31 DECEMBER 2007

She famously claimed not to get out of bed for less than $10,000, but Linda Evangelista seems to be loving her new role - even though it's unpaid and the hours are long.

Since becoming a mum to little Augustin James the 42-year-old Canadian supermodel has been radiating newfound contentment.

And there was no mistaking her maternal affection as mother and son took to the water in a yacht off the Caribbean island of St Barts. Linda - who's discreetly refused to name the father of her 14-month-old boy - cradled Augustin tenderly, while also juggling a bottle of milk and a teddy bear.

Meanwhile another A-lister has been taking advantage of the exclusive location's sunny climes and crystal clear waters.

Uptown Girl singer Billy Joel, 58, and his 26-year-old wife, culinary writer Katie Lee, are enjoying a romantic holiday on the French-speaking isle. The couple, who've been inseparable since tying the knot in October 2004, looked relaxed as they whiled away some time on board a yacht.

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On a holiday in St Barts with her young son Augustin, the fashion chameleon shows she finds her new role every bit as rewarding as the high-profile catwalk career which made her a household namePhoto: © Rex
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Also enjoying some R&R on the island were pop star Billy Joel and his wife of three years Katie LeePhoto: © Rex
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