How Salma Hayek keeps her kids ‘humble’ at Christmas

Here’s an unusual parenting dilemma: You’re worth hundreds of millions and you want to give your kids a blowout Christmas — but you don’t want to spoil them.

Ho ho how? Salma Hayek has the answer.

“My kids are humble. I don’t know how I did it but I think that what was great is that they have a big spectrum of things,” Hayek, who is married to fashion billionaire François-Henri Pinault, told Page Six.

“So for Christmas I like them to open millions of presents but some of them are very small and meaningful, some of them are very silly and playful and then they get one or two really nice ones.”

Pinault is the CEO of the luxury fashion group Kering, home to brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga.

Meanwhile, the 56-year-old beauty says that, despite Hollywood’s obsession with youth, she doesn’t compete with every new ingénue.

“Girl, I am too busy to compare or compete with these other women,” she told us at the launch of the new issue of DuJour magazine, which features her on the cover. “I have four kids and thirty animals, so I just do my thing.”

She adds, “So I don’t look at other women in this industry. I just got to keep up with myself and that’s a big task and that’s all I focus on.”

The “Frida” star appeared at the bash to celebrate the issue, which marks the magazine’s 10th anniversary, at the The Venue in New York City. She appeared on stage with DuJour founder Jason Binn.

Salma Hayek posing on stage with CEO Jason Binn at DuJour cover magazine party.
Salma Hayek says she has no time to compare herself to other women in Hollywood.

Salma Hayek says she has no time to compare herself to other women in Hollywood.


The Mexican femme fatale has replaced original star Thandie Newton in the third installment of the “Magic Mike” stripper movie franchise, and will co-star with Channing Tatum in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” in Feb.

Salam Hayek smiling at ceremony dressed in black.
The 56-year-old mother of four will star in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance.”
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Cuban Gooding Jr., Ari Melber and Jonathan Cheban were also there.

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