Name: Valentina Paloma Pinault
Date of Birth: September 21, 2007
Parents: Salma Hayek & François-Henri Pinault
Siblings: François, Mathilde, & Augustin, 6
♥ Valentina was born in Los Angeles, Calif. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
♥ She weighed 7 lbs & 7 oz at birth
♥ According to François, Salma’s pregnancy was difficult (she almost lost the baby and had numerous other health scares) and up until May 2007, the couple were told Valentina would be born with Down syndrome
♥ She began preschool classes when she was 3 years old
“I make an effort to be laid back and often I want to give her space, and then I catch myself doing things.” Salma reveals. “In Paris I had a birthday party with a piñata with kids, who were Mexican, they were boys and they were older. She was really concerned she wouldn’t be able to take a candy when the piñata broke. I said, ‘Don’t worry’. When the piñata broke, she couldn’t get in, I was pushing them, trying to get in. And then I caught myself and I thought, ‘I’ve turned into one of those mothers!’ I moved away. I think I’m a bit of both. I think we all are.” – mama Salma on her parenting style.
“She’s into the gymnastics because of the Olympics. It’s amazing how she points her toes, like a little bird or something. She’s doing it every day.” – Salma on her daughter.