Salma Hayek says waiting to have a baby made her a better mother.
The 42-year-old actress – who has an 18-month-old daughter Valentina with
husband Francois-Henri Pinault – thinks her life experience has better prepared her for parenthood.
“I thought I was going to need help getting pregnant, and I
“I feel that I’ve done enough things in life where I can appreciate the time
I spend with her as my number one priority and not feel I’m missing out on
something. I feel I’m a lot more patient.
“I’m a more fulfilled human being now, and I probably wouldn’t have been 10
years ago. She gets a better mother for being born now.”
Did I just write that Salma is 42 years old?
Salma also revealed that is was Paul Bettany who told her to see a doctor to check for gestational diabetes after she kept having unusual cravings.
She explained to WebMD magazine:
“I was nauseous for the whole nine months,
and the only thing I craved was fruit – cold mango, watermelon. And then
later on, I was saying that I didn’t know why I was getting so big. Paul
Bettany said something about too much fruit and gestational diabetes, and I
thought, ‘What does he know?’ ”
Thank goodness for that!
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