Say hello to Salma Hayek Pinault. In a revealing chat with the June issue of In Style Magazine, the Mexican-born actress and former Ugly Betty producer reveals that she has adopted the surname of her husband, French businessman Francios-Henri Pinault.
Salma, 43, says it was the couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Valentina, who inspired her to embrace the change.
“It was Valentina’s request. I didn’t think about it until she brought it up,” Salma told the mag. “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. Why shouldn’t I share it with the people who have been supporting me my whole career, who have been with me since the beginning?’”