Salma Hayek-Pinault was pictured enjoying a sunny New York City afternoon with a friend and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Valentina on Sunday (June 20). The trio made a quick stop in front of their hotel while Salma made phone call before they headed to FAO Schwartz for some retail therapy.
The 43-year-old mother of one recently opened up about changing her name.
It was Valentina’s request. I didn’t think about it until she brought it up. We were shooting a film, and she saw my chair with my name on it. She said, ‘What does it say there?’ And I said, ‘Salma Hayek.’ And she said, ‘What about Pinault? Why not Pinault?’ Because here people say ‘Madame Pinault.’ I said to myself, ‘ This is who I am now. I’m starting a whole new life. I’ve never been happier.”
Salma is married to Valentina’s father, François-Henri Pinault.