'Phenomenal mommy' Cruz gets Hollywood star
Sunday 03 April 2011
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz paid tribute to family and supporters Friday - including her newborn baby son - as she was given a star on Hollywood's storied Walk of Fame.
In return, Johny Depp described Cruz, who stars in the latest installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, as an "inconceivably phenomenal mommy" and a "magical woman."
"Today is a very special day that I will always remember," said Cruz, showing off her post-pregnancy figure as she received the 2,436th star on the Walk of Fame, which stretches along Hollywood Boulevard.
"Every time I look at that star, I will see the names of all the people that have helped me make many of my dreams a reality," she added.
She notably thanked her parents, brother Eduardo and sister Monica, actor husband Javier Bardem - who also attended the ceremony - and her baby son Leonardo "for making me happy every day."
Cruz gave birth to her first child in January at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, but she and fellow Spaniard Bardem have kept a low profile since then.
Depp, who returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in May, also called Cruz "as loyal and true a friend as anyone could dream of."
Cruz, 36, and Bardem, 41, met when they starred opposite each other as lusty teens in the Spanish film "Jamon, Jamon," back in 1992.
In 2008, they were back together on the silver screen in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," for which Cruz won an Academy Award as best supporting actress.
The couple married in July last year at a ceremony in the Bahamas.
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