She is one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, with almost 30 years in the industry, but Salma Hayek also has another focus: her family, and she recently revealed that she’s completely OK with how long she waited to start one.
The 52-year-old sat-down with Town & Country and discussed many things, including her children, her marriage to French businessman, François-Henri Pinault and how she won’t ever reveal how she met her husband. The couple have one daughter together, 11-year-old Valentina, although the Oscar-winner is also stepmother to François’ children — Augustin, Mathilde and François.
“[François] the best husband in the world,” the Frida star told the outlet. She continued, “I get to be who I am with him, and I don’t feel that somebody tries to limit me.” Although don’t ask Salma how the pair met. “I’m not going to tell you,” she said. She adds, “It’s such a romantic, amazing story, but it is mine. I don’t want to vulgarize it by making it into a story to make myself interesting.” As for their daughter, Salma had her when she was 41, two years after meeting François, but she’s grateful she was a “late bloomer.”
“I think I’m a better mother because I had her later,” the Desperado costar reveals. “But I do get tired. I’m not going to lie.”
Salma doesn’t seem to be insecure about her age at all, and she’s proven that time and time again. Earlier last month, she took to Instagram to share a photo of herself showing off her gray hair. “#Proud of my white hair. Orgullosa de mis canas. #hair,” she captioned the photo.
In a previous interview with The New York Times, the ageless beauty revealed that she learned how to take care of her skin from her grandma. “I never cleanse my skin in the morning. My grandmother taught me that at night your skin replenishes all the things you lost during the day,” she explained at the time.
“Also, if I cleanse very well at night, why would it be dirty when I wake up?” she added. “I don’t do sunscreen unless I’m going to be out in the sun all day. Why? I don’t think the chemicals in sunscreen are good for your skin. I believe in using it when you need it.”