Salma Hayek and the father of her baby, billionaire François-Henri Pinault, announced last summer that they were ending their engagement. They’ve been seen out together since, but Pinault was also photographed making out with another woman late last summer and it was thought that they were remaining friendly for the sake of their daughter, Valentina Paloma, one and a half.
Salma told David Letterman during an appearance on the Late Show in mid January that she didn’t know when she would marry Pinault, and was pretty vague about it. When asked “Is there going to be a wedding?” she answered “I don’t know, maybe, but then again, maybe not.”
After a whirlwind on-again romance, Pinault and Hayek have unexpectedly tied the knot. The two were married on Valentine’s Day in Paris.
Salma Hayek has married French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, Monday’s online edition of the weekly French newsmagazine Le Point reports.
Hayek, 42, and Pinault, 46, were married on Saturday – St. Valentine’s Day – in the City Hall of the Sixth Arrondissement in central Paris, according to the publication, which is owned by the Pinault family.
Sixth Arrondissement Mayor Jean-Pierre Lecoq subsequently confirmed the report to the French news agency Agence France-Presse.
There had been recent reports that the couple – whose daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, was born in Los Angeles in September 2007 – had reunited after they had called off their marital engagement in July 2008.
The two had originally announced their engagement in March 2007.
Friends of the couple tell PEOPLE that a Paris trip in September (when Hayek attended the Balenciaga fashion show) and another in November helped rekindle the pair’s relationship. Adds a source, they were “very evidently in love with each other, very affectionate in public” together at the Dubai Film Festival in December.
Only last week, Hayek, who’s been appearing on NBC’s 30 Rock, told TV host Rachael Ray that when she kisses Alec Baldwin on the show, “I keep telling Francois, ‘I imagine I was kissing you.’ ”
Pinault is CEO of the luxury giant PPR and the son of one of France’s richest men, Francois Pinault, whose fortune last year was estimated to be $16.9 billion by Forbes magazine.
It sounds a little hasty, but if they’re happy good for them. Hopefully it will last for them.
Hayek and Pinault are shown out in NY City on 2/7/08. Credit: WENN
Is it cynical of me to say “smart girl”?
You’d think that these people mature with age.
You don’t marry someone for the child’s sake. I did that, and i got divorced shortly afterwards.
I do hope that they are happy, but they split up, friends had to help them get their shit together and then they rushed off to get married ….. ?
Marrying a billionaire,definitely a smart girl!!
It’ll last until he takes a mistress. I can’t see Salma putting up with that.
He’s a billionaire. Even if he takes a mistress, Salma will look the other way like all women do.
I’m very happy for them, I actually like him and i hope that this will last
I’m almost positive that they didn’t marry for the kid, just because they don’t go heidi and spencer on us it doesn’t mean that they didn’ know a long time ago that they’ll get married..
Well even if they divorce, little Valentina is set for life. And Salma isn’t poor either. I hope it lasts for their sake.
what are you talking about? not all woman look away if their husband gets a mistress…it doesn’t matter that he’s a billionaire, more salma has enough money to live a very good life ..what’s up with this prostitute way of thinking?
Who says it’s hasty? They have been together for a long time. Maybe they just finally decided ‘screw this back and forth nonsense…let’s just do this thing!’ and decided to get married.
I’m happy for them and I hope it lasts.
Aw, I like it that they got married on Valentine’s day and their daughter’s name is Valentina! I am happy for them (and a little jealous 🙂 ). Maybe I am just a hopeless romantic…
So what if he is a billionaire, Salma Hayek is a multi millionaires in her own right, so I doubt she is that greedy as to marry a man just for more money. They would have been better off to never marry but concentrating on holding and working on their relationship and being parents.
She has enough money to raise the child on her own.
He can be a father without being married to the mother.
I hope Salma is not another Katie Holmes/ Jen Garner who is a greedy gold (and fame) digger, despite the fact that she is very wealthy.
Ned: Where did you get the idea that Jen Garner is a gold/fame digger? To me, she seems like a decent, level-headed person who loves her kids.
I like Salma. She’s always struck me as a strong, intelligent woman, so I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she got married for the right reasons.
he looks completely smitten with her in the above pick
Usually people break up for a reason. Getting back together is often a big mistake (speaking from life experience here). I give them 2 to 6 months.
Toxic bachelor & whirlwind rekindling…
I’m sure they’ll have a lovely divorce.
He is so UGLY! She can do so much better.
I love Selma,
She again, is another silent powerhouse in Hollywood and is producing for Latina’s, but on a smarter more integrated appeal, thus, Ugly Betty has been a phenomenal hit! I wish her love and more success!!! And as someone already stated, she is wealthy in her own right…she does not need this old dude’s dough!! I just hope she is happy and continues to make her mark in Hollywood for Latina’s and women of color!
Salma ain’t worried about money, y’all! LOL. And her daughter was set for life, regardless. She didn’t have to marry him to seal that deal, she’s HIS daughter.
Good for them, I hope it lasts. Any man who cheats on her is screwed up in the head!!! So hopefully that won’t happen, but like a few others, I can’t see her tolerating that.
anastasiabea: You’re right on.
In French law, Valentina can’t be disinherited, whatever the circumstances. And her father will have to provide for her as well, by law.
And many women won’t look the other way regardless of the wealth of the husband.
Besides, don’t call prostitutes women who try to look the other way. Some of them are dying inside but love their children more than themselves.
Miss edit… last remark was in reply to Ally’s comment.
hmm, is this for real coz i thought they broke up but kept in touch due to their kid? somehow i don’t see this lasting the year.
I think it’s a pragmatic move on Salma’s part. He’s probably in love with her, she’s enjoying the perks. Sure, she’s rich, but nothing like what he can provide. She’s a true Virgo.. no judgment involved btw, they’re like that, planning every move. IMHO. :))
A few weeks ago, she was supposedly with Colin Ferrell, right? It’s like middle school with these people!
No, it is not like middle school with “these people”… It is like middle school with the press, the gossip bloggers, and their readers! lol
well, if your a super rich businessman, why not marry a movie star?