Salma Hayek's daughter, Valentina, recently hit a new milestone, and the actress made sure she celebrated Valentina in a special way. Salma became a proud mom of one after she and her French billionaire husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, welcomed their daughter in 2007. For Valentina's 16th birthday, Hayek made a heartwarming Instagram post by sharing a throwback photo and video of the teenager over the years. “Today my baby turns 16 and my heart is bursting with love, pride, and gratitude for the day you were born,” Hayek wrote. “Keep shining your beautiful light shamelessly, my lovely girl, even if it blinds the fools.” Salma Hayek made a birthday post to her daughter View this post on Instagram A post shared by Salma Hayek Pinault (@salmahayek) “For those of us fortunate enough to have you in our lives, thank you for making us stronger with your courage. For filling our lives with laughter and joy with your wicked wit," the proud mom added. "For challenging us to grow with your depth. And for inspiring us with your soulfulness every day.” RELATED: Salma Hayek Is “Happy To Be Alive” As She Celebrates Her 57th Birthday With Beach Photoshoot The actress concluded the post with a few touching words for the birthday celebrant herself. "May this be the sweetest year yet! ♥️” Hayek wrote, wishing Valentina a happy birthday. Hayek and Valentina have a strong relationship Hayek has shown the world that she is a loving mom, and she doesn't hesitate to spend quality time with her daughter, Valentina. Early this year, the mother-daughter duo were spotted at Gucci's Milan Fashion Show in Italy. Instagram Also, during the 2023 Oscars Awards ceremony that was held in March, Valentina was seen looking stunning alongside her mother. Valentina's throwback picture is also proof that Hayek has consistently been a supportive and proud mother to the teenager over the years, thus maintaining a strong bond. Fans react to the birthday post The actress's fans have nothing but sweet words for young Valentina, while some other fans have also praised the 57-year-old for doing a great job raising the young damsel. "Happy Birthday 🎂 to Valentina. Beautiful girl who came into the world to give them such a beautiful smile," a fan wrote. "God bless you Valentina. And congratulations to your parents too for giving the best example of humility and beautiful human being." Instagram "Happy happy birthday, beautiful Valentina. 16 already. God bless!" another fan commented. A user also expressed their disbelief about how fast Valentina has aged. "16! It feels like yesterday when she was born! Happy beautiful sweet 16 Valentina!!!" another fan commented.