Last week, Ugly Betty producer Salma Hayek’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, announced that the actress is pregnant with her first child and engaged to 44-year old billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. Hayek’s fiancé is known to be a French businessman and a father of two. He also ranks as the 74th richest person in the world, being the CEO of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, a corporation that owns a fashion brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Stella McCartney.
Despite her pregnancy, Hayek, is showing no signs of exhaustion. In an interview with TV Guide, America Ferrera, lead actress on the series Ugly Betty attests to Hayek’s enthusiasm and energy. Ferrera said, “She is a force to be reckoned with, and she’s working harder now than she was before she was pregnant. There is no stopping her. You kind of have to hold her still and say, ‘Calm down and sit down for a second.’ But she’s happy and I’m happy for her, and I think she deserves everything in the world!”
Hayek, a 40-year old Mexican native, studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana but left school to pursue acting professionally. She starred on the telenovela Teresa and El Callejon de los Milagros, which has garnered more awards than any other film in the history of Mexican cinema. Her other acting credits included Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Wild Wild West, Dogma, Frida, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico to name a few. Apart from being an Academy award-nominated actress, she is also known as an Emmy-winning director, as well as a film and television producer.
Although both are highly profiled names, Hayek and Pinault maintain a low profile relationship. And like her romantic endeavors, Hayek initially kept her pregnant state under wraps from the cast and crew of Ugly Betty. Ferrera recounts, “I noticed that she was glowing.”
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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