Love story: Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

“No one bet a penny on our story”, explains Salma Hayek, of Match in Paris, in 2014. And yet, fifteen years after their meeting, the actress-producer and Kering’s CEO, François-Henri Pinault, still form a close couple. They are also the parents of a little girl.

An unexpected love at first sight in 2006

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault met at the inauguration of Palazzo Grassi in Venice, April 29, 2006. The heir to the Kering empire attended the event accompanied by her brother and sister. She has been single since her divorce from the mother of her two children, Dorothée Lepère.

Salma Hayek’s presence at the event was far from insignificant. In search of international stars, the organizers learned that the Mexican-Lebanese-American actress and Penelope Cruz, who starred in the film. Bandits, currently remaining in Rome. Only the first agreed to go to the event.

François-Henri Pinault was there to welcome Salma Hayek, whom she had already met several times on social evenings. The actress even has her seat visible at the businessman’s desk. They will be together at night, and they will never leave.

Salma Hayek and Bernard Henri-Pinault, parents of a girl

If they want to be together right away, Salma Hayek is living the rhythm of an international career and wants to stay in the United States. After negotiations, the actress agreed to join her partner in France, on one condition: that they become parents.

On September 21, 2007, she gave birth to Valentina Paloma. This is the businessman’s third child, Salma’s first. Being a mother, the actress dreamed of it.

Since then, the Pinault-Hayek family has left the capital Paris to take refuge in London.

On the subject of motherhood, the actress said migratory : “I don’t remember my life before. I was, in my opinion, always a mother.” The actress admitted to being a loving mother, but also strict. She did not hesitate to share her love for her daughter through social networks, for special occasions, such as Father’s Day.

Their story unfolded very quickly, as did the birth of their first child. But the couple waited three years to get married. The wedding took place in 2009, on February 14, Valentine’s Day. They unite in the greatest courtesy of the town hall of the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

A few weeks later, they organized a big party, surrounded by their friends right at their meeting place, in Venice. The festival will take place at the city’s opera house, La Fenice.

A tight couple

After a fifteen -year relationship, including twelve years of marriage, the lovers are just as romantic with each other. “As a husband, he was a very romantic man. Even now, he was reserving a one-on-one dinner for us, he knew how to surprise me with flowers and move me to the most beautiful ones. message. I’m very romantic, but the most. we’re both romantic she’s him! “, Salma Hayek explained to migratory.

They are all businessmen. The actress is also a producer, especially on the hit series Ugly Betty, completed in 2010. They will not hesitate to support each other when there is difficulty. While he was the producer of the film The Prophet (released in 2014), adapted from the work of Khalil Gibran, one of the investors withdrawn. In an independent manner, Salma Hayek initially denied that François-Henri Pinault was financially part of the film, but she accepted it.

Wedding vows are renewed in 2018

Life partners like business, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault have formed a completely modern couple, who have even decided to renew their wedding vows, in 2018, on the island of Bora Bora.

Salma Hayek immediately shared several snaps on her Instagram account, recounting the event: “Summer is almost over and my best moment was when my husband surprised me with a change of promise. I was told to go to the spa. ” The ceremony took place in strict intimacy, with their daughter Valentina, and one of the businessman’s eldest daughters, Mathilde, as witnesses.

Summer was almost over and my best moment was when my husband surprised me with a change of promise.

More wisely, François-Henri Pinault also made sure to discuss the importance of their relationship with the press. on Match in Parisin 2021, he meant “Salma [l]‘educated’ about violence against women, which he defended with his Kering group: “In 2006, I met my wife, in New York, she offered to accompany me to a meeting on this topic. with Eve Ensler, the author of Vaginal Monologues. I realized the reality of the plague. In vain, I don’t think it’s very widespread, even in our developed countries.

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