Salma Hayek used to own tigers, but they died under mysterious circumstances

Here are some photos of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault at the Yves Saint Laurent Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 show on Sunday. CB and I had a little mini-debate about whether Salma has had a breast reduction at some point this year. Some of you commented on that a few months ago, when Salma’s bust looked uncharacteristically small for whatever reason. Now that I’m really looking… I still don’t know. I suspect that she’s lost some weight overall, and maybe her boobs got smaller because of that? Because she does look smaller overall. Her waist is ridiculous.

As for Salma and her husband… well, Salma recently gave an interview in which she reiterated yet again why she’s so lucky to have found a skeevy billionaire who takes care of her the love of her life.

Salma Hayek believes positive thinking helped her achieve all her personal goals. The actress wed billionaire François-Henri Pinault when she was in her forties and together they have daughter Valentina. Although the 46-year-old star is blissfully happy now, she didn’t always have such a positive outlook on life.

“There was a time in my late thirties when I felt I wasn’t in the best shape physically, that I wasn’t finding any good roles, and that I hadn’t married or had children,” she admitted to the British edition of OK! magazine. “But then I started think more positively and then I met my future husband!”

Salma and François-Henri welcomed Valentina into the world in 2007 and prior to that the actress was more interested in focusing on her career. Now she has a family, she realizes what she was missing before.

“There’s nothing more beautiful in life than your family,” she gushed. “I waited a long time to find that in my life and now that I have it, I realize how important and fulfilling it is for me.”

While her family comes first, Salma is still making time for acting and appears in Grown Ups 2 alongside Adam Sandler. The stunning brunette loved working with the funny man.

“It’s a really good atmosphere to be on the set with Adam,” she smiled. “He’s such a gentleman and a pleasure to work with.”

[From The Belfast Telegraph]

I can’t tell if Salma just irritates me these days and so my feathers are ruffled no matter what she says, or if I truly dislike what she’s saying. Ugh. I just feel like Salma is so patronizing about her marriage, and I think she’s deluded for thinking that she and Francois have some kind of intense love match and that he loves her for who she really is. She’s even said that before, that she would still be with him if he wasn’t rich, and he would still be with her if she wasn’t beautiful with an amazing rack (I’m paraphrasing). He’s rich, she’s a beautiful trophy wife. Why do we need to pretend this is something that it’s not?

Also, Salma gave another weird interview in which she discussed how her animals were her children before she got married and had Valentina. You guys, Salma had TIGERS. And the tigers always died, apparently. Salma said: “One (tiger), caught in the air-conditioner, died. One sweet cub developed a temper and had to go. My third, Rambo, the tiger of my life, was a little baby doll… Three years we played inside our house. I can’t talk of how he died. It’s too upsetting. Before I had my child, animals were my life. I slept with four dogs in my bed.” Caught in an air-conditioner? WTF? And “one sweet cub developed a temper and had to go”? That’s because he was a TIGER, bitch!! Tiger cubs grow up to be huge, predatory TIGERS. And it “had to go” because she couldn’t comprehend the fact that she just needed to get a g—damn housecat instead of tigers.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Jess says:

    So she had tigers for pets. And from the sounds of it two died horribly while in her care.

    I officially hate this woman.

    • Erinn says:

      I already couldn’t stand her, now she’s validated it.

    • Liz says:


    • MrsB says:

      WHY are people still allowed to own exotic animals?! They are meant to live in the wild, certainly not in a HOUSE. Ugh.

    • Eleonor says:


    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      EXACTLY. Was never a fan but she officially SUCKS now.

    • Eve says:

      Agree with Jess. I officially hate Hayek now and I vow not to comment on her stories from now on.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me, too. I always found her grating, but this is the end. How is it even legal to own tigers?? Selfish moron.

      • Lemony says:

        No kidding! And she needs to stop calling herself an animal lover, she’s an animal KILLER.

    • akivasha says:


      I never thought too much about her but this makes the scales go to DISLIKE

      Wild animals are not PETS!

    • marie says:

      yeah I agree. the more I read about her, the less I like her.

    • Izzy says:

      This woman has always irritated me, and she goes on about her marriage as if it’s perfect. It sure didn’t start that way in the relationship, did it? After all, he got another woman pregnant, then ditched her for Salma.

