Stars Hit Venice for Hayek Wedding

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2009 6:13 PM CDT
Mexican actress Salma Hayek, foreground, leaves "La Fenice" theater with her husband, French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, background, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, April 25, 2009.   (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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(Newser) – Salma Hayek married her hubby today for the second time at a star-packed ceremony in Venice, People reports. Having signed their papers on Valentine's Day in Paris, Hayek and French billionaire François-Henri Pinault said their vows at the La Fenice opera house. Penelope Cruz, Edward Norton, and former French President Jaques Chirac were among 150 friends and family in attendance.

Celebrants kicked off the weekend with a masked ball at a 15-century Venetian palace that Pinault's father has leased from the city. "I think a wedding is about love, friends, family and fun," Hayek said.