Linda Evangelista is a popular Canadian supermodel. As a matter of fact, she leading models of the modeling industry in the 1990s. Not to mention, Evangelista is one of the most successful models of all time and has featured on over 700 magazine covers until now.
Evangelista is a divorced woman as of 2019. She was previously married to Francois-Henri Pinault, one of the billionaires like Preston Bezos and Brian Acton. Does she share any children with her ex-husband? What is the reason for their divorce?
Who Is Linda Evangelista? (Bio & Wiki)
The supermodel, Linda Evangelista was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, on 10th May 1965. Likewise, her parents are Italian Immigrants to Canada. Her father Tomaso was an ex-staff of General Motors who passed away on January 2014 and her mother Marisa, was a bookkeeper.
Evangelista is the second child among three kids of her parents. Likewise, she belongs to white ethnicity and holds Canadian nationality. In addition, her sun sign is Taurus.
Evangelista attended a self-improvement school and learned poise and manners. Likewise, she did a modeling course at the age of 12. She stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m) which is similar to that of a model Charlotte Emmerson.
Linda Evangelista’s Career
Linda started her career by doing modeling for Elite Model Management in 1984 and relocated to New York. Later, Evangelista moved to Paris where she got international limelight at the age of 19. Similarly, she was first featured as the cover girl of L’Officiel Magazine. To date, she has featured in over 700 magazines.
Moreover, Evangelista worked with Chanel, a famous brand. In 1997, she received a lifetime achievement award at VH1 Fashion & Music Awards as well as ranked number 2 on the list of top 1990s model in MTV. Similarly, Evangelista appeared in Italian Vogue too.
What Is Linda Evangelista’s Current Relationship Status?
Linda Evangelista married the head of Elite modeling agency’s Paris office, Gérald Marie. The duo married in 1987 but separated in 1993. She does not share any children with her husband. Apart from her marital relationship, she dated Kyle MacLachlan, an actor whom she met while working for Barneys New York on a photo session in 1992.
Evangelista and her boyfriend Kule officially engaged in 1995. Unfortunately, they called off their engagement in 1998. Moreover, she also dated Fabien Barthez, a French footballer. However, there is no information about when they started dating but the duo separated in 2002.
Affair With Billionaire, Francois-Henri Pinault & Child Support Case
Linda Evangelista has a son, Augustin James Evangelista. She gave birth to her son in October 2006, though she refused to reveal the identity of her child’s father at that time.
Later in June 2011, Linda revealed her son’s father is François-Henri Pinault, a French billionaire who was then married to actress, Salma Hayek.
As per some sources, Pinault dated Linda for four months. After their separation, Linda filed a lawsuit and demanded child support of $46,000 monthly. Not to mention, the amount was the highest child support at that time. Later, Evangelista won the case and she currently gets monthly $46,000 as child support from her former lover.
What Is Linda Evangelista’s Net Worth?
Linda’s net worth is around $30 million as of 2019. Evangelista earned a majority of her wealth from her modeling career. Not to mention, she is a supermodel who has featured in over 700+ magazines until now. So, bagging millions of dollars from her career, Evangelista is living a lavish lifestyle along with her son.
Moreover, she also gets $46,000 monthly from his ex-boyfriend Francois. On the other hand, her ex-boyfriend, Francois’ net worth is around $31 billion as of 2019. He earned this hefty sum of money as the chairman and CEO of Kering since 2005. Likewise, he is also the President of Groupe Artemis.
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