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Have you been following Linda Evangelista’s child support case against billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault? The one-time supermodel had been asking her baby daddy for a whopping $46,000 a month to raise their five-year old son. Now, I’m all about parental financial support-when two adults bring a child into the world, they both have an obligation to provide whatever the child needs, regardless of whether they stay together as a couple or not. But what I keep wondering, like most sane people out there, is “how on earth does it cost $46K a month to raise a five-year old?”
Richie Rich - The Poor Little Rich Boy (image credit: Cover Browser)
I do have to say -- and maybe I’ll be criticized here -- but I kind of agree with Pinault that this is really more about “mommy support” so Evangelista can keep living in high style than providing for their child. This shouldn’t be about Evangelista getting a windfall (and besides, isn’t she rich already?) but rather what it takes to support the boy and take care of HIS needs.