Actress Salma Hayek has described her heavily pregnant body as “completely disfigured”.
Salma Hayek, now 46, gained 50 lbs before giving birth to her daughter Valentina in 2007 and tells Glamour magazine’s Glam Belleza Latina it changed the way she views herself.
The Mexican actress, who moved to the US in 1991, told the publication: “I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways – for a very good reason – and I don’t regret it for a second.
“That’s when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all.”
Salma Hayek gained 50 lbs before giving birth to her daughter Valentina in 2007
Of regaining her pre-pregnancy body, she said with a laugh: “I did get it back, shockingly.”
Salma Hayek said that like many women, she’s struggled with her self-image: “We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women.
“You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever.”
The actress, who is married French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, now stays in shape with the help of juices and even has her own detox drink programe, Cooler Cleanse.
“My favorite is the green one,” Salma Hayek says, referring a spinach, kale, and celery blend.
“If I had to eat all those vegetables, it would be a drag. But in the juice, they taste really good.”
Salma Hayek is currently promoting the July 12 release of Grown Ups 2, which also stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
Kristen Stewart was in good spirits as she arrived for the Spring/Summer 2013 Balenciaga ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week.
Kristen Stewart, 22, stayed loyal to the French-based fashion house with an outfit by the designer Nicolas Ghesquiere.
She went for a chic biker look in floral-patterned monochrome jeans, ankles boots, loose black top and a yellow leather jacket.
The actress is also a fan of their quilted leather biker jacket, having at least three in black, red and yellow.
Kristen Stewart was in good spirits as she arrived for Balenciaga ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week
Kristen Stewart is a regular at Balenciaga shows at Paris Fashion Week and was unveiled as the face of their fragrance earlier this year.
Her arrival in Paris comes as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are spending more time together.
A source told People magazine that Robert Pattinson’s friends are concerned and have urged him to take things slowly.
A friend told People: “Rob was completely heartbroken and was saying there was no way he could ever forgive her.
“But not speaking to someone that you thought was your end all, be all, is clearly harder than he expected.”
Another source added: “[His friends] keep telling him he needs some time and space, but they all think they will be a couple again, maybe as soon as they are together for the Twilight promos.”
Meanwhile, also at Paris Fashion Week was Mexican actress Salma Hayek, whose husband François-Henri Pinault is the CEO of PPR – a major fashion company which owns or part-owns Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Boucheron, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Bottega Veneta, among others.
The actress looked smart in an unusual black and grey jacket and black skirt as she arrived on the arm of her billionaire husband.
Salma Hayek has admitted that she achieves her skin perfection by never washing her face when she wakes up in the morning.
Salma Hayek, 46, looks much younger than her age, and she attributes her less than hygienic regime as the secret behind her skin perfection.
Speaking to Kate Garraway on ITV’1 Lorraine, Salma Hayek said: “OK, one tip – always wash your face at night. Clean it.
“You don’t have to wash it, but you have to clean it really, really well at night.”
Salma Hayek has admitted that she achieves her skin perfection by never washing her face when she wakes up in the morning
The actress said: “One strange tip – don’t wash it in the morning, at all, never. Because at night your skin is rebuilding some of the oils that you need to keep your skin young, and it balances the PH.
“So in the morning if you take them off – you can splash it with water, do something mild – but you don’t want to get rid of that. And if your skin is dirty in the morning, it means you didn’t clean well at night.”
With one secret out the bag, Salma Hayek was happy to share even more of her knowledge on maintaining a youthful appearance.
The mother-of-one developed her own range of beauty products that she uses all the time and only sells in one store over in America.
Salma Hayek said: “I’m not very trim, but I don’t have as many wrinkles as probably I should. But I do use, I use my products but you don’t sell them, I just sell them in only one drug store in the States.
“And I do a lot of that for 10 years, and I’ve been using that stuff even since before, so I use creams, it’s creams.”
The Mexican born actor stars in new Oliver Stone movie Savages, alongside John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro and Taylor Kitsch.
The big budget thriller tells the tale of warring drug cartels and the violence that the narcotics business contributes to society.
Salma Hayek said of her role in the film: “I am the queen of the most important drug cartel in Mexico.
“I think it’s important people see that for people who consume drugs and they think, ‘There’s nothing wrong with just a little bit, I’m not going to die from it’, you might not die from it, but you buying it – for that to get to you, a lot of people died.
“So the people that use drugs somehow contribute to this violence and this business.”
François-Henri Pinault, the billionaire father of Linda Evangelista’s baby, wanted her to abort their son, her lawyer has claimed as the supermodel meets her former boyfriend in court over childcare support.
Taking the stand, François-Henri Pinault admitted he had broken up with Linda Evangelista after discovering she was pregnant four months into their relationship.
“I didn’t even know her,” he said.
The bitter trial, which kicked off on Thursday and is expected to last four days, is set to spell out the childcare obligations of François-Henri Pinault, who is now married to Hollywood actress Salma Hayek.
Linda Evangelista gave birth to their son Augie, now 5, after her short relationship with François-Henri Pinault, and has claimed in the run-up to the trial that she wants a staggering $46,000 a month for his care.
The supermodel claimed the vast sum is to cover the youngster’s around-the-clock nanny, at a cost of $7,000 a month, and armed drivers, costing as much as $16,000 a month, the New York Post reported.
François-Henri Pinault had criticized Linda Evangelista for her outlandish demands, suggesting the money was in fact for “mom support”.
The supermodel maintained she was modeling or working on her image at all hours of the day.
In a move that shows they are readying for a bitter feud, Linda Evangelista’s lawyer William Beslow recounted a conversation the former couple shared in January 2006.
