Salma Hayek says her breasts have grown 'a lot' during menopause
Salma Hayek, 54, says pregnancy and menopause have made her boobs grow ‘many, many sizes’ and left her suffering serious back pain – as she denies rumors that she got implants
- Salma, 54, appeared on Red Table Talk today and spoke candidly about going through the change
- She said she started experiencing symptoms in her mid-40s, including mood swings and hot flashes
- But her breasts have grown ‘a lot’ — as they also did during pregnancy and periods of weight gain
- She admitted her breasts have gone up ‘many sizes’ over the years, prompting some to think she’s had an augmentation — and she ‘doesn’t blame them’
- She added that her ‘back has been really suffering from it’
Salma Hayek has vehemently denied that she has ever had breast implants, insisting that her breasts ‘just kept growing’ through pregnancy, breastfeeding, and now menopause.
The 54-year-old actress appeared on a new episode of Red Table Talk today, where she spoke candidly about menopausal symptoms she’s been experiencing for almost a decade.
In addition to mood swings and hot flashes, the star said that her breasts have grown ‘a lot’ — and they’ve grown ‘many sizes’ over the years, so much that her back is ‘suffering’ and people are convinced she’s had work done.
Older and wiser: Salma Hayek (pictured in December), 54, appeared on Red Table Talk today and spoke candidly about going through menopause
Bigger: In addition to mood swings and hot flashes, the star said that her breasts have grown ‘a lot’ — and they’ve grown ‘many sizes’ over the years, so much that her back is ‘suffering’
Opening up: She said she started experiencing symptoms in her mid-40s
Salma spoke to Red Table Talk hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, 49, Willow Smith, 20, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, 67, about going through the change.
‘I’ll tell you what they don’t tell you. The boobs grow — a lot,’ she said.
‘For some women they get smaller. But there are some women that when you gain weight, your boobs grow, and other women that when you have children and you breastfeed your boobs grow and they don’t go back down, and then in some of the cases when you are in menopause, they grow again.
‘And I just happen to be one of those women that it happened in every, single step! When I gain weight, when I got pregnant, and when I am in menopause.’
She explained that because her breasts have grown over the course of her career, there has been speculation that she got implants — which isn’t the case.
‘A lot of people said that I had breast augmentation. I don’t blame them! My boobs were smaller! So was the rest of my body,’ she said.
‘But they have just kept growing. Many, many sizes. And my back has been really suffering from it. And not a lot of people talk about this.’
Salma said she first started experiencing menopausal symptoms in her mid-40s, and was given a questionnaire on the subject.
‘The questions were terrifying,’ she recalled. ‘They were asking me things like, “Are your ears growing and there’s hair growing out of them? Are you growing a mustache and a beard? Are you easily irritable? Are you crying for no reason? Are you gaining a lot of weight really fast that doesn’t go away no matter what you do? Are you shrinking?” And then they ask you, “Is your vagina dry?”
But, she joked, it doesn’t matter if all of those unpleasant things are true, because ‘nobody’s coming near you at night.’
She’s had mood swings and hot flashes, but tries to remain positive.
‘I have gone through those periods, I still kind of am, but you got to kind of notice those moments and take a deep breath and kind of say, “Okay, it’ll pass. You got to hold it together.” And also the hot flashes aren’t fun,’ she said.
She said that her breasts grew while she was pregnant with her 13-year-old daughter Valentina, pictured in 2017
‘I just happen to be one of those women that it happened in every, single step! When I gain weight, when I got pregnant, and when I am in menopause,’ Salma (seen in January) said
But Salma argued against the idea that women are less valuable once they reach that stage in life.
‘There’s no expiration dates for women. That has to go. Because you can kick a** at any age. You can hold your own at any age, you can dream at any age, you can be romantic at age,’ she said.
‘We have the right to be loved for who we are at the place that we are. We’re not just here to make babies, we’re not just here to baby the men. We’re not just here to service everything and everyone around us and then when the kids go away.
‘It’s almost like expiration date for the eggs, that means expiration date for you as a woman. It’s a misunderstanding that has been going around for centuries.’
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