Is a Gucci billionaire the father of Rachida Dati's child?

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London, Jan 10 (ANI): The guessing game over the identity of French Justice Minister Rachida Dati's child's father has been finally 'solved'. According to reports, the baby's daddy is a Gucci billionaire.

The controversial French Cabinet stunner had sparked a 'whodunnit' mystery after giving birth to Zohra at a Paris clinic, reports the Sun.

The 43-year-old has remained silent about the dad's identity since returning to work just five days after having her first baby.

However, friends have revealed that the beauty who calls her private life "complicated", has been teased by Cabinet colleagues.

They have been dropping big hints about the father during meetings.

They have said the name she gave them was super-rich Francois-Henri Pinault, who also fathered a baby girl with Hollywood beauty Salma Hayek.

French political magazine L'Express has claimed that during one Cabinet meeting last August Dati singled out the 46-year-old businessman to education minister Valerie Pecresse.

Even though there had been little linking the pair, she confided: "I'm fed up with the rumours - during the whole summer they said that I was with Francois-Henri Pinault."

During a lunch, a fortnight later, between female government ministers organised by Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, she added: "The father travels a lot."

Going by what Dati said, at the time, Pinault was flying regularly from Paris to the States to see baby daughter Valentina, who lives with Hollywood star mum Salma.

Also the rumours were fuelled when she was asked if he indeed was the father of her child and Dati refused to deny it.

Pinault is the chief executive of luxury goods group PPR, which owns Gucci.

He has refused to follow other public figures in the frame by publicly denying he is the dad.(ANI)

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