Salma Hayek, Natalie Portman… These American stars married to Frenchmen

These American stars married Frenchmen. photo credit: Instagram screenshot

Certain foreign celebrities have settled in France, not for the gastronomy, the French lifestyle or even for the museums… but because they have found true love. This is the case with Salma Hayek married to François-Henri Pinault since 2009, Nathalie Portman married to Benjamin Millepied since 2012, or Lisa Kudrow married to businessman Michel Stern since 1995. Spotlight on these French love stories.

Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault: The Hollywood actress and the French billionaire

The couple met in 2006 during the inauguration of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice. The billionaire has been single since his 2004 divorce from the mother of his first two children. Salma Hayek, who stayed in Rome with Penélope Cruz for the film


, are among the guests. She is welcomed by François-Henri Pinault himself. They sympathize and decide to meet again. This meeting marks the beginning of their great love story. Soon after, they move together in Paris. And on September 21, 2007, they welcome a little girl named Valentina (the actress’ first child).

At 14, Valentina Pinault, the heiress, starts her career in her mother’s footsteps

Valentina Paloma Pinault is discreet, even though she grew up in the limelight. She comes from a dual culture (Mexican from her mother and French from her father) and is fluent in Spanish, French and English. At 14, she started her modeling career by posing in a duet with her mother in one of

Vogue Mexico


Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault married on February 14, 2009 at the Town Hall in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The wedding ceremony took place without pomp. “I want a love marriage with my friends, family and fun. I think spending millions on a wedding is ridiculous and it was never my dream,” the actress told the magazine.



After several years in Paris, the family moved to London. The couple renewed their vows in 2018 in Bora Bora and flooded social networks with pictures of their happiness. This is called a story that lasts. No offense to the detractors who accused the actress of marrying for fortune

The Pinault family (3rd French fortune:

35.3 billion euros


Lisa Kudrow married for 26 years to a Frenchman

Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern (a French publicist) have been married since 1995. 26 years later, they still seem to be in love. The actress reportedly said “That’s it, he’s there” (the man in her life) during her meeting with the Frenchman. She speaks perfect French. They have a son, Julian Murray, born in 1998.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: love at first sight on the set of Black Swan

The dance caused their meeting during the filming of

black swan

, in 2009. For 13 years, the American actress Natalie Portman and the French star dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied have been a very secretive couple. Their romance was born during these many months of rehearsals to allow Nathalie Portman to embody the White Swan and the Black Swan in Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet on screen.

Swan lake

. Natalie Portman receives an Oscar for this role, and then pregnant with their first child. Their son, Aleph, was born in June 2011. They married in 2012 in Los Angeles.

The couple lived for 2 years in Paris (between 2014 and 2016) when Benjamin was promoted to Dance Director at the helm of the Paris Opera Ballet. They did not want to stay in Paris as the actress had learned French. In fact, after a few months of living in Paris, she explains that she had a lot of trouble adapting … to Parisians. “I didn’t realize that I had gotten used to the rigidity of the French until I came back here,” the actress says of the family’s move to Los Angeles. They welcomed their second child, Amalia, there in 2017.

Matt Pokora and Christina Milian, a French-American couple in love with singing

The couple dreams. After 3 years of relationship and 3 children (of which 2 together), Christina Milian and M Pokora said yes on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the town hall in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. They were looking forward to this event after having to postpone it several times due to Covid-19.

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