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Famed pastry chef sued for Hamptons house

March 18, 2017 04:00PM

Francois Payard and Vegan Divas bakery

Francois Payard and Vegan Divas bakery

Famed French pastry chef Francois Payard has been hit by a lawsuit from his estranged wife demanding a 50 percent share in their Hamptons summer home.

Payard filed for divorce in August, shortly after he sold his interest in Francois Payard Bakery and FP Patisserie, according to the New York Post.

Fernanda Capobianco, who owns the Vegan Divas bakery on the Upper East Side, claims the she paid Payard $100,000 for their $375,000 Long Island property and managed the decoration, design and upkeep, according to the lawsuit.

“I fully expect there’s going to be an amicable settlement to this,” Capobianco’s attorney, Stuart Gartner, told the Post. [NYP]Christopher Cameron