“Is He Your Grandpa?”: Salma Hayek Was Called a Gold Digger Due to a New Photo With Her Husband

7 months ago

Salma Hayek and billionaire François-Henri Pinault have been happily together for over 15 years. Recently, the actress posted a message congratulating her husband on his birthday, and this photo triggered another wave of hate from people who label Hayek as a gold digger.

Their love story began with a “silly” conversation.

The couple first met in 2006, and they had no idea their casual conversation would become meaningful. Salma remembers, “It was so silly. We started talking about football. We’re both crazy about soccer. Then we started talking about science. We love space and physics, and he was so smart, charming, and funny.” Only later did she realize Francois-Henri was the perfect person for her.

They have a large family.

Salma and Francois-Henri have 4 kids. Salma is a stepmom to 3 children from her husband’s past relationship, and she considers herself blessed to have them in her life. Additionally, Salma has one biological child named Valentina, whom she gave birth to when she was 41 years old. Salma shares, “I always wanted to have many children, and I wasn’t able to. My body, as a miracle, had one.”

Salma posted a personal photo on Instagram.

Hayek’s husband celebrated his 61st birthday on Sunday, and Salma showed her love for her wealthy husband on Instagram. In the photo, Salma hugs Francois-Henri tightly and gives him a sweet kiss on his cheek. She left a heartfelt message with the photo saying, “Happy birthday, mi amor. You’re my sunshine, my warmth, my light, my strength, my joy, my love.”

The post faced a lot of negative comments.

Not all fans were happy about the sweet message Salma wanted to share with everyone. Some people noticed the visible difference in appearance between Salma and Francois-Henri. Someone even dared to ask, “Is he your grandpa?” or “Is he your dad?” Others accused her of marrying him just for his money. Thankfully, most fans were supportive and excited for the couple. One person wrote, “Happy birthday! You both look amazing together!”

The age difference is actually not that big.

Even though it may appear that Francois-Henri is significantly older than Salma, the truth is that the age difference is only 4 years. Salma is 56 and was born in 1966, while her husband is 61 and was born in 1962. So he is neither her “dad” nor her “grandpa.”

Hayek is facing such accusations not for the first time.

The couple has been together for over 15 years, and all these years Salma has been accused of being a gold digger. To this, Salma responds: ‘When I married him, everybody said, ‘It’s an arranged marriage, she’s marrying him for the money’, Hayek said. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever, think what you want’. Fifteen years together and we are strong in love and I don’t even get offended.”

But people hated not only the actress but also her husband. “There is a discrimination also to rich men. Immediately you think because somebody’s rich, they might not be a good person, might be somebody materialistic, might be somebody that doesn’t have values”. So the couple is used to responding to hurtful comments.

Salma looks much younger than her age. She often shares photos in a swimsuit, captivating everyone with her shape. And yet, the actress doesn’t burden herself with grueling workouts. Read this article to find out how Hayek maintains her fantastic shape.


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