Salma Hayek graces the cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, poses for sultry photos and speaks candidly about her billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault, her body and how she stays fit and much more in the accompanying interview.
It’s a rare and candid interview from the accomplished actress and bona fide sex symbol and the luxury brand’s Web site, an equally bona fide go-to designation for fashionistas is the perfect venue. The stunning 48-year-old is gorgeous and shapely as ever and not only that, she will be gracing the screen in no less than five movies this yearl, as follows; ‘The Prophet,’ ‘Everly,’ ‘ Septembers of Shiraz,’ ‘The Tale of Tales,’ and How To Make Love Like an Englishman.’
All this and she’s married to a billionaire, Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, the CEO of Kering which is the parent company of several of the world’s most famous and iconic luxury brands, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga among others. After several years, which included a brief split during which Pinault fathered a child with supermodel Linda Evangelista, the couple married in 2009. It is quite a story, much like something out of a potboiler.
She tells The Edit about how she got to know the now 52-year-old Pinault, saying, “I wasn’t a fashionista. I was surrounded by fashionistas who made fun of me because I didn’t care…And when I started going out with François, they said, ‘How did you of all people land this guy? You don’t care about fashion.’ And I said, ‘You know what? That was probably refreshing.'”
In sharing her thoughts on what to look for in a man for a successful marriage, “”You’re going to laugh… Find the right guy!…That is the key, and it’s so hard because there are so few of them. It’s very important that they support you. They should never make you feel bad or insecure. What’s important in a marriage is generosity, thoughtfulness, thinking of the other person all of the time… Spend quality time together. And don’t forget over the years.”
She said of her husband, “”He is kind, too. He’s not a bully.”
As for body image, she said of herself, ‘I never exercised my whole life, but now I do yoga.” She went on to say, “I was always borderline chubby, because I like my food and frankly, I like my wine.”
So for those hoping for details fitness and diet tips to emulate, well, that is all that the curvaceous star has to say!
You can see Salma Hayek’s full interview as well as the glamorous photo shoot here. Watch the behind-the-scenes video below!