A couple of weeks ago there was a story that Salma Hayek was planning a triple wedding to take place in three different cities that would put Eva Longoria’s over-the-top nuptuals to shame. The heavily pregnant Mexican actress was going to hold ceremonies in her hometown of Mexico, in Paris where her fiance, Francois-Henri Pinault, is from, and in LA.
All that might be for show, because there are small clues Salma is dropping that suggest she’s already married.
On a visit to tony L.A. department store Fred Segal on August 15… when it was time to pay for her purchases, Salma plopped down a Visa card issued to Salma Hayek-Punault. Ten days later, during the baby shower at ther Hollywood Hills home, the Oscar nominee kept calling Francois-Henri, who was there, her “husband.”
A civil ceremony makes sense, says an insider, explaining, “For Salma, the thought of having a baby out of wedlock was unacceptable.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition, September 17, 2007]
The article says that Salma still plans on having her multiple weddings despite the fact that she might be already hitched.
Salma recently said that she won’t move to Paris after her baby is born and that she will stay in LA to work on her production company making films for a Latin audience.
When you have your baby, are you going to stay in the U.S. or move to France?
Hayek: I’m going to stay and run this company. I had to make a choice. . . . I could just say I will give it all up and be a housewife in Paris. But I said, “No.” I was so lucky because I found myself a man who is a great businessman. And he loves it that I work this hard. He has a lot of respect for what I do. . . . He knows how important this is to me. This is a mission. We have been working for this all our lives. It’s a breakthrough, and in my lifetime, I want to see a change.
[From LATimes via Celebrity Baby Blog]
Salma is said to be due sometime soon, and she looks like she’s carrying a big baby. It is thought that Salma is having a girl, as gift cards at her baby shower on August 25th were made out to “Valentina.”
There was also a story in last week’s Enquirer about how very pregnant Salma refused to take a handicapped parking space at Fox studios when she was there for a business meeting. She said she wouldn’t want to take the space away from a handicapped person and walked quite a way to get to her meeting.
Congratulations to Salma and Francois-Henri if this news is true. She certainly doesn’t need to have a huge wedding with lots of guests to get married properly, but if she wants that too more power to her.
Salma and Francois-Henri are shown at the Costume Institute Gala on 5/7/07 thanks to WENN.