Salma Hayek celebrates 51st birthday with emotional tribute to late grandma and fan gratitude

It’s hard to believe that Hollywood beauty Salma Hayek turned 51 on Saturday, September 2. The gorgeous actress marked her special day with a series of Instagram posts, most of which thanked her fan pages for their continued support. However, the most recent one was more emotional, paying respect to the talent’s late grandmother in a heartfelt video homage.

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“What a better present that given [sp] me back my grandmother that I love so much for a few seconds,” Salma wrote on Instagram along with the touching video montage, which included photos and videos of her beloved grandma. “You made me cried [sp], you are a genius! Thank you!” The gratitude was addressed to Salma’s good friend, Yolanda Andrade, an actress famous in Mexico.

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Yolanda created the beautiful clip for Salma’s birthday using home videos and family photos. “Happy birthday, Salma,” she wrote as a title graphic to preface the sweet video. “I adore you! This exceptional serenade is for you. Love, Yolanda.”

salmahayekbirthday-2-700x700VIEW GALLERY Salma Hayek thanked her fans for the love on her 51st birthday Photo: Instagram/@salmahayek

Salma was clearly feeling grateful on her celebratory day, also sharing posts of gratitude for some of her fans. “You always make me feel so special. Gracias!” the Beatriz at Dinner star wrote to the Salma Hayek Official fan page along with a birthday graphic they created just for her. She also thanked the account in another post, writing: “Mary, I think you are going to end up being a graphic designer. This is lovely! Thank you.”

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salmahayekbirthday-1-700x700VIEW GALLERY Salma Hayek praised her followers for their support Photo: Instragram/@salmahayek

The Oscar-nominee didn’t stop there. Right before her beautiful grandmother tribute, she posted a video created by the Salma Hayek Mexico fan account. “Thank you so much for all the love and hard work you put into @salmahayekmx Love you girl!” the star kindly wrote along with a montage that showed some of her most fun moments.

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