From the Oprah interview:
I thought I was going to have to work really hard at getting pregnant because of my age, but then I just got pregnant. After I got pregnant, I don't know why, [but] the [ceremony] part of it is not necessary because we have such a huge commitment for each other. I don't know that we have to go through the rituals.
[Men] have to work every day to continue to keep you wanting to marry them. They have to work at it a little bit, so it's sort of sexy. I know people, once they get married, something happens, and I don't know what it is, but something happens, and then they are not as in love with each other.
Every time he comes, it's an event. And every time I go, it's the same and it's so romantic and it's so exciting. And the time we spend together, it's 100 percent quality time. And then the time we're not together, I have 100 percent quality time to my baby, to myself, to my career.
So for us, it works. Now, it's not an open marriage. Nobody think this is too modern and don't get the wrong idea; the level of commitment is exactly the same.
So not surprisingly, their reps are saying that the engagement is ovah.
Salma Hayek and French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault — the father of her daughter Valentina — have called off their engagement.
"We are sad to announce the engagement of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault has been canceled," Hayek's rep said in a statement to USA Today. "There will be no further comment."
Hayek, 41, told the April issue of Glamour that she didn't feel the "need" to get married. "Do I think we are going to get married? Probably. Will it make a difference? I hope not," she said.
"You want to grow old with someone, you want to have a partner and to have children — we have all those things," Hayek added. "Some people need the commitment. Maybe we'll just make the party!"
The two kept their relationship low-key since meeting in Venice in May 2006. They revealed they were expecting around the same time they announced their engagement last March. Valentina was born last September.
Initially, Hayek said she "wanted a boy." "Probably because I was afraid," she told Glamour. "I think women suffer a bit more than boys, and there is always conflict between mothers and daughters."
"Now that she's here, I'm so happy she's a girl," Hayek said. "And I can't imagine there ever being conflict between us, because I'm in a state of innocence where I love everything she does." [Us Magazine]