BBC Graham Norton Show: billionaire husband of Salma Hayek and his “intense” relationship with Angelina Jolie
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek appears on The Graham Norton Show tonight (October 29), but the star is not so well known on this side of the Atlantic.
The Mexican-American actress and mother is actually a close friend of Angelina Jolie and is married to one of the richest men in Europe.
She will join the chat host tonight along with other celebrities: Former US President Barack Obama, Dame Judi Dench, The fall actor Jamie Dornan, singer Jesy Nelson and rapper Tinie Tempah.
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The Hollywood legend has a number of impressive acting credits under her belt, most notably when she played artist Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Friday.
She is married to French billionaire FranÃ§ois-Henri Pinault, owner of the French fashion house Kering.
He has an estimated net worth of nearly $ 50 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
The couple first met in 1992, but didn’t start dating until more than 15 years later, in 2007.
They tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in 2009, less than two years after their romance began.
They renewed their vows just over two months after getting married in a ceremony in Venice, Italy.
A few months later, they welcomed their little daughter Valentina, now 13, into the world.
The couple have not had children since and say they are very happy in marriage.
Sharing her tips for a happy marriage in June, she told The Independent: “When there is a conflict, we put all of our energy into resolving the issue – never finding who to blame or” You should have done this or that ” . All of our energy goes into, “How do we solve this?” “
Appearing on a podcast titled Armchair Expert in February, Ms Hayek responded to criticism of their marriage, stating, “When I married him, everyone said, ‘It’s an arranged marriage, she’s marrying him for the sake of it. ‘money.
“I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever, think what you want.’ 15 years together and we are very much in love and I don’t even take offense.
The star is also friends with many other Hollywood celebrities and has previously spoken about the “intense conversations” she had with her friend and co-star Angelina Jolie while filming the new Marvel movie. The Eternals , L’Express reports.
âI spent a lot of time with these people, and they are such good friends now,â she said.
âAngie is amazing – we have so much in common and we get along really well.
âShe has children the same age as mine and we love to fight for justice – she more than I do.
âSometimes we have really intense conversations and sometimes I just had to say, ‘Oh no, not today, Angie! “”
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Ms Hayek and Ms Jolie will star alongside other big names including Bodyguards Richard Madden and Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan in the film, which hits theaters next month.
Things haven’t always been easy for the actress, however.
She has shared in the past how she struggled to land her first role in Hollywood due to her Latin accent when she first moved there when she was just 22 years old.
She told the Mirror: “There was no role for Latinas. It was very painful. People advised me to go back to Mexico and settle down and have children.
“I think they took pity on me. I wasn’t offered the roles that most people do because they are blond and speak without an accent.”
However, her big break came when she landed a role in Desperado in 1995 alongside Antonio Banderas.
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