“I Wanted to Have My Daughter So Badly That Nothing Else Mattered to Me”, Salma Hayek Shares Why Mother-Daughter Bond Is Unbreakable
Being a mother is no easy task, neither is being famous. But somehow, Salma Hayek managed to do both in an exceptional way. An important part of her philosophy as a mom is to respect her daughter’s privacy. In fact, mother and daughter talked about their relationship and their similarities in an interview.
Bright Side wants to share with you the most significant details of this unbreakable bond.
We all know the famous Mexican actress, businesswoman, and producer, Salma Hayek. But some of her achievements are really worth looking at closely.
For instance, she is among the only 5 Latin American actresses that have been nominated for “Best Actress” for an Academy Award Oscar, so far. These mentions are one of the most important recognitions in international cinema. In this way, Salma has become one of the most notorious Mexican performers in Hollywood.
The celebrity met her current husband, François-Henri Pinault, at an event in 2006. In April of that year, she was the guest of honor to inaugurate the Grassi Palace in Venice, Italy. The castle’s owned by the Pinault family, and they were about to present the French businessman’s art collection there. Although they only married in 2009, the actress became pregnant a couple of years earlier, in 2007.
In 2018, the couple renewed their wedding vows by the sea. “The best moment this summer was when my husband arranged a surprise ceremony for us to renew our wedding vows. I would have chosen another dress, but they told me we were going to the spa!” the actress wrote in an Instagram post with photos of the ceremony where her daughter was present.
In addition to her acting career, Salma is also a full-time mother. Her daughter, born on September 21, 2007 is called Valentina. She is now 14 years old and confirms she has a good relationship with her mother. Trust and complicity are two of the things they share in this important bond.
Since her baby was very young, the actress has posted photos of her on social media, where you can just see how much they love each other. It is also clear that Salma respects her daughter’s freedom and privacy because she stresses the importance of being able to develop her personality freely. We have seen them together in different fashion events and others such as the premiere of Eternals.
In a recent interview, mother and daughter posed together for the cover of a well-known magazine. They also talked about some of the most important points of their relationship. Among the examples, we can mention that they both share a taste for fashion and makeup. “In this house, we fight over clothes because she takes everything from my closet. Then I can’t find anything,” says Salma.
Valentina is a very talented person. At the age of two, she was already trilingual. She speaks French (because of her father), Spanish (because of her mother) and English (since she is originally from the United States). In the interview, they also said that they talk in Spanish, which allows them to strengthen their family bond.
They also mentioned that communication is very important to them. When Salma is not at home for work, she always contacts Valentina to see how she is doing and how her day was.
“My case was very particular because I became a mother very late. I did it when I found the partner of my life and I had a stable career, but I was so eager to have this daughter that nothing else mattered to me,” said the actress when interviewed. She also explained that during the first two years of Valentina’s life, Salma put aside her work and only returned to the movies slowly but steadily.
Valentina already has an idea of what she wants to do in the future. “I want different things, but I almost always move between 4, I would like to be an actress and then a director because that’s what makes sense in my head,” she said.
In addition, the girl volunteers at her school’s soup kitchen, a place that allows her to connect with people from different backgrounds. “I think in my case, what really matters to me are the homeless, because I have friends who don’t have a home,” the teenager told during the interview.
The bond of this mother and daughter is unbreakable, and they show it not only in the interview but also in their day-to-day life. For you, what is the most important thing to achieve a good relationship?