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Salma Hayek's relationship with billionaire mother-in-law revealed: inside their lavish family life

The House of Gucci actress is married to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault

François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek Pinault attend the Kering Foundation Second Annual Caring For Women Dinner at The Pool on September 12, 2023 in New York City
Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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When the holidays roll around, Salma Hayek has a big family to celebrate with – and a luxurious one at that!

Since 2009, the Frida actress has been married to French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, whose family founded Kering, a luxury conglomerate that owns major brands such as Gucci, Bottega Vente,a Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Balenciaga, Yves Saint, Laurent, and more.

It was François-Henri's father, François Pinault, who launched the business in 1963, and today it has a reported $76 billion valuation.

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Though Salma doesn't always give insight into her French – and billionaire – side of the family, during a recent conversation with People about her new holiday movie, El Sabor de la Navidad (The Taste of Christmas), she opened up about what the holidays look like for her.

"We love Christmas in my family," she said, adding: "We love going to buy the decorations and the little treats and we make it original and special."

Salma, who was born in Mexico, then said: "I have some new traditions and some old ones because when you get married you have two families."

François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek, both wearing Gucci, attend the 2022 LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for LACMA)© Getty
Salma and her husband have been married for 14 years

She explained: "We do one Christmas with my Mexican family, and one Christmas with my French family," before revealing: "And my mother-in-law is the most splendid person when it comes to good taste and organizing dinners and making them cute."

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Salma's husband's mother is Louise Gautier, who François, 87, was married to from 1962 to 1967. He has been married to Maryvonne Pinault (née Campbell,) who Salma has been previously photographed with, since 1970.

Salma Hayek and Maryvonne Pinault attend the Stella McCartney show during PFW on October 3, 2016 in Paris, France© Getty
The actress and Maryvonne during PFW in 2016

Also in attendance at some of Salma's holiday dinners? None other than Linda Evangelista, who shares her 16-year-old son Augustin with François-Henri.

Back in August, Linda recalled to Vogue Salma's act of kindness when she fell sick right before Thanksgiving, revealing: "I had told her that I wasn't going to have Thanksgiving; I wasn't feeling well. And she said, 'Oh yes you are. I am coming.' And poof, she was here."

CEO of Kering Group, François-Henri Pinault, Maryvonne Pinault, Salma Hayek and François Pinault attend the "Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Modern Art Foundation" Opening Night on May 19, 2021 in Paris, France© Getty
Salma with her husband and in-laws for the family's art collection exhibit at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris

She added: "She asked what I wanted, it was a very eclectic wish list," and shared: "I wanted her Mexican chicken with truffled potatoes. And she spent the day in the kitchen and cooked it herself. No help. The kids helped her at the end. She made a feast – a beautiful, beautiful meal."

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Salma Hayek, Valentina Paloma Pinault and Maryvonne Pinault attend the Don Quichotte Ballet at Opera Bastille on December 09, 2012 in Paris, France© Getty
The star, her mother-in-law, and Salma's daughter Valentina in 2012

Of the special gesture, Salma now told People: "It was a pleasure cooking for Linda. She's family too."

Salma is an avid cook, and she told the outlet: "Even though I have the possibility maybe not to cook, we say, 'Oh no, we're so tired. Yes, let someone else cook it.' And we can't help ourselves. We're in that kitchen three days before."

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