I read the other day that "super" model Linda Envangilista and her baby daddy, Francois-Henri Pinault, reached a settlement in the child support case of their son. Miss. Model was asking for a measly $46,000 (THOUSAND!) a MONTH to take care of ONE child. Just one.
Um, okay. Where to start. I have two kids and to date, I don't think they have collectively cost me anywhere near that much money in the seven years I have been a parent. I know Linda used to be some hot stuff once upon a time on the catwalk, but home girl is looking at doing anti-wrinkle commercials for Olay. Forty-Six thousand a month?! Does the child eat caviar for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Is his nanny the holographic image of Tupac? I know that whole "maintaining a standard of living" nonsense they'll feed the media, but someone might want to suggest that Linda look into couponing and budgeting. The details of the settlement haven't been made public..yet, but i'm sure it will still be more then then average American family makes in a year. Awesome.
Now I'm not saying that ol' Franc shouldn't be paying up. Last I heard it takes two to tango. I did sorta pay attention in sex ed. back in middle school. And while we are on that topic someone might want to explain where babies come from to Mr. Pinault. Aside from the very expensive trophy from nailing a one time hot piece of ass he is also the father to two children from a previous marriage and shares a daughter with baby mama ( and now wive) Selma Hayek. At least that feisty little siren from south of the border has the good sense to make him put a ring on it. Kudos sista!
Looking at pictures of Francois you'd be hard pressed to try to tell me that these children were the product of love. Maybe he's really charming or smells good, I dunno. He probably just showed these "ladies" his bank statement and their panties combusted. At least that's how I imagine it in my head.
If i'm being honest, a small part of me is probably a little jealous. Sure, Mr. Pinault isn't my usual type, but if he called me up I would drop it like it's hot and hope to God I was ovulating. Cha-Ching!