Rare photos of her only child

Since landing her breakout role in 1995 Desperado, Salma Hayek became one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. When it comes to her life outside the spotlight with her daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, she’s known simply as “Mom.” The mother-daughter duo have dated for a few rare appearances together over the years.

Salma became the mother of her only child in 2007 with her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault. The couple married on Valentine’s Day in 2009. The French businessman is also the father of three children from previous relationships. In the early years of Valentina’s life, Salma and Francois kept their daughter out of the spotlight.

As their little one grew, the proud parents took him more often to red carpet events, movie premieres and fun family outings. the From dusk till dawn The actress also opened up about becoming a mother and balancing fame with the help of her husband.

“We support each other in everything we do,” said the Oscar nominee Closer in February 2017. “We don’t have a strong social life because we really like spending time together.”

the Eternals The star added: “Sometimes the hardest thing to balance is motherhood with marriage, because [children] to resume! Oh my god, they take care of everything.

However, Salma would not change her relationship with her daughter for anything in the world. During a June 2021 appearance on Red table discussion, the Mexican-born actress said her daughter speaks Spanish, English and French. She opened up about raising a teenager on the popular Facebook Watch series.

“I learned to step out of the way…to let them be who they are,” the Emmy winner said. “To give them the chance to seize the chance to be unique. And that is not easy. And when you give them a voice, the first person they use [on] is you.”

A year prior, she explained that doing school remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic was a difficult step for Valentina to take.

“Lockdown has been very difficult for teenagers,” she explained in a September 2020 interview with The telegraph. “My daughter Valentina was very independent and did her homework online by herself, but she didn’t like it. She also missed her friends a lot.

Through it all, Salma is grateful for all the time she has with her daughter and the memories they continue to make together!

Keep scrolling to see rare photos of Salma’s daughter, Valentina, over the years.

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