Salma Hayek appears in Allure with a great interview that begins by talking about how desperate she was to find her perfect soulmate. The actress looks great in the August issue of the magazine, according to USA Today.
Hayek, 48, had trouble finding the right man to marry, but she was very desperate during her single life. Salma admits that when she was younger, she was in a hurry to find the person, before she married French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault on Valentine’s Day in 2009.
“I wish I knew [when I was younger] that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man. I was so worried, and I dated some people I shouldn’t have dated,” she said. “You get desperate, and you start seeing wonderful things in, like, the wrong guys. I also found some pretty good guys. But I wish I could say to myself: ‘Hey, chill out. You’re going to get a great husband that’s going to adore you,'” she added: “I would have saved myself a lot of personal drama.”
Salma Hayek’s Allure interview also revealed that the couple have a seven-year-old daughter named Valentina. She noted that, despite her busy work schedule, motherhood comes first.
“I’ve never been apart from my daughter for more than two weeks. And same with Francois. We don’t separate for long periods of time. Never,” she said.”
Hayek, who starred in Telenovelas at the star of her career, before heading to Hollywood, is so enamored with her family that she actually considered giving up her acting career after giving birth to Valentina. However, when Salma broached the subject with Francois, he insisted that she go back to work, telling her: “We’re not putting up with some lazy girl in the house. That’s not who I married.”
As she appears on the cover of Allure, she explained that his seemingly harsh reaction was actually out of love and respect for her passions.
“He said something so beautiful,” Salma Hayek said of Francois, adding that he told her: “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.”
Salma admitted that her husband, who knows she values her independence, was right to push her. When he first proposed, Hayek told him that she wanted to remain somewhat financially independent, despite his massive wealth as the CEO of luxury goods holding company, Kering.
“And he goes, ‘I know. That’s why I want to marry you,'” she recalled. “Maybe that’s also part of what works great in my marriage. I still have my independence. But he likes it… And I get a lot of respect from him.”
Salma Hayek looks every bit the Hollywood siren on the cover of Allure, which sees her soft brunette curls loosely pulled up, showcasing her dramatic cat-eye make-up. She also flaunted her cleavage during the photoshoot.
She does look as if she’s in her twenties. The actress is also the founder of her own beauty line called Nuance.
Salma Hayek’s Allure magazine is an interesting read, especially since she was worried she wouldn’t find love. All of that has changed now, and Hayek appreciates the little things in life.