Los Angeles: Actress Salma Hayek admits she wanted to be a single parent and that she considered adoption before meeting her husband, businessman Francois-Henri Pinault.

"I was trying to figure out how to have a child on my own. I came to terms with saying, '(Love) might not happen, and I have to be okay with that'," a website quoted Hayek as saying.

"Then someone came along whom I never would have pictured or thought I would have wanted. He was completely out of my box. Even though I was not looking, I was present and I was open. I am the luckiest person I know," she added. The couple tied the knot in 2009. They have a daughter named Valentina.