Francois-Henri Pinault surprised Salma Hayek with a vow renewal on a tropical island

Do you think you’re built to be a trophy wife? I go back and forth on whether I could handle it. I think I would enjoy the stability of “being taken care of” by an older man who has been around the block. But I also know that I prize my independence and doing whatever the hell I want all the time. Salma Hayek is not like that though – she ended up with a billionaire and never looked back. She got together with Francois-Henri Pinault circa 2006-07. They welcomed their daughter Valentina together, and Francois and Salma were married in 2009. They’ve been pretty happy ever since, because sh-t, she married a billionaire. They have homes all over the world, they travel all the time, and they’re living the good life. Well, nine years after their wedding, Francois “surprised” Salma with a vow renewal. Hm…

Salma Hayek is one lucky woman. She revealed the sweet and romantic surprise her husband organized for her while on vacation by the beach. In a series of photos shared on Instagram, the producer shared the adorable photos of herself and husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, renewing their vows in an intimate ceremony, with their daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault as a witness. “The summer is coming to an end and my best moment was when my husband surprised me with a vow renewal,” the 51-year-old gushed.

Clad in a red casual dress, the actress joked, “it was not what I would have chosen to wear to my wedding but I was told I was going to the spa!” And while the Mexico native would’ve liked a mariachi band to perform, her husband got the next best thing. “There were no mariachi band on the island but my husband found this one man band,” she shared.

[From E! News]

A surprise vow renewal after nine years of marriage… sketchy or fine? Romantic or suspicious? Or all of the above? Salma always talks up Francois as a total romantic who adores her and respects her and whatever. But I do wonder. Nothing says “guilty conscience” like a surprising romantic gesture, at least to me. That’s probably why I’m not built to be a Trophy Wife. I would be side-eyeing Francois and yelling “WHAT DID YOU DO?”

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  1. Pandy says:

    Isn’t it awful that our first thoughts are waiting for a bomb to.drop?

  2. Veronica S. says:

    Salma is more what I call “trophy wife lite.” He has more economic power, but she was rich coming into the marriage and still works. Balances the scales a little more. *shrugs* She had enough money to marry whoever she wanted, so I assume there must personal affection there.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Not just you Kaiser, my 1st thought as well was, ‘Oh, he messed up’. But Selma came from money so that is why her adjustment to her money marriage has been fine.

    And Selma looks spectacular in those photos.

  4. harla says:

    My husband is much older than me and is a total sentimental, romantic sap and I love it! Before we got together he dated lots and lots of women and will easily confess to having been a total dog in his younger days but according to him my kids and I are the best things that ever happened to him and he’ll tell that to anyone who listens. So, yeah I can see Salma’s husband totally adoring her and wanting to make a big romantic gesture.

  5. Mitzy says:

    What did you do *insert Linda Evangalista type child scenario*

    • Snappyfish says:

      @mitzy I went there too!! I remember how he was all “we just met and just begun to date and she ends up pregnant”

  6. HK9 says:

    Is it me, or do a lot of these vow renewals precede divorce or indicate trouble in the relationship?? Let me tell you something, if my man came to me with a vow renewal and it wasn’t our 25 anniversary I’d hire a private investigator.

  7. Jenns says:

    I’m not hot enough to be a trophy wife, but too answer your question–hell yes I could be a trophy wife. In fact, I would only marry for money. Because I view marriage as a contract agreement and nothing else. And if I’m going to enter into a potential life-long contract, then it better be worth if. I’m such a romantic.

    Anyway, as for these two, I’ve always had a raised eyebrow since the paternity scandal with Linda Evangelista.

  8. adastraperaspera says:

    Salma is so gorgeous! And if something is brewing, I’m sure she has a handle on it.

  9. AG-UK says:

    All I can think of when I see them a friend who is in fashion said he wanted Nicole Kidman maybe it wasn’t her but someone of that caliber but ended up with Salma.

    • Tiffany says:

      That makes a ton of sense. There was at least one break up period between these two that we knew about, And Linda’s pregnancy shows that they had another one.

      And Kidman during that time came off an engagement to Lenny Kravitz and then went on to Urban. Nicole is exactly where she wants to be be. Smart woman.

  10. Toc says:

    Well, I think she still does what she wants and gets the goods of having a rich husband. I think her career was already on a small speed when they got married. We ordinary people are cheated all the time by poor/middle class men and don’t get this big romantic gestures or romantic gestures at all. Maybe a fake apology and some flowers and a dinner? And that’s it. If that is the case with them, she is still the one enjoying the confort and not having to strugle to take care of the future of their daughter and if a divorce happens, for sure there is some money for her on it. She will be fine in all scenarios.

  11. RBC says:

    At first glance, I thought that was Daniel Craig and he is looking really rough

    • Juls says:

      Me too! I could totally squint and pretend he’s Daniel Craig.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Yeah, he’s definitely not aging as well as some. I was a little surprised to see he was only five years older than her. But then, most men don’t feel the pressure to maintain the way women do, especially he’s not in an industry that prizes youth the way she is. Botox, face lifts, complex skin regimes, makeup, etc. are essentially requirements for women of Salma’s age and profession.

  12. Juls says:

    Or…….maybe he is deeply in love with her and is just being romantic. It doesn’t mean he did something scandalous. These men do actually exist outside of fantasy. I could be totally wrong in this case. if my husband planned something like this for me, I would be stoked and not jump to conclusions that he must have cheated. But my husband is the romantic doting type. I think it’s a sweet gesture.

  13. Theresa says:

    It was witnessed by both daughters – the older one is Mathilde. For his position in the fashion world, he is ultra casual.

  14. Chaine says:

    If my hubs was a billionaire and surprised me with vow renewal on a tropical island I would be like, “You’re rich bitch, who cares about vow renewal, you better have purchased this tropical island for me.”

  15. mazzie says:

    He’s a bit like a melted Daniel Craig.

  16. Egla says:

    WHAT DID HE DOOO??? Joking aside my bf knows I like one kind of chocolate but often buys the wrong ones because he is stupid. Once in a while he buys the right one in bulk. And each time he stands there and waits. When I don’t say anything he is the first to say: I didn’t do anything I swear. And while I stuff my face with chocolate I say to him: Whatever you did it will come out and besides God is watching you. No but really he almost never gets it right and when he does hmmmmm

  17. Ange says:

    Maybe it’s an apology for all those clothes his company gives her to wear.