I didn`t think marriage worked: Salma Hayek

Updated: Sep 26, 2012, 16:07 PM IST

New York: Actress Salma Hayek, who is happily married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, didn`t believe that marriage could ever be a blissful institution.

"I didn`t think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable - that it was something they just put up with for their children," Hayek told More magazine.

But ever since she tied the knot with Pinault in 2009, the 46-year-old actress`s views about marriage have changed, reports people.com.

"I have a master of decision-making helping me out, so of course my life and my career are better," she said.

"I really enjoy having somebody that I can be weak with. If I`m insecure or afraid, I can talk about it, and he`ll give me strength and courage. With us, there`s no power struggle. I don`t mind doing things for him because he does so much for me, and he feels the same way," she added.