Salma Hayek Pinault is a public figure with exceptional acting skills. She was born on September 2, 1966, in Mexico, United States, and along with a talent for acting, she also has an interest in film production. She’s been together with her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, for more than a decade now.
They both got together in a relationship in 2006 and took their relationship a step ahead in 2009 by tieing the knot in Paris. Before their marriage in 2009, they welcomed their daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinalut, into the world.
Nine years later, in 2018, Francois surprised his wife by renewing their vows in Bora Bora. When Salma re-changed her name and adopted her husband’s last name, everyone in the industry was against this. They refused her to take his name.
In Jimmy Kimmel Live! She said that everyone is now okay with her new name, but they don’t always put her whole name in the movies, and when asked, they said that they forgot about it and apologized by saying that it is printed now. Salma is happy in her life with her husband, and she even calls him the best husband in the world and says that she has married the right guy.
Salma, in one of her interviews, disclosed the secret of her happy married life with Francois-Henri Pinault and said that they never said anything nasty to each other. Salma is an actress and is known for films such as Desperado, which came into theatres in 1995, and From Dusk Till Dawn which was released in 1996, followed by Wild Wild West and Dogma in 1999.
Talking about her accolades, she was nominated for Best Actress at the 75th Academy Awards and also at the 61st Golden Globe Awards. For The Maldonado Miracle, she won Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in children. In 2021 she earned the title of Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Salma Pinault has earned whatever she has today because of her hard work and dedication to her work. She is a well-established name in the showbiz business. But what about her husband, who’s Francois-Henri Pinault? What does he do? Let us see below to know more about him.
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Who is Francois-Henri Pinault?
Francois-Henri Pinault, who was born in 1962, is a businessman. His father, Francois, founded a building construction material business in 1999 and later bought Gucci’s share. His share in the company was 42%.
He later transformed the company and diversified its line of production. From building construction material business, they became a luxury goods company, Kering, and in today’s world, are the ones who own many luxury brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, and many more.
Francois-Henri Pinault started handling the chair position of Artemis (a holding company founded by the Pinault family in 1992) in 2003 after joining the Pinault group in 1987. 2 years later, him becoming the chairman of Artemis in 2005, he became the CEO of Kering. In 2013 in his interview with The New York Times, he told that he knew that it was coming but never expected that to happen so fast.
Francois and Salma Relationship Timeline
Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering, met his wife, Salma Hayek Pinault, who is an actress, in 2006. Though there is not much information about how they met, they said to Hayek that their story is theirs.
It is a romantic and amazing story, but it is theirs, and she doesn’t want it to be vulgarised by making it into a story to make herself interesting. But it is believed that they met in 2006 at a Gala at Palazzo Grassi, which is a palace owned by the Pinault family.
The couple got married in Paris in 2009 on February 14. Hayek said that she didn’t even know that she was getting married that day and had to be dragged to the courthouse. She was ganged up by her parents and her brother.
Salma Hayek had a phobia of the whole marriage thing. It was only after the wedding ceremony ended that she started leaning into the excitement of their union. Two months later, they had a bigger wedding ceremony than the previous one they had in Venice, followed by their third wedding ceremony in 2018, where they took their vows again.
The couple has 4 children in total, 3 from Francois’ previous relationships and 1 from Salma. He had a daughter and son, whose names are Mathilde and Francois, from his previous marriage with Dorothee Lepere, which ended in 2004, followed by a son, Augustine James, from his ex-girlfriend, Linda Evangelista.
Salma and Francois welcomed their baby girl in the year 2007 before they got married. They named her Valentina Paloma. Hayek is a loving stepmother and a mother. She told Red in 2017 that she always wanted a lot of children but couldn’t because her body wouldn’t allow her. The huge blessing is that she has her husband has three other children, so she has four, and they all are so different.