“After some initial happiness, he told her he wished she would terminate the pregnancy,” William Beslow told a support magistrate.
Linda Evangelista, who was then in her early 40s, told François-Henri Pinault she would keep the baby, the Post reported.
“She would support the child herself, since he had made it perfectly clear to her that he had no interest in doing so. And she did.”
Arriving at court, Linda Evangelista, 46, looked ready for business, dressed in a smart floral-print shirt, knee-length black skirt and sunglasses, with her hair cut into a sleek bob.
François-Henri Pinault, the billionaire father of Linda Evangelista's baby, wanted her to abort their son, her lawyer has claimed
François-Henri Pinault, who began dating Salma Hayak while Linda Evangelista was pregnant, watched his former girlfriend with a bemused smile, the Post reported.
As he took the witness stand, François-Henri Pinault said he found out she was pregnant in early 2006 and admitted he broke up with her on hearing the news.
“She was so happy to be pregnant,” he said.
“But it was not planned. I decided to stop the relationship at that point.”
François-Henri Pinault added: “We were dating four months and I didn’t even know her very much.”
He went on to say he believed she had intentionally become pregnant and that he had no part in deciding whether she should keep the baby or not.
He added: “I told her I would recognize the baby, which I did. I would take my responsibility and I did.”
Asked why he didn’t pay Linda Evangelista anything in child support for the first years of Augie’s life, François-Henri Pinault answered: “She didn’t ask and I didn’t offer.”
François-Henri Pinault, 49, is chief executive of PPR, the conglomerate that owns Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Bottega Veneta. He has an annual income as he is heir to an $11.5 billion family estate.
In opening statements on Thursday, William Beslow insisted Linda Evangelista is not hoping to improve her station in life but that she has paid all of his expenses without a single cent from François-Henri Pinault.
“Ms. Evangelista is not looking to piggyback on the lifestyle of Mr. Pinault,” William Beslow added.
“She is looking for a continuation of the reasonable lifestyle of Augie.”
François-Henri Pinault’s lawyer, David Aronson, argued that his client had repeatedly reach out to Linda Evangelista’s prior lawyers about child support payments, only to be met with silence.
David Aronson added: “Most of the expenses do not relate to Augie but they relate to Ms. Evangelista.”
He continued: “These people have more money than a lot of people. But our position is that what we understand is being asked for is just ridiculous.”
Linda Evangelista is due to testify in the trial tomorrow. If she is granted the $46,000 of her demands, it will shatter records for childcare payouts.
“I need to protect him,” Linda Evangelista told Love magazine in February.
Last year a judge questioned the model’s need for full-time nannies, asking how often she worked.
“When I work, it can be a 16-hour day,” the supermodel said.
“On days when I do not work, I am working on my image. I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete.”
Linda Evangelista, herself worth $8 million, is also demanding François-Henri Pinault give her son a home similar to the $13 million California mansion he put in a trust for his and Salma Hayek’s four-year-old daughter, Valentina.
François-Henri Pinault’s family estate includes the Christie’s auction house, the Château-Latour vineyard in Bordeaux and the French Premiere League football team Stade Rennais, the Daily News reported.
Earlier this week, Manhattan divorce lawyer Raoul Felder said the eye-watering payout – which comes to $1,500 a day – was unlikely.
He pointed out that judges consider how much it costs to care for a child, rather than the wealth of the parents.
“She’s in for a big surprise. I wouldn’t be counting the money yet,” Raoul Felder told the New York Daily News.
Linda Evangelista is worth $8 million and owns a penthouse in the desirable Chelsea, New York and an apartment near her son’s school on the upper East Side.
The supermodel broke up with billionaire and Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton last year and filed her case against François-Henri Pinault shortly after the break up.
Since, François-Henri Pinault has been paying child support – although the amount has not been disclosed.
The couple dated from September 2005 until January 2006, and she was pregnant with Augie when François-Henri Pinault began dating Salma Hayek in April 2006.
François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek married in 2009.
Linda Evangelista had kept the name of Augie’s father secret until it was written in court papers filed in August.
Salma Hayek, the Mexican beauty who dated one of Hollywood’s hottest men for three years, admits that life wasn’t all hunky dory as far as her looks are concerned.
Salma Hayek, 45, opened up to the new issue of Lucky magazine about suffering “severe, severe depression” from a skin condition and being overweight as a struggling actress.
She insists it was a far different story when she was 25 and trying to break into movies.
Salma Hayek told the May issue of the women’s publication: “You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne.”
Appearing happy and healthy on the shopping title, Salma Hayek looks a natural stunner in a blue off-the-shoulder dress which accentuated her ample bust.
Salma Hayek admits that life wasn’t all hunky dory as far as her looks are concerned
With her mane of thick locks blowing in the breeze her skin looks fresh and a picture of perfection however she states it was once in terrible condition.
Salma Hayek added: “And this acne was so bad it sent me into severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. The next stage with that sort of depression is food – too little or too much. Guess what I did?”
The actress admits she piled on the pounds when her body reacted badly to the pressures of achieving success in the early Nineties.
“I was fat and broken out. I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t pay the rent!”
Salam Hayek credits director Alfonso Cuaron for teaching her “to meditate, to relax” and also says Accutane also known as Roaccutane “cured” the acne.
She continued: “Since then my skin’s forever sensitive and dry.”
As for more drastic beauty treatments, Salma Hayek insists she hasn’t tried to turn back the years yet.
Salma Hayek admitted: “Botox – trust me, I’ve been tempted, but I resist!”