The actress told Glamour about her hopes for a boy and her struggle with diabetes during pregnancy

Por People Staff
Updated Marzo 05, 2008
Cortesía de Glamour Magazine

Salma Hayek, who appears on the new cover of Glamour magazine, is opening up about her pregnancy. The Mexican actress – who looks stunning just five months after giving birth – admits that she had hopes for a baby boy, but that she's of course happy to have little Valentina Paloma.

“I wanted a boy. I think women suffer a bit more than boys, and there is always conflict between mothers and daughters,” the 41-year-old explains. “Now that she's here, I'm so happy she's a girl. I feel I was born to have this girl,” she adds.

Hayek also shares details about the difficulties she encountered while pregnant. “I had diabetes while I was pregnant. I became huge. And I said, ‘This is what it takes for me to have this baby, and I really want it.' Then you don't know if it's going to be healthy; you are completely out of control,” she says. Fortunately, everything went well for the actress, an outcome that of course was a relief. “I just feel so fortunate to be her mother, and it makes me excited about the rest of my life, because I will get to witness her transformation every day.”