      There’s been a rumor for quite some time now that Salma has insisted he not have any contact with this other child. I have to wonder now if there might be some truth to it.

    • Arthur says:

      You said it perfectly. People that harm animals are the devil in my book.

    • Decloo says:

      I call bulls**t on the tiger story.

    • Glaughy says:

      I used to like her, then felt neutral about her, and now, after what I just read, I LOATHE this woman. This is so disgusting.

    • amilu says:

      Me, too. I didn’t have much of an opinion of her before, but thanks to this information coming to light, now I loathe her as well.

    • Nerd Alert says:

      A la Lana Kane: YYYYYYYYYUP.

    • Yvonne says:

      I googled the tiger story, mainly because I couldn’t believe anyone would be that foolish. Apparently, she had the tigers as pets when she was a *child*. So in this case, I’m blaming her parents for thinking a tiger was an acceptable pet.

      • Shaishai says:

        Thank you Yvonne! So glad someone took the trouble to find out the full story before jumping the gun to pass judgement. That being said, the story is actually worse than I thought since she also mentioned the monkey who got eaten by a cat… WTH?!!

    • Anne De Vries says:

      All three. ‘Had to go’ means ‘put down’. I suppose it’s the most merciful death possible.

  2. Sankay says:

    This annoys me to no end. People with money who think they can do anything like raise tigers as pets.

  3. Sannie says:


  4. Ladylupton says:

    This is disgusting. I can’t believe anyone would do this and I double can’t believe they wouldn’t be so ashamed that they couldn’t talk about it.

    The tigers died because they’re not meant to be pets. And she talks about it so flippantly. When you have a pet, its well-being and happiness are your responsibility. I don’t understand how ppl don’t take that seriously.

    • Evelyn says:

      A thousand times yes. She says it had a temper like its a cat who scratched up the furniture. THEY’RE WILD ANIMALS. This woman is so dumb and selfish she had three tigers, two of which died in her care, and worst of all she’s shameless enough to talk about it like she’s not responsible for their deaths. It just drives me crazy when people don’t think of the animals! Just because you have famous boobs and a moderately successful career does not make your life more valuable than those of the poor tigers, Selma, SORRY

  5. Poppy says:

    I’m sorry, but WTF is she wearing? For someone who’s husband owns some of the biggst fashion houses in the world, she sure has crappy clothes a lot of the time!

    • Spooks says:

      She looks like a really feminine transvestite.

    • Agnetha says:

      Don’t be sorry, what she is wearing is totally inappropriate. We get that you have huge knockers, in fact they basically made you relevant, but please cover them up now.

  6. Merman says:

    WTF?She’s as bad as her acting.

    • bros says:

      Agreed. how out of touch do you have to be to let that sh!t out of your mouth, like, not understanding that a million people will rain their horrified hatred down on you? you have to be really really out of touch to just casually throw in the story of owning tigers and having a couple of them die in your care. what a gross woman.

      • Nerd Alert says:

        Yes. “Rain of horrified hatred” that’s what I’m feeling. Thank you, I didn’t recognize it before.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    I cannot stand idiots who think they can keep animals like tigers for pets. And it’s always people who don’t care for them properly. She was already annoying and snobby, now she’s officially on my sh!t list.

    If this annoys anyone into wanting to help, check out Big Cat Rescue in Florida.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I have Big Cat Rescue in my FB feed and I can’t tell you how happy their posts make me. Such a great organization…

      • lucy2 says:

        Me too! They post great photos. I’d love to go see it someday.
        It’s a shame Salma didn’t turn hers over to a group like that (and donate $) when they weren’t doing well in her care.

  8. mkyarwood says:

    I used to love her SO much. Now she says shit like ‘I’ll have my husband buy this place and put you out of business’.

  9. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    The stories of how this woman treats her husbands workers are legendary. She is LOATHED among the staff. She is the very worst of the worst type of modern day maries antoinette elitist beeoch. She came from money in mexico already. Lets not forget he comment about being “privilaged”
    I never understood the point of being privileged if you don’t get to have the privileges.”
    The fact that she killed three tigers in her care doesnt surprise me at all. Shes the very worst kind of rich entitled scum.

    • Spooks says:

      What stories? Do tell.

    • AustinMJ says:

      I dont give a shoot about PC- this is typical of a “National” – treat everyone you consider “beneath you” like garbage. Which is 99.999% of the population.

