Valentina Paloma Pinault Salma Hayek’s Daughter

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The Star-studded Life of Valentina Paloma Pinault
Being a celebrity in an era where the entertainment industry cannot just seem to stop progressing is pretty cool, to say the least. Fame, glamour, money, almost like a win-win situation for many. What’s interesting to note is the impact it brings over the celebrity’s personal and family life and their off-springs. You might not be surprised to come across a celebrity with an equally royal and glamourous child making show-stopping appearances with their parents and sometimes even following in their footsteps. So is the case with Valentina Paloma Pinault, the daughter of the all-famous Salma Hayek, yeah you think her name is fancy? Wait till you get a load of this.

Valentina Paloma Pinaul

About Valentina Paloma Pinault

Valentina Paloma Pinault born on September 21, 2007, (Virgo by zodiac), is the starry daughter of the gorgeous Salma Hayek and her billionaire husband François-Henri Pinault. The famous couples’ work-life has brought about quite a bit of impact over their only daughter’s life, so much so, she aspires to follow in her mom’s footsteps. Surprisingly, the adorable 12-year old makes rare public appearances but always seems to catch our eye every time she is spotted. Though Valentina is rarely spotted and is aware of only little details about her, she already has a ton of fan-pages even though she is not publically visible on social media with an account. Here is all the buzz you need to know behind this starry duo and their wonderful daughter.

Who are Her Parents?

Salma Valgarma Hayek Jimenez now turned Salma Hayek Pinault is one of the most talented Mexican American actress, producer, and director who came out emerging as one the first few Latina actresses to land themselves a commendable and successful career in the United States towards the end of the 20th century. She now has a lone net worth of $115 million.

About Salma 

Born on September 2, 1966, the 53-year old actress originally grew up in Mexico while attending a catholic setting school in New Orleans before getting herself admitted at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. During this period Hayek caught television producer’s eye landing her a role in the Mexican daytime drama Teresa (1989). Salma then went on to pursue her career in Los Angeles where she took on small roles in films and dramas gaining public attention and coming across directors like Robert Rodriguez who cast her next to Antonio Banderas in Desperado (1995). The fame from the action-film gave her more exposure, leading the gorgeous Latina to stardom.


Salma happens to be the face of several movies and dramas. She got the chance to star alongside tremendous actors like Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino, Matthew Perry, Adam Sandler, and George Clooney in romantic comedy films, religious satires. She appeared in movies like Spy Kids and as a voice-over actor for Puss in Boots. Salma starred in a self-produced film Frida, about Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter, where she received the best actress’s nomination at the 2003 Academy Awards. Just as if you could not doubt any of her talents, she also is a director and got an immense appreciation for her debut as a director while directing The Maldonado Miracle (2003), an inspirational television drama that brought Salma an Emmy award for the film’s ‘outstanding direction.’ She went on to direct the famous comedic television series Ugly Betty (2006-2010). In 2009 Hayek tied the knot with the French business tycoon, François-Henri Pinault. Aside from her love for acting and directing films, she also launched Nuance Salma, a beauty line in partnership with CVS store that was unfortunately discontinued by 2017.

François-Henri Pinault

French Business Executive, François-Henri Pinault (58) is the man that has been beside Salma Hayek (53) since 2007, before marrying her in 2009. Simultaneously, the couple has been together for over a decade and is loving parents to little Valentina. Hayek’s husband has quite a bit of a story to tell on his own. 
Who is he?

The French business tycoon comes from a credible French family and background, sources like Forbes indicate he has a current net worth of $34.8 billion (yup, that’s a B for Billion). Before his marriage with Hayek, he was previously married to Dorothee Lepere until 2004, from whom he had three children.

Pinault’s father is a billionaire and is dubbed to amongst the world’s wealthiest, landing at #23 on Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index. So technically Valentina’s father is a billionaire, and that is because he is the CEO of then PPR (Pinault-Printemps-Redoute) after taking charge of his father François Pinault in 2005. While shifting the brand’s focus to luxury goods, PPR was renamed as Kering in 2013. Kering is literally one of the primary reasons brands like Gucci (yes, GUCCI), Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), Alexander McQueen, and several other huge names exist. A company called Groupe Artemis is the company that manages the assets home to the Pinault family that owns a ton of luxurious auction houses. François-Henri Pinault is also the president of Groupe Artemis.

Hayek and Her Baby Daddy’s Private Relationship

Hayek met her soulmate in the spring of 2006 while attending a gala in Venice at Palazzo Grassi. Hayek mentioned the encounter with her future husband was a ‘romantic, amazing story’ but calls it as hers and is something very personal to her she wishes to keep out of public eye just for the sake of not wanting to make herself sound more interesting.
 The couple made their engagement announcement public when Hayek was expecting Valentina in March 2007. They happened to have a fabulous wedding ceremony, actually make that two marriage ceremonies, once in Paris on Valentine’s Day and the other in Venice, Italy.

