PSTOL LOVES: DUDES WHO PUT THE ‘MEN’ IN FEMINIST
“You’re a feminist if you go to a Jay Z and Beyoncé concert, and you’re not like, hmm, I feel like Beyoncé should get 23% less money than Jay Z.”
–Aziz Ansari to Cosmopolitan
“Yeah. I’ve lived with my longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, going on, like, eight, nine years now. She’s a singer-songwriter. We spend a lot of time with my daughter in Florida, Simone, who’s 13. We do these stories and we talk so much about the business end, the success end, but then Lauren isn’t mentioned and my daughter isn’t mentioned.
I always like making sure we find the balance and my home life is in there and Lauren Hashian is in there and my daughter is in there. You gotta get the better half in there. With all the cool shit and success that I’ve been lucky enough to get? That doesn’t happen unless the home life is solid.”
—Dwayne Johnson to Esquire, when asked if he had anything to add at the end of an interview
“I said, ‘I don’t think I want to work anymore. And it was François who said, ‘Oh, no, you’re going back to work.’ And I said, ‘I don’t want to.’ ‘Well, you have to. We’re not putting up with some lazy girl in the house. That’s not who I married.’ And then he said something so beautiful: ‘I don’t want to be deprived of your work. I want to watch it, too. And the world has not seen the best of you yet. So you cannot stop until some of that is put out.’ So he sort of really pushed me, like, ‘Get up on your feet and get out there.’ And he was right.”
“I have a system in my life that I’ve chosen, where my expenses from before the marriage are my expenses. And he goes, ‘I know. That’s why I want to marry you.’ Maybe that’s also part of what works great in my marriage–I still have my independence. But he likes it…. And I get a lot of respect from him.“
–Salma Hayek to Allure, after mentioning that becoming a mom made her a bit lazy in the work department–and that her husband, LVMH honcho François Pinault, rightfully wasn’t having it.