    • Meaghan says:

      I always felt like her character in Grown-ups was a toned down version of who she really is. a b*tch. I think her boobs look smaller because she is no longer breast feeding. The only thing I semi-like about her is that she doesn’t look at botox crazy as most actresses her age.

    • Loira says:

      Bitter much? She did not kill three. Two died. An dshe did not even say the exact causes. I do not think it is correct to have them, but I guess that in many places or states it is legal. Why don’t you write to your representatives and do something about what you feel?

      • anon33 says:

        You’re on the wrong website, sweetie.

        I’m also not sure how it is “bitter” to be disgusted by her treatment of animals. I guess we’re all just jelly haterz, right?

      • Loira says:

        As a child, she had them, so hate her parents.

        Whether you like Or hate Salma, in some states of the USA is legal to own exotic animals. If you are against it, you should do something about it. Let your voice be heard, not only here, but to the law makers, before other tragedy like that with the spoiled chimp happens, “sweetie”. Not a bad suggestion, but do as you please.

      • TG says:

        Having a tiger die in an air conditioner and the other one in your care for some unknown reason that is supposedely too painful to mentionis neglecta and animal abuse. So, I would say all of us on here are right in saying she killed them. Don’t forget the other one that was carted away to who knows where. This woman is vile and heartless.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      My inlaws live in rennes where her husband owns the local soccer team. She walks around like G*d Damn Darth Vader and everyone quakes in their boots. She counts every penny on the payroll etc etc always going over the finances being paranoid that the lowest amoung them is trying to steal from her. She is constantly going on and on about how everyone is always stealing from her. She talks over people, ignores them, and interrupts without acknowledging the person is talking. She even made sure some workers in the stadium didnt get sandwiches, which they were entitled to, actually. I, personally, have seen her tell a cleaning lady in the stadium that shes overpaid. Shes the most money grubbing, classless twit Ive ever seen.This woman is more hated than Leona Helmsley in Renne, France. The fact that shes a tiger murderer is only the cherry on the cake for me and is not a surprise at all.
      And, for the individual that said “big deal” to killing the Tigers…Tigers are endangered, or hadnt you heard? OK? Were not talking about hamsters, ok? Were talking about Tigers. One day they may not be here any more. She has enough money to try and ensure their survival but instead she was careless with them. She ought to have had criminal charges broght up against her for their deaths.
      Shes a a$$hat of the first order. She isent worth one tiger. Go count your money salma.

  10. Aussie girl says:

    I’m with kaiser on this one. This women gets more & more annoying each time she opens her mouth! As for the tiger thing it is wrong on so many ways

  11. MoxyLady007 says:

    And by “it had to go” she better mean “it had to go to an animal sanctuary where it could live out the rest of its days with its fully developed tiger nature which includes a temper surrounded by other tigers and wild creatures the way nature intended instead of as a large house cat for a remarkably selfish woman”

  12. LahdidahBaby says:

    Reality: billionaire Francois-Henri is keeping HER as a pet, so she’d better not “develop a temper” or get old, or she might end up caught in the air conditioner. Karma, beeotch.

    • TG says:

      Yes to this so true and so funny about salmabei g the pet. I loathe people who keep wild animals as pets. It is a 100% selfish thing to do and shows that you have zero empathy, compassion and understanding about nature. I am obsessed with koalas but would never go out and get one. The fact that all of these animals were either murdered or killed due to serious neglect is appalling and why was she not investigated by the authorities for animal cruelty? I have never known or heard of an intelligent person owning a wild animal. There can be no such thing.

  13. DanaG says:

    She has just gotten so much uglier. As if he would have her around if she wasn’t hot with a great rack. She is as deluded as Donald Trump if she believes it’s deep and meaningful love. The Tiger thing is just awful how do you even buy them as pets? Her and Justin Beiber should get together. Selma needs to STFU and go spend her husbands money while she can maybe get some good clothes cause she looks awful in the ones she has.

  14. taxi says:

    With 4 dogs in her bed every night (5 if she counts FH-P), that bedroom had to stink. If the dogs were bathed daily, they’d have skin problems.

