Salma Hayek Chooses Motherhood over the Moon

Salma Hayek

Courtesy InStyle

updated 05/17/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 05/18/2010 AT 9:55 AM ET

Salma Hayek used to dream of traveling to space. Now, the actress and would-be astronaut has decided her daughter is the final frontier.

“I reserved my place with the Virgin [Galactic] expedition. And then I got pregnant. And now I’m a mother. So, I’m not going to go,” Hayek, 43, tells InStyle in its June issue.

In fact, anything risky is off the radar now that she has Valentina, her 2-year-old daughter with fashion tycoon Francois-Henry Pinault. “I love scuba diving and used to dive where the sharks were, and now? No more sharks,” she says. “Everything becomes about the baby. You are in second position, or third.”

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