Salma Hayek marries French billionaire

François-Henri Pinault and Salma HayekOscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek married François-Henri Pinault, the CEO of French luxury and retail group PPR, which owns labels such as Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, in the town hall of the St. Germain area of Paris on Valentine’s Day. Pinault is reported to be one of the wealthiest men in the world. Hayek, 42, and Pinault, 46, first met in Italy in 2006. They had a baby, Valentina Paloma, in September 2007. They broke off their engagement last summer, but reconciled a few months later. Hayek, 42, was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 2002 film Frida, which she also produced. She also created and executive produces the hit TV series Ugly Betty.

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  1. nat • February 17, 2009 @ 2:46 PM

    lucky bastard in every way

  2. Mandy • February 17, 2009 @ 6:25 PM

    He looks SO much older than her, I can’t believe there’s just a few years between them!!

  3. ke • February 17, 2009 @ 11:45 PM

    damn lucky kid. and its a girl too!

  4. demigod • February 18, 2009 @ 4:22 AM

    Nothing lucky about getting her.

  5. Pinprick • February 18, 2009 @ 10:59 AM

    Why does it matter how old he looks?

  6. gramps • February 18, 2009 @ 4:11 PM

    Now he can get fed and never go hungry. He enough milk from those Tweeters to last a while!

  7. Jo-Anne • February 18, 2009 @ 4:59 PM

    Good to hear, always hopeful to see a couple and their young baby attempt to stay together…agree, pinprick, it doesn’t matter (to me)…

  8. Mandy • February 18, 2009 @ 5:18 PM

    It doesnt MATTER how old he looks, I just meant it caught me off guard to know they are so close in age

  9. tributegirl • February 18, 2009 @ 6:21 PM

    Better get used to it, Mandy, you say things like that on here, someone will pick it apart.

  10. Pinprick • February 19, 2009 @ 1:59 PM

    I’m sorry Mandy. Your comment may seem innocuous, but it came across to me as being a negative comment towards how he looks, or that age is important.

  11. coffee • February 20, 2009 @ 6:12 PM

    good for Pinault. Become a billionare – done. Marry a hot movie star – done.

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