    • TG says:

      Ha-ha about that douche being a dog too. Dogs are too good for him and Salma. She makes me sick. She talks like she is a member of a self-help cult or something. I guess she finally got admittance into the billionaires club where the stepfords compete for husbands. She has no soul. Just an empty flotation device is all she is now.

  15. Shaz says:

    google the before and after pics – clearly a removal, not a reduction – the reduction was on the nose. OMG, this post is too b1tchy even for this site. The tiger t0rture brings out the mean in me.

  16. serena says:

    She’s truly pissing me off. Still, I can’t believe she loves animals, no way, a true animal lover would have NEVER kept tigers in a house. Poor tigers and dumb celebrities.

    • Aussie girl says:

      Agreed! Wonder what she did to her four Dogs after she got married. Crazy bitch only thinking of her loneliness and not about the poor animals

    • Cazzee says:

      I find it difficult to believe that this person owned multiple TIGERS in California …is that even legal???

      Regardless of whether it’s illegal, owning a wild animal as a pet is totally immoral. Yes, I just said it: it’s morally wrong to own a wild animal. If you want a pet get a domesticated animal, they have been bred over thousands of years to live with humans. Wild animals are WILD and they should be with other wild animals, not humans.

      I always knew Salma Hayek was a narcissist; with the total lack of empathy shown in these statements, however, I am now wondering if she might be a sociopath.

      • pzc says:

        She’s from Mexico so perhaps she had the tigers there? I’ve seen tigers in pet shops in Mexico from time to time. There’s certainly a different attitude towards pets and what kind of animals it is fair or cruel to own!

      • Thiajoka says:

        I’m right there with you, Cazzee–immoral it is.

      • Mayamae says:

        Unfortunately big cats are legal in many states. Texas in particular has a big problem with private ownership. A lot of abuse and neglect and so called “road side zoos” in Texas.

      • Loira says:

        Maybe she owned them at different times? Maybe she lived somewhere else?

      • jwoolman says:

        She was a child at the time. Vent against her parents.

  17. Chloeeee says:

    uh wut? doesn’t she sound weirdly deluded and stepford-esque? like she was brain washed and reprogrammed incorrectly and says all this weird shit… that being said she seems to have traded her brains for gravity defying boobs.

  18. ncboudicca says:

    I always judge a person by how they treat waitstaff in a restaurant and by how they treat animals. I’m guessing she flunks the first test and it’s a definite for the second. she’s on my husband’s Top Five but I’m going to have to ask him to bump her down for this Tiger business.

  19. Louba says:

    I HATE when people keep these beautiful wild animals as pets. Hate it!!! I always knew there was something off about her, she seems like a crazy psycho b!

  20. Micki says:

    Her interviews have never iritated me that much but now I have a reason to dislike her a lot. I don’t understand people who insist on having wild animals as pets.
    They are not living in best conditions in zoos as much as the zoos try to imitate the natural environment. I don’t believe that a private person can provide the space, climat, food and the necessary for such animals.
    Why people still insist on it is beyond me.
    Is it old-fashioned to have cats, dogs, fish and birds?

    • TG says:

      Plus it is a danger to the community when the animal inevitably escapes and goes on a killing rampage or tries to kill your best friend like that Chimp did in Connecticut (I think that was the state). I like watching that TV show called Fatal Attraction where idiots have wild animals as pets and the pets end up eating the owners, sadly sometimes the pets end up harming or killing an innocent person.

      • poe says:

        BEST show EVER!!! It serves all those idiots right! They are called wild animals for a reason!

  21. Aud says:

    I’ve never liked her. There is something about her that screams superficial and it’s not just the billionaire she has on her arm, the smaller details that can be summed up as her view of women having to be objects in order to be worthy.
    Never mind animals [her incapacity to understand them, the fact Tigers aren't domestic cats, reveal her narcissism], I doubt she is capable of shifting beyond her ego to look after a child, hence the nannies that money can provide.
    That…and if I had to wake up next to that man’s face every morning, I’d start drinking.

  22. Meanchick says:

    I cannot believe I just read those words. I was a semi-fan, supporting women in the industry, you know, but I can’t even process what she said. Bye bye Salma.

  23. Dawn says:

    I’ve heard from people who have had to wait on her in both Chicago and LA that she is witch, a bitch and a bad tipper.

    • Cazzee says:

      How a person treats the help – whether it be a waitress, the security guard, nannies, etc. – is an incredibly revealing character trait. It really tells you a lot about that person.

