Although her and her partner, François-Henri Pinault, have called it quits, the actress' close friend Felipe Fernández del Paso, assures that Hayek is doing well

By People Staff
July 21, 2008 12:00 PM
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Despite the surprising news that Salma Hayek, 41, and the father of her daughter, French multimillionaire François-Henri Pinault, have split up, Hayek’s close friend Felipe Fernández del Paso, claims the news wasn’t as shocking as everyone thinks, and that Hayek is anything but weepy mess.

“It came as a shock to you, but not to those who know her, and my friend is not depressed,” said Fernández, director of Avenue Q in Mexico City, to the daily, El Universal. He plans on meeting up with the Frida star and her little girl, Valentina Paloma, 10 months, in Los Angeles, CA.

“They’re both very intelligent; they have a daughter together and they’ll be able to work it out,” said Fernández about the separation, which was announced last Friday by the star’s publicist.

The couple, who are parents to Valentina Paloma, met each other in 2006 and last March they announced they were together. Pinault, president of PPR SA, which owns renowned labels such as Gucci, Puma, Yves Saint Lauren, and Balenciaga, is considered one of the richest men in France.