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Salma Hayek Fires Back At Claims She Married Husband For Money

Salma Hayek Fires Back At Claims She Married Husband For Money
February 16, 2021 - 19:56 / Hayley Paskevich

In a new episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert, Salma Hayek opened up about her relationship with François-Henri Pinault! Hayek said that she and her husband "are strong in love," and while she isn't affected by the criticism of their relationship, she doesn't like when people judge Pinault. See what she said here!

Salma Hayek wants to make it clear that she didn't marry for money instead of love! The actress appeared as a guest on Monday's episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert, where she opened up about what her relationship with husband François-Henri Pinault is actually like!

Hayek says that she and Pinault "are strong in love"

Hayek gushed about Pinault during the podcast interview, sharing what she loves most about her husband. "In pictures you cannot begin to guess the magic in him," she said. "He's made me become a much better person and grow in such a good, healthy way." Shepard couldn't resist adding that Hayek's husband is "so foxy," having met him himself.

The Eternals star then talked about how her romance with Pinault was called into question after their wedding in 2009, with many doubting its authenticity. "When I married him, everybody said, 'Oh, it's an arranged marriage. She married him for the money,'" Hayek explained. "I'm like, 'Yeah, whatever, b**ch. Think what you want. Fifteen years together.' And we are strong in love, and I don't even get offended." 

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault

Hayek reveals that she wasn't interested in wealthy men

Hayek then went on to reveal that while Pinault happens to be quite well-off financially, she actually had her reservations when it came to dating him because of his wealth! "It was the last thing I wanted. It was not my type at all," she told Shepard. "And I came in with the preconceptions and he melted them all away."

The actress also gave some insight into what Pinault is like, both as a partner and a father! She explained that he comes home from work with a "big smile on his face, happy to be home, happy to see me and the kids, make us laugh." But while her husband may be busy, Hayek said that he's not a workaholic! "We go on vacation, he completely shuts off," she shared. "He's in the moment." 

Hayek also admitted that even though she isn't phased by other people judging their relationship, she doesn't appreciate when people are critical of Pinault. "It's not just an insult to me," she said. "I'm not the one being judged only... they cannot begin to imagine what a joy that human being is."