  24. Ann says:

    Stupid then, stupid now.

  25. UsedToBeLulu says:

    Got.Caught.In… the air conditioner?? Oh hell, yeah, those things are deadly. *sarcasm*

    What an idiot. She is going to experience a lot of backlash from her tiger comments. Well deserved backlash.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      My question is how does a baby tiger get caught in an air conditioner? I feel bad for that poor thing. My older sister once left her fan on in her room, and her kitten got caught in the fan. She completely freaked out and called my mom, crying at work.

      Salma Hayek is an idiot.

  26. Decloo says:

    Hey short girls! Don’t wear booties that cut your legs off at mid ankle. Sheesh!

  27. bored_01 says:

    To adopt a wild animal unsuited to be a pet and have a bad outcome one time can be forgiven as ignorance. Twice I would call stupidity. To kill 3? Animal abuse and sickening.

  28. Masque says:

    Did she learn nothing from Seigfreid and Roy???

  29. Jade says:

    Why would u want to keep wild animals? You could just donate frequently to animal causes and shelters and visit if you really love their company. Bah. About her personal goals, yeah first goal was to land a billionaire first.

  30. Nymeria says:

    What a horrible human being. :(

  31. Apsutter says:

    Lets just call a spade a spade, she’s a dumbass with a GORGEOUS body

    • Joanna says:


      • energydrink says:

        Meh.. I always thought she has a masculine large face, and a disproportionate short body, enhanced and mmade too top heavy with implants(though they did/do look natural, so well done). Back in the telenovela she did when she was in her early twenties they were a B cup at best, even in her early red carpet pics. Even before giving birth “they” just came out of nowhere, along with the very unnecessary nose job, which looks birdlike, unnaturally thin for her wider and square face.

        nothing THAT amazing to me..boobs and thats it.

        On top of that, she is so insufferable, a hypocrite and as it turns out an not exactly a kind person either.

  32. Thiajoka says:

    Ugh. People who keep wild animals as pets irk the crap out of me. There will eventually be a problem because they are WILD animals and then the animals have to pay, usually with their lives, for the stupidity of the people who wanted to keep them as pets.

  33. bcgirl says:

    “That’s because he was a TIGER, bitch!! ”

    LMFAO Kaiser!

  34. Kim says:

    What a moron! She should be banned from owning another living thing for the rest of her life.

  35. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I haven’t read this article but between this post and the Bieber monkey post, it’s been a great week for headlines.

  36. drea says:

    3, not just 1, but 3 tigers. Like they’re just pairs of shoes or jewelry. Vain, spoiled, selfish, cruel, stupid brat.

  37. Bijlee says:

    This is disgusting. I don’t understand the need for exotic pets or clothes made out of exotic animals. It’s so wasteful and harmful. Just so you can be fashionable or show off your riches. Yes Salma, there are enough tigers in this world for you to be so goddamned irresponsible for your own. Bozo.

  38. seabee says:

    The tiger probably tried to eat her alive but smothered to death trying to get its jaws around her enormous head.

  39. lisa says:

    that story is nuts

    i would think FHP could afford a trophy wife that isnt insane, no matter what he looks like or how mean he is

  40. Jayna says:

    This discussion of her life, baby, marriage to a billionaire has officially put me over the edge about her. I tried to stay neutral, but she’s nauseating. It used to be, I am woman, hear me roar. Now she’s in love and had a baby, and all I hear from her is her glorious life. Ugh. And positive thinking did it. I know plenty of positive-thinking pretty girls who have yet to find a life partner. She paints it all rosy that way, positive thinking, which was probably all of two months before he popped into her life and falling in love and everything in place. She always acts like she has all the answers and is always telling us how to live, how to be a great wife, great girlfriend, great blissful mother, how to love your body like she does now, or if we can’t, read and envy. Yawn.

    Then I hit the second part, the tigers. It put me on the floor. It was hysterical (her bizarre description, that is, not the deaths) and horrifying all at the same time.

    She has truly jumped the shark, removed from reality. I will stick with her best bud, Penelope Cruz, who isn’t boring me ad nauseum about her great life with Javier and baby, although I could live vicarously through her with stories of Javier anytime. Penelope doesn’t feel the need to drone on every month in an interview.