Linda Evangelista announces she’s a grandmother. Everyone's confused.

Canadian model Linda Evangelista is a grandmother and everyone has questions.

The iconic supermodel, who’s been featured on more than 700 magazine covers, shared a picture of baby Raffa to Instagram on Sunday morning saying: “It’s official, I am now a granny”.

The 52-year-old went on to (somewhat) explain: “In 1987 I received such a gift of forever love. That gift has given me a blessing.”

Linda Evangelista. Image via Getty.

1987 was the year Evangelista married the head of a model agency in Paris at the time, Gérald Marie. Marie had a daughter, Roxanne Marie, with a former wife.

Though Evangelista and Marie were divorced in 1993, the supermodel remained close with her step-daughter. And, when Roxanne gave birth to Raffa Fields at the end of November, Evangelista became a grandmother.

Fellow model Christy Turlington commented on Evangelista's post saying, "omg, Cookie had a baby??"


Evangelista, who coined the now-famous phrase "I won't get out of bed for less than $10,000" and fought for better pay for models, has an 11-year-old son, Augustin James Evangelista.

She famously took Augustin's father, billionaire Frenchman François-Henri Pinault and the then-husband of actress Salma Hayek, to court over failed child support payments.

It's reported by law firm Louis L Sternberg Evangelista was asking for $46,000 per month from Pinault, however the pair settled out of court.

After Raffa was born, new mum Roxanne Marie posted a photograph of the little one captioned: "Madly in love and forever changed."

Congratulations, Roxanna and Linda!

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