Why date handsome “Fight Club” star Edward Norton when you could have a twice-divorced middle-aged, casino owner who boasts about assaulting women?
Those may have been Salma Hayek’s choices when Donald Trump allegedly put the moves on the Mexican movie star, who dated Norton from 1999-2003.
“On, Friday’s “The Daily Show,” Hayek expounded on a story she’d touched on in the past, regarding an instant in which Trump allegedly tried to get her to cheat on her boyfriend with him.
As Hayek’s story goes, Trump approached her and the “boyfriend” she doesn’t name while at a party and befriended them both. Then, she said, a short time later, he began asking her out privately.
“Initially, Hayek said The Donald was friendly. But after getting both her and her boyfriend’s phone numbers and inviting them to stay in one of his hotels, Hayak said that Trump — who has repeatedly insulted Mexicans — started phoning her for a date, despite knowing that she was taken.
“He’s not big enough for you,” Hayek claimed the Donald told her. “You have to go out with me.” “Fight Club” hit theaters in 1999 and Norton was then at his hottest — in every way.
At the time, Norton and Hayek would’ve been in their early 30s. Trump, who turns 71 on Wednesday, would’ve been in his mid-50s. But Trump, who divorced Marla Maples in 1999 and married Melania Knauss in 2005, would have been between wives at the time. If Hayak’s story is true, it wouldn’t technically have been a total scumbag move by Trump.
According to Hayek, who hasn’t said when this allegedly happened, Trump was upset about having his advances repeatedly rebuffed. A short time later, she says someone planted a story in the National Enquirer alleging that she wanted to date the real estate mogul, who claims he’s 6’3, but Trump found the 5’2 actress “too short” for his liking. The item doesn’t appear online, though in 1999, not all Enquirer stories were put online.
Trump has not addressed the allegations. Norton’s reps referred us to Hayek’s publicist, who said she doesn’t know who Hayek’s boyfriend was at the time and would not be asking her client for clarification.