Mexican-born Actress Salma Hayek Gives Her Success Credit To Husband Of Nine Years François-Henri Pinault, "He is the Perfect Man"
They say "Behind every successful man, there is a woman" but the Oscar-nominated actress, Salma Hayek is an exception.
We would not have been able to witness the flawless performances of the actress in the movies like Savages 30 Rock, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Puss in Boots and Tale of Tales if her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault wasn't there to encourage her after the birth of their child, Valentina Paloma Pinault in September 2007.
It has been more than nine years since the couple got married on Valentine's Day in Venice and today we are here to celebrate the beautiful relationship of the Hollywood's one of the loving couples.
Salma Hayek And Francois-Henri Pinault Are Married Since 2009-Happy Couple
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault tied the knot in 2009. Pinault is the chairman and CEO of Kering and Groupe Artémis.
The pair had their first encounter in 2006 after being introduced by Pinault's stepmother. The 51-year-old Oscar-nominated actress and her billionaire husband got engaged on March 9, 2007, after dating for 11 months. The actress announced her pregnancy at the same time. Hayel eventually gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault in September 2007.
Pinault also has two more children, François Pinault and Mathilde Pinault from his first marriage to Dorothée Lepère.
Hayek and Pinault secretly tied the knot on February 14, 2009, in Paris. The pair later again exchanged vows in $3.5 million worth wedding ceremony held at Venice on April 25, 2009. Hayek wore a beautiful dress by Nicholas Ghesquiere for the big day.
Pinault is super supportive husband and doesn't want his wife to leave her work after the arrival of their daughter. Hayek explained:
"I said, 'I don't think I want to work anymore. And it was François who said, 'Oh, no, you're going back to work.' And I said, 'I don't want to.' 'Well, you have to. We're not putting up with some lazy girl in the house. That's not who I married."
She further told:
"And then he said something so beautiful. I don't want to be deprived of your work. I want to watch it, too. And the world has not seen the best of you yet. So you cannot stop until some of that is put out.' So he sort of really pushed me, like, 'Get up on your feet and get out there.' And he was right"
Back in 2011, Pinault was sued for paternity case by supermodel Linda Evangelista as she claimed Pinault is the father of her son, Augustin James, whom she gave birth in October 2006. Hayek, however, stood behind her husband and supported him.
The actress, however, once revealed that she suspected Pinault of cheating her after she heard a 'sexy voice' in her husband's mobile. In an interview with The Graham Norton Show, the Mexican actress revealed:
"What the hell? Who is this Elisa coming after my husband. No, let it go." 'Anyway, about three hours later I just screamed and shouted at him, "Who is Elisa and why is she calling you?"
Hayek, later said that she was wrong the message was not from Elena but was from the ELSA – English language learning app:
"He was laughing when he explained it was an app that was helping him improve his English accent!"
Recently, the actress appeared arm in arm with her husband of 9 years in 2018 Independent Spirit Awards function, and the duo seemed too hot to handle.
Salma Hayek Sexually Harassed By Harvey Weinstein
Talking to New York Times in December 2017, Hayek revealed that she was sexually harassed, bullied, and threat by producer Harvey Weinstein during the 2002 movie Frida starring Salma Hayek alongside Alfred Molina, Valeria Golino, and Ashley Judd.
The actress said:
"hotel after hotel, location after location, where he would show up unexpectedly".
She even claimed that the 66-year-old producer also threat her to kill and said her: "I will kill you, don't think I can't,"
Hayek also explained that:
"Ko nowing what I know now, I wonder if it wasn’t my friendship with them — and Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney — that saved me from being raped,"
Weinstein, however, denied all the allegations with a statement:
"All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired,"
Salma Hayek: Quick Facts
- Salma Hayek Jiménez was born on September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico to Diana Jiménez Medina and Sami Hayek Domínguez.
- She is Mexican and holds Mixed ethnicity.
- Meaning of her name is "peace" or "calm."
- Her height is 5' 2" (1.57 m).
- Hayek was diagnosed with dyslexia during her childhood.
- She attended Academy of the Sacred Heart and Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México.
- Hayek was ranked 8th in the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan in 2001.
- She is an owner of the production company, Ventanarosa which she established in 1999.
- She was nominated for Oscar for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2002 for her performance in Frida.
- She has estimated net worth of $85 million.
- She received Daytime Emmy Award in 2004.