Is it just us, or do gorgeous celebrities become even more attractive once they’re parents? The only thing better than one amazing-looking star is two in the same room, and that’s exactly what Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek treated their fans to. The duo bonded after filming The Hitman’s Bodyguard together, and have been friends ever since.
While it’s easy to be jealous of such a famous friendship, the stunning actress was not expecting to receive so much backlash from a recent photo she posted of them together.
On Thursday, Salma shared a photo of herself hanging out at Ryan Reynolds' house. In the picture, Salma is holding Ryan and Blake Lively’s 10-month-old daughter, Ines, while she cooks up something in their kitchen. Ryan can be seen in the background clapping happily.
Salma captioned the photo: “When your friends invite you for dinner and you end up doing all the work.” in English and in Spanish. It looks like these friends were having a fabulous time, but the mommy shamers came out in full force just minutes after the picture was posted.
Many parents and Instagram users couldn’t help but announce how dangerous it was for Salma to have a young baby so close to a hot stove.
"Not safe to carry a child while cooking!" one user wrote.
Noticing that Ines’ foot was resting between the handrail and the stove, another one wrote: "Did anyone notice where the baby has her foot?".
"How dangerous... You should never cook and carry a baby." one user warned.
A few people noted that the pot on the stove appeared to be empty, and that Salma was joking about cooking for her famous friends for the sake of the photo. It’s safe to assume that Ines’ mother Blake Lively was the one taking the photo as well, so there were lots of protective adults around the young child.
Not long ago, singer and mom-of-two Pink received backlash for a similar situation. She shared a photo of her cooking dinner for her little ones while her infant son Jameson was strapped to her chest. Again, many parents shamed Pink for putting her baby in danger.
Salma is a mother herself, she has a 10-year-old daughter with her husband Francois-Henri Pinault. Similarly to Pink’s situation, many fans came to defend the 50-year-old actress, telling people to mind their own business and stop mommy shaming.
Whether the actress was playing around with an empty pot and a turned off stove, or she really was cooking for her famous friends, it’s clear that Ines was in good hands. All in all, the photo is pretty cute, and it’s fun to see celebrity parents hanging out together.
What do you think of the photo?