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In an interview for the program ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, the successful Mexican actress Salma Hayek pointed out that the media and the entertainment industry have not fulfilled her wish to refer to her with her married name.
Salma Hayek Pinault is the name the actress adopted in 2010, a year after her wedding to French billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault.
In the recent interview, The 56-year-old Mexican said that over the years she has been losing hope of being named with her husband’s last name.
“I always had the name, but everyone refused to say it”
Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez is the first name of the artist from Veracruz, but after getting married, Jiménez was replaced by Pinault.
In the interview to promote the movie ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’, the Hollywood actress said that both she and those in charge of her public relations insist that the producers put her married name in the promotionals. However, often the French surname fades into the background and they leave her as they have always recognized her: Salma Hayek.
“My publicists now say it’s okay, because sometimes they don’t even put him in the movies and they say, ‘Why didn’t you put his full name? Oh, we forgot. Sorry, it’s been printed’”
Her daughter convinced her to change her name.
Valentina Paloma Pinault, daughter of Salma, was the one who prompted her to add her husband’s last name to her name, when she was only two years old.
Hayek, in an interview in 2010, spoke of the moment when the little girl, currently 15 years old, questioned why she did not carry her father’s last name.
“He asked me ‘What does it put here?’ I replied that Salma Hayek and she told me: ‘Why not Salma Pinault?’“He told US Weekly magazine.
the question of her daughter called her to reflect and decided to make the important change in her name to become known as “Madame Pinault”.
“Then I started thinking, ‘Sounds good Madame Pinault, why not?’ That is who I am now. I have never been happier”
Her husband celebrates everything
In days gone by, at the ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ premiere Salma Hayek wore a black woven dress that revealed her lingerie and skin.
With the daring outfit She showed that she feels more confident than ever and that age is not a limit when it comes to dressing.
Seeing her exude femininity and sensuality, a journalist asked her what her husband François-Henri Pinault had said to her before leaving home.
The actress very naturally and mischievously replied: “He loves it, he loves that he dresses me, that he sees me well, he celebrates everything for me.”
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