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March 12, 2021

Salma Hayek Posts Throwback Photo with Penelope Cruz & Jokes about Wanting the Pandemic to End

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Salma Hayek joked about wanting the COVID-19 pandemic to end, sharing a heartwarming throwback photo of her and close pal Penelope Cruz dressed in fashionable clothes and raising their hands.

Like many of us, Salma Hayek is done with the COVID-19 pandemic and is eager to reunite with her friends. Yesterday, the actress took to Instagram to express her desire for things to return to normal with an image featuring Penelope Cruz.

In the exciting throwback picture, the renowned actresses donned fashionable pieces. Hayek flaunted her ample cleavage wearing an orange outfit with a low-cut neckline. Her voluminous curls sweetly framed her face.

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Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz at "Bandidas" Paris Premiere on January 10, 2006 | Photo: Getty Images

Cruz opted for a strapless white vintage dress, with her hair packed to the back and adorned with silver clips. The ladies both raised their left arms and stared into each other’s eyes with a wide grin on their faces. Hayek gushed in the caption:

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“Who wants Covid-19 to be over. Me!!!! Me!!!”

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This isn’t the first time the “Frida” actress has proudly flaunted the tight bond she shares with Cruz. In February, Hayek uploaded a selfie of her and Cruz as they met up amid the ongoing pandemic.

During the 92nd Academy Awards, the award-winning duo reunited on the red carpet, and it was quite an emotional moment.

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The famous women kept safe, wearing matching blue masks and black coats to stay warm as they snuggled close to each other, posing side-by-side with their faces resting on one another. 

The actresses took their twinning to another level with a filter that made their eyes blue and their hair brown. In the accompanying caption, the “Grown Ups” star confessed that she missed seeing her friends out of the screens.

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Per reports, the heartwarming photo was taken after Hayek returned to London following a long tropical getaway vacation with her family. Over the years, Hayek and Cruz’s genuine friendship has often stolen the spotlight.

In February 2020, during the 92nd Academy Awards, the award-winning duo reunited on the red carpet, and it was quite an emotional moment. While the crowd and photographers watched, Hayek and Cruz hugged each other tightly.

Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek at a screening of "Don't Move" on March 13, 2005 | Photo: Getty Images

The duo caught up briefly before entering the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to present their different awards, but that didn’t stop the fun. In a social media upload, Hayek showed them sharing a meal backstage at the afterparty.

With more than 20 years of friendship, Hayek and Cruz have been with each other through different phases of their lives. The pals who

call themselves “huevos,”

 which means “eggs,” are undoubtedly the ultimate friendship goals.

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