Salma Hayek opens up about how menopause has caused her breasts to grow significantly

The 54-year-old star of the Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard was not expecting bigger boobs as part of the menopause package.

In an intimate conversation with host of The Red Table, Jada Pinkett Smith, the Mexican-American actress, Salma Hayek, said she has been experiencing back pains from the sheer size of her breasts.

The actress said she was well aware of the common signs—hot flashes and mood swings, mainly—to look out for as she approached menopause, but nothing prepared her for how big her breasts have become.

'I didn’t see it coming'

She talked of how doctors kept checking in with her to ask if she was ‘easily irritable’ or crying for no reason, but none of them told her to expect this major change in the size of her mammary glands.

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!

No plastic surgery

Hayek, who is playing Giuseppina in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, said the change is so obvious people around her have started asking if she had gone under the knife.

A lot of people said that I had breast augmentation; I don't blame them! My boobs were smaller (before)! So was the rest of my body.

She also admitted to struggling to shed some excess pounds for the movie in which she played the clairvoyant Pina Auriemma.

Apart from the shocking increase in breast size, Hayek said she has been experiencing the more common symptoms of menopause.

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, 'OK, it'll pass. You got to hold it together...And the hot flashes aren't fun.

But, she disclosed that she is coming to terms with her changing body and hopes more people would talk openly about menopause and what to expect.

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