Josh Lucas reckons Selma Hayek's dog days will help with motherhood

'She will be doting and loving,' predicts ex

Salma Hayek's ex-boyfriend claims she'll be a great mother - because she's so good with her dogs.

Sweet Home Alabama actor Josh Lucas says the Ugly Betty producer - who gave birth to a baby girl, Valentina, last week - will have no trouble adjusting to motherhood because of the practice she has had with her pets.

He said: "She will be a doting and loving mother. The way she is with her dogs, I can't even imagine what she'll be like with her kid."

Josh, who split from Salma in 2004 after dating for a year, is thrilled for his ex-girlfriend and learnt the happy news after Salma texted him.

He added to People magazine: "I got a text from her the other night, saying, '7lbs 7oz and everyone is healthy and happy.'

"For someone you care about and love as much as I love her, I was just so happy for her."

Salma and her businessman fiance François Henri Pinault welcomed daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault into the world on Friday (21.09.07).

Salma's publicist Cari Ross said: "Mother and daughter are doing well."

No other information about the birth has been released.
Valentina is Salma's first child, while Pinault has two children from a previous marriage that ended in 2004.

Salma, 41, was secretly dating the wealthy Frenchman - who is the chief executive of PPR, the company that owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent and a series of other French retail chains - before she announced her engagement and confirmed she was expecting his baby in March.

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