her daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault in September of 2007. According to a source close to People who has seen the court documents, the filing “says the child ‘was born out of wedlock to (petitioner) Linda Evangelista, 46, and that (Pinault) acknowledged (her) allegation.” The source goes on to add, “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.”
It is not clear at this time if Hayek knew that her husband had another child just under a year after the couple had their daughter, but based on Pinault denying the claims, one can come to the conclusion that, if the court documents are true, he hasn’t told her about his alleged son. Hayek and Pinault were engaged for four months in 2008 before they broke up, but they would then reconcile months later before they got married on Valentine’s Day in 2009.