Salma Hayek's daughter is her 'greatest teacher'

Updated: 22 September, 2020 08:04 IST | IANS | Los Angeles

Salma Hayek was 41 when she gave birth to Valentina and doesn't regret being an older mom.

Pic courtesy/Salma Hayek's Instagram account
Pic courtesy/Salma Hayek's Instagram account

Actress Salma Hayek says her daughter Valentina came into her life as her greatest teacher and joy. Hayek marked her daughter's 13th birthday by sharing a photo of herself along with Valentina as a baby on Instagram.

"Valentina, I never wished for someone to exist as much as I wished for you to come into my life. Thank you for showing up thirteen years ago on a day like today, "Peace Day", to illuminate our lives. You are my greatest teacher, my greatest joy and my greatest hope. I loved you before you were born and I'll love you forever. Happy birthday, my shining star," Salma wrote.

 
 
 
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Valentina, I never wished for someone to exist as much as I wished for you to come into my life. Thank you for showing up thirteen years ago on a day like today, “Peace Day”, to illuminate our lives. You are my greatest teacher, my greatest joy and my greatest hope. I loved you before you were born and I’ll love you forever. Happy birthday, my shining star. 💫✨🌟 â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ Valentina nunca deseé tanto la existencia de alguien como deseé que tu vinieras a mi vida. Gracias por haber llegado hace trece años en un día como este, “El Día de la Paz”, a iluminar nuestras vidas. Tu eres mi más grande maestra, mi más grande alegria y mi más grande esperanza. Te amé antes que nacieras y te amare por siempre. Felicidades mi estrella brillante. 💫✨🌟 â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ #internationaldayofpeace

A post shared by Salma Hayek Pinault (@salmahayek) onSep 21, 2020 at 6:24am PDT

The actress had confirmed her engagement to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault as well as her pregnancy in March 2007. She gave birth to daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault in Los Angeles and got married to Francois-Henri on Valentine's Day 2009 in Paris.

Salma was 41 when she gave birth to Valentina and doesn't regret being an older mom. "I'm glad I didn't have her earlier. I'm a better person because I got to do a lot of things that were important to me first," she told The Telegraph in an interview.

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First Published: 22 September, 2020 06:05 IST

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