Salma Hayek has denied claims that she only married her husband François-Henri Pinault because he was a billionaire.
Salma Hayek Denies The Claims That She Married Her Husband For Money
In an interview with the Armchair Expert podcast, Salma confirmed that she was not fazed by the accusations: “In pictures, you cannot begin to guess the magic in him. He’s made me become a much better person and grow in such a good, healthy way. When I married him, everybody said, ‘Oh, it’s an arranged marriage.
“She married him for the money.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever, bitch. Think what you want. Fifteen years together.’ And we are strong in love, and I don’t even get offended. I came in with the preconceptions, and [François-Henri] melted them all away.”
Nevertheless, the actress was angered by critics who questioned whether her husband was right for her. She added: “It’s not just an insult to me. I’m not the one being judged only. They cannot begin to imagine what a joy that human being is.” However, it is essential to note that the actress has done well in her own right and has always intended to be financially independent from her husband.
In a previous interview, she spoke on how she secured herself first, which has naturally helped her marriage: “I have a system in my life that I’ve chosen, where my expenses from before the marriage are my expenses. And he goes, ‘I know. That’s why I want to marry you.’ Maybe that’s also part of what works great in my marriage. I still have my independence, but he likes it. I get a lot of respect from him.”
But that does not mean that her husband has not had a hand in her acting success. In fact, he had a huge role in convincing Salma to continue acting following the birth of their child. She previously spoke on this and said: “He said something so beautiful: ‘I don’t want to be deprived of your work. I want to watch it, too. And the world has not seen the best of you yet. “So you cannot stop until some of that is put out. So, he sort of really pushed me, like, ‘Get up on your feet and get out there.’ And he was right.”
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