Top Stories

Salma Hayek Says Her Breasts Got Bigger During Menopause & Gave Her Back Issues

Salma Hayek Says Her Breasts Got Bigger During Menopause & Gave Her Back Issues

Salma Hayek is getting candid about menopause.

The 54-year-old actress made an appearance on Red Table Talk on Wednesday (June 23) and discussed aging, motherhood and her career in the entertainment industry.

Click inside to read more…

Salma explained that when she first went the doctor during the early stages of menopause, she was shocked by the potential symptoms they told her about.

“The questions were terrifying,” she said. “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?’”

However, there was one unexpected symptom that she experienced that her doctors didn’t bring up with her.

“The boobs grow a lot,” Salma 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 where it happened in every, single step!”

The actress also added that people thought she had undergone plastic surgery due to the changes to her body.

“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 also brought up the mood swings and hot flashes she’s experienced as she’s gotten older.

“I have gone through those periods, I still kind of am, but you got to notice those moments and take a deep breath and kind of say, ‘Okay, it’ll pass. You got to hold it together,’ ” she said. “And the hot flashes aren’t fun.”

“There’s no expiration dates for women. That has to go,” she continued. “Because you can kick ass at any age. You can hold your own at any age, you can dream at any age, you can be romantic at age. 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 man. 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 you as a woman. It’s a misunderstanding that has been going around for centuries.”

During her episode on Red Table Talk, Salma also revealed why she lost out on the role of Trinity in The Matrix.

Just Jared on Facebook
salma hayek on surprising effect of menopause 01
salma hayek on surprising effect of menopause 02
salma hayek on surprising effect of menopause 03
salma hayek on surprising effect of menopause 04
salma hayek on surprising effect of menopause 05

Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: Salma Hayek

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private: JJ Links Around The Web
Getty Images
  • Charli D'Amelio's Hulu series gets a premiere date - Just Jared Jr
  • Check out the trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda's new Netflix movie - Just Jared Jr
  • Sophie Turner's new HBO Max series is out now - Just Jared Jr
  • These Mad Men co-stars have reunited - Just Jared Jr