Who is Salma Hayek Husband? Know Everything About Francois Henry Pinault!


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Since 2009, Salma Hayek and Henry Pinault were married to each other. The couple has been together for almost more than 15 years. The duo started dating in 2006 and welcomed their daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault in 2007 and after nine years, Pinault surprised the actress with vow renewal in Bora Bora.

In 2017, after several years, Salma Hayek opened up about her happy married life and she said that –

“I married the right guy. That is probably the most important thing. We support each other in everything we do. We want the other one to strive. [It] makes you happy when the other one strives.”

At the time of some other interviews, she opened up about the secret of her and Pinault’s long-lasting relationship and she said that –

“We’ve never said anything nasty to each other. No resentment.”

Here you will get to know everything about Salma Hayek’s husband Henry Pinault. So keep scrolling down and read out this entire article to know more in detail.

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Who is Salma Hayek’s Husband?

French businessman and CEO of French luxury goods firm Kering, François-Henri Pinault is the husband of Salma.

The two met during a banquet hosted by his father François Pinault in the spring of 2006 at the Palace Grassi in Venice. Salma exclaimed, “It’s such a wonderful, amazing story,” about her and François-first Henri’s meeting in a 2019 interview.

Nonetheless, she continued, saying that it was a topic she preferred to keep between the two of them. She told Town and Country, “I don’t want to vulgarize it by making it into a story to make myself interesting.”
They became engaged in 2007, but Salma subsequently revealed she had serious anxiety about actually getting married.

Who is Francois Henry Pinault?

When Salma Hayek’s husband was a baby, his father also named Francois founded a timber and building materials business which is called Pinault.

Salma Hayek Husband

In the year of 1999, the company bought a stake of 42% in the Gucci Group, and eventually the business rebranded as the luxury goods company Kering they own Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and Alexander McQueen along with some other luxury brands.

What is the Career History of Salma Hayek’s Husband?

Pinault graduated from the HEC business school and joined the Pinault group in the year of 1987. As per Kering, he held senior positions in several of the group’s operating subsidiaries and became Chairman of Artemis Kering’s controlling shareholder in 2003.

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When He Became the CEO of the Company?

In 2005, when Pinault was 40 years old, he became the CEO of Kering from his father. At that time he told that –

“I knew it was coming, but I never expected it to happen so fast,”

Once Pinault said that, his mission is to build a sustainable, creative, and purposeful company for the fashion industry. He said at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2019 that –

“Business is the way to contribute to a better world and a better future,”. “It is our duty, not only to be at the forefront of the sustainability crusade but also to share our findings, and indeed this has nothing to do with competition.”

When Did Salma Hayek Meet His Husband?

Well, it was mysterious How Salma and Pinault first met. Once she told in an interview that –

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

But some reports claim that the duo likely met at a gala at the famous Palazzo Grassi which is a marble palace owned by the Pinault family.

Salma Hayek Husband

Salma and Pinault had three wedding receptions after tying the knot in Paris on Valentine’s Day. In 2009, the couple arranged a second big wedding function in Venice.

In 2017, Hayek revealed on Instagram that –

“My wedding party was at the oldest opera house in Europe, La Fenice,”

The third celebration was a surprise by Pinault in 2018 and this time they renewed their vows on the tropical island of Bora Bora.

How Many Kids Does Salma Hayek’s Husband Have?

Pinault welcomed two kids from his previous marriage one daughter Mathilde and a son Francois and this marriage ended in 2004. He also has a son named Augustine with a model Linda Evangelista.

In 2007, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. They welcomed their first daughter named Valentina Paloma on the 21st of September 2007.

Salma has become a loving stepmother to her three kids and she told in 2017 about them as –

“I always wanted to have a lot of children, and I was not able to. My body, as a miracle, had one,”. “The huge blessing I’ve had is that my husband has three other children. So I have four. And they are all so different.”

Moreover, in 2009, Pinault launched the Kering Foundation which aims to combat violence against women in Europe and Asia. This foundation benefited over 140,000 women at that time.

In 2016, Salma Hayek wrote on Instagram that –

“I’m very proud of my husband because his company @kering_official just got the Gender Equality European & International Standard label and it has positioned itself as one of the most feminist companies in Europe,”

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Salma Hayek and Henry Pinault have been married for almost 15 years and have a daughter named Valentina Paloma. Pinault is a French businessman and CEO of the luxury goods firm Kering. They first met at a gala in Palazzo Grassi and tied the knot in Paris on Valentine’s Day, followed by three wedding receptions. They have three children together, and Pinault launched the Kering Foundation in 2009 to combat violence against women in Europe and Asia. Salma is proud of her husband’s company and is a loving stepmother to her children.

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