Salma Hayek, an actress, faced backlash over her marriage to François-Henri Pinault, a multibillionaire businessman, earlier this year. She was accused of getting married for financial gain, but the Like A Boss singer dispelled the unkind remarks about her and her husband.
“You know the thing is that in pictures you cannot begin to guess the magic in him,” she told host Dax Shepard on his podcast, Armchair Expert. “He’s made me become a much better person, and grow in such a good, healthy way.”
The power couple married in 2009, and 15 years later, Hayek says they are still “strong in love.” So who is Salma Hayek’s husband? For starters, he’s a major figure in the fashion world and represents a few brands you’ve definitely heard of. Read on for nine things you need to know about François-Henri Pinault.
His Family Owns a Luxury Fashion Empire
When Pinault was a little child, his father, François, established a company called Pinault that sold building supplies and lumber. The business acquired a 42 percent share in the Gucci Group in 1999.
The company eventually changed its name to luxury goods conglomerate Kering, which today owns well-known premium labels like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and Alexander McQueen.