Hayek on Having Her First Child

On Friday of September 21st, Salma Hayek gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, that we now speak of as, Valentina Paloma Pinault as announced by Hayek’s publicist. Valentina’s parents tend to keep her away from the limelight and public interest but that does not stop Hayek from spending most of her time with little Valentina.
Salma makes it quite obvious how much she adores her only daughter and how much it meant for her to have a child later in life when she thought she could never. In an interview she revealed that she is never away from Valentina for more than two-weeks and tries spending as much time with her, balancing her work life in between.
Hayek’s Husband Encouraged Her to Get Back to Work 

We could have most definitely seen the end of Hayek’s career if it wasn’t for her supportive husband that still remains as her major support system to this day. While gushing over her husband in an interview she stated how he playfully told her he is not willing ‘put up with a lazy girl in the house.’ Salma further added how her husband encouraged her to pursue her dreams as the world has not seen her best yet, and apparently, that worked and brought Salma back in the entertainment industry.
Her busy schedule does not stop Hayek from keeping up with her amazing daughter; in fact, the two share a ridiculously close bond.

Valentina’s Rare Appearances 

Valentina is not easily spotted but when she is she does not fail to make a show-stopping entrance like her parents. A notable appearance of hers was at the Gucci Fall/Winter 2019 Fashion show in Milan that Valentina attended with her star-studded parents.
Valentina did not fail to impress showing up in an oversized pink-red Gucci sweater alongside her Gucci Flashtrek sneakers that blitzed with green jewels, worth a whopping $1590. Talk about coming from a star-studded, billionaire family, eh?
The Resemblance Is Uncanny 

Valentina’s parents are both very diverse in terms of their work, with so many options to choose from, Hayek revealed that she and her husband think Valentina is similar to the other. Personality-wise Hayek mentioned she is more like her father but happens to be comfortable in front of the camera while having quite a bit of stage fright just like her mom.
Valentina grows to look more like her mother each day (talk about good genes), sometimes the resemblance is so striking fans often confuse Valentina with young Salma Hayek. though Valentina stays far from the limelight, Salma occasionally posts adorable mommy-daughter moments over her Instagram. The two seem to have an inseparable bond, and we’re just excited to see another Salma Hayek in the making in Valentina’s shape.

Ironically Valentina Is Inspired by Her Mom

And just as Valentina resembles her mom, she also aspires to follow Salma Hayek in her footsteps of acting. Salma firmly believes Valentina has the potential and talent to excel in Hollywood.
Hayek mentioned how ‘she draws, she wants to shoot movies- both as a director and as the lead- and she writes great pieces.’ Looking at her daughter’s artistic abilities and work, Salma often develops an urge to produce her child’s beautiful stories, to which young Valentina often disapproves of as she wishes to do it on her own as she grows older.
Salma does not pressurize Valentina to do anything, instead lets her go by free-way. She is aware that Valentina has a lot of potential with plenty of opportunities for her, but is afraid that she still might come across challenging barriers in her life as she does not know how to tackle obstacles or resist pressure. “I know by experience that only the overcoming of some difficulties can lead you in the right direction,” Salma claims.
The Many Talents of Valentina Paloma Pinault 

This might be surprising to know, but Valentina also clicks some pretty darn cool photos. Could she possibly have a future in photography? That sure would be a unique path for the star-studded couple considering neither Valentina’s parents’ interference with photography.
Valentina’s photography received attention as she clicked an astoundingly aesthetic photo of her mother staring out a window during rainy weather as she sips on her coffee. The picture received 116k likes in under 24 hours and received exciting comments about the photography around the globe.
Apart from being an awesome photographer, Valentina is multi-talented (let’s just say it is in the genes). Despite her career options, she might even be a beauty stylist! Salma revealed how her daughter has a knack for cutting her mom’s hair. On Valentina’s 11th birthday, the spy kids star posted Valentina’s video cutting her hair while praising her for her efforts.
Valentina might even follow through her father’s footsteps while all the resourceful links he has being a huge business tycoon. Earlier this year she was spotted having fun at the Milan Fashion week, as she made her debut on the red carpet with a celebrity representation alongside her mom and dad during the presentation of the iconic Gucci catwalk.
Her Bedroom is Beyond Awesome 

Her bedroom is literally every little girl’s dream. Tiffany Haddish revealed in a hilarious interview with Guardian that she happened to stay at Salma’s house, something she deems as a ‘palace.’ Tiffany did not stop form mentioning intriguing details about Valentina’s room that had eye-catching pink walls, unicorn stuff, and a circle bed. She mentioned how it was exactly what a princess room should be and she particularly wanted to sleep in Valentina’s room especially because of its princess-y feel.
Her Taste in Music and Boys is Pretty Neat

Salma often shares details about the tween’s interests, even though she may have a low public profile. Apart from Valentina having a knack for photography and well, cutting her mom’s hair, drawing, writing stories, she is a fan of Billie Eilish’s music (not too bad for an 11-year-old, huh?). The possible future queen of fashion also has a soft corner for Cole Sprouse, in fact, after mom Salma Hayek reached out, Valentina received an adorable message online from the amazing Riverdale actor.
Long story short, let’s just say this little Valentina is living almost every 11-year-old girl’s dream.

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Valentina Paloma Pinault Salma Hayek’s Daughter
Valentina Paloma Pinault Salma Hayek’s Daughter
Valentina Paloma Pinault Salma Hayek’s Daughter
Valentina Paloma Pinault Salma Hayek’s Daughter