What Is Salma Hayek’s Age and How Old Is Her Husband, François-Henri Pinault?

Salma Hayek is a fan-favorite actor, director, and producer in Hollywood today, as she continues to take on notable films that show off her incredible range. And she’s been married to her husband, François-Henri Pinault, since 2009. So, how old is Hayek in 2021, and what is the age difference between herself and Pinault? Here’s what we know.

Salma Hayek is 54 years old

Salma Hayek poses at the 'The Roads Not Taken' premiere
Salma Hayek poses at the ‘The Roads Not Taken’ premiere | Isa Foltin/Getty Images

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At 54 years old, Hayek has quite a backstory. She got her first big break starring in Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado in 1995, Biography notes. And her career hit a high note with Frida, as it was award-nominated.

As for Hayek’s childhood, she was born in 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her mother is Mexican and her father is Lebanese. By the time she hit her teens, she was living in Texas with her aunt. Then, in 1991, she moves out to Los Angeles to pursue a life in the arts.

Hayek later flexed her producer muscles with Ugly Betty, which has a serious following and attained a ton of success. The show’s lead, America Ferrera, also won an award for being the lead in the show.

While Hayek’s in her 50s now, there’s no sign that she’s done with Hollywood just yet. And she’s plowing through the ageism that exists in the industry. “In America, they used to tell actresses they expired at 30,” she said. “That’s why I was scared. Now I don’t care about getting older. When I turned 40 and then 50, I didn’t mind at all.”

Salma Hayek’s husband, François-Henri Pinault, is 58 years old

Salma Hayek and husband François-Henri Pinault attend the 2020 Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala
Salma Hayek and husband François-Henri Pinault attend the 2020 Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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Hayek married Pinault back in 2009, and they met in 2006. The Oprah Magazine reports Hayek and Pinault connected at a gala in the Palazzo Grassi in Venice. Aside from that, Hayek refuses to spill the tea regarding how she and Pinault found love.

“It’s such a romantic, amazing story, but it is mine,” she said. “I don’t want to vulgarize it by making it into a story to make myself interesting.

The couple got engaged in 2007 and married twice — once in Paris at city hall, and another time in Venice, Italy, where plenty of stars, friends, and family attended.

So, what is the age difference between Pinault and Hayek? It seems they’re relatively close. Pinault is 58.

Prior to connecting with Hayek, Pinault had children from other relationships, too. He has a son, François, a daughter, Mathilde, and another child with supermodel Linda Evangelista, Augustin James Evangelista. Hayek and Pinault have one daughter together, Valentina Paloma Pinault.

Salma Hayek continues to defend her marriage to François-Henri Pinault

As a celebrity with a very wealthy husband, Hayek has taken a lot of heat over the years because of her relationship with Pinault. But she continues to defend their love.

“A lot of people are very shocked that I married who I married,” she told Town & Country. “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.”

Additionally, Hayek noted how loving and supportive Pinault is. And they seem to have a beautiful life together. She told the publication he’s “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.”

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