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Salma Hayek almost gave up on her acting career after she gave birth to daughter, Valentina with husband, billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. “I said, ‘I don’t think I want to work anymore.’ And it was François who said, ‘Oh, no, you’re going back to work,'” she surprisingly shares. “And I said, ‘I don’t want to.’ ‘Well, you have to [he said],” she told Allure. “We’re not putting up with some lazy girl in the house. That’s not who I married. I don’t want to be deprived of your work. I want to watch it, too. And the world has not seen the best of you yet. So you cannot stop until some of that is put out.'”
And speaking of her hubby, Pinault, she wishes she’d known she would meet a great guy so she wouldn’t have gotten so desperate in her dating life.”I wish I knew [when I was younger] that I was going to fall crazy in love with the perfect man,” she reflects. “I was so worried, and I dated some people I shouldn’t have dated. You get desperate, and you start seeing wonderful things in, like, the wrong guys. I also found some pretty good guys. But I wish I could say to myself, ‘Hey, chill out. You’re going to get a great husband that’s going to adore you.’
I would have saved myself a lot of personal drama.”
I’m pretty sure she would have chilled if she would have known she’d meet her billionaire in the future. Annnd she says she is partially financially independent. “I have a system in my life that I’ve chosen, where my expenses from before the marriage are my expenses. And he goes, ‘I know. That’s why I want to marry you,'” she says. “Maybe that’s also part of what works great in my marriage. I still have my independence. But he likes it…. And I get a lot of respect from him.”
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