Salma Hayek Says People ‘Shocked’ By Her Marriage To Billionaire Is ‘Another Way Of Showing Racism’

Salma Hayek is happily married to billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and has a few words for people who have a problem with that.

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Speaking to Town & Country, the 52-year-old talks about how her marriage has been received by some powerful people in Hollywood.

“A lot of people are very shocked that I married who I married,” she says. “And some people are even intimidated now by me. But it’s another way of showing racism. They can’t believe this Mexican ended up in the life that she has and they’re uncomfortable around me.”

Photo: Victor Demarchelier for Town & Country
Photo: Victor Demarchelier for Town & Country

Hayek and Pinault got married in 2009 and have an 11-year-old daughter, Valentina, together. Pinault is the CEO of Kering, which oversees major fashion brands like Yves Saint-Laurent and Gucci.

The “Frida” star also says Pinault is “the best husband in the world. I get to be who I am with him, and I don’t feel that somebody tries to limit me.”

As for becoming a mother at the age of 41, the actress says, “I think I’m a better mother because I had her [Valentina] later. But I do get tired, I’m not going to lie.”

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Hayek also addresses Harvey Weinstein’s attempts to deny her allegations of harassment against him.

“There is a theory that women of colour are easy to discredit,” she says.

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