Salma Hayek’s husband Francois-Henri Pinault has reportedly committed to donate nine figure sums to rebuild the historic Notre Dame Cathedral. The French businessman according to ET Canada is pledging $113 million to rebuild the iconic Paris church of the 12th and 13th centuries which was engulfed by a massive fire broke out this Monday evening.
“My father (Francois Pinault) and myself have decided to release a sum of €100 million from our Artemis funds (the family holding company) to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre-Dame,” Pinalult is reported to have said in a statement obtained by French newspaper, Le Figaro.
Actress Salma Hayek also took to her social media profile to react to the cathedral’s destruction on Instagram. “As many others I’m in deep shock and sadness to witness the beauty of Notre-Dame turn into smoke,” she wrote. “I love you Paris.”
Hayek, who is now married to the 56-year-old businessman began dating in March 2007 before tying the knot in February 2009 in Paris and share together have one child, an 11-year-old daughter named Valentina Paloma.
François-Henri Pinault, the husband of acclaimed actress Salma Hayek is the CEO and chair of the international luxury group Kering, parent company of luxury brands like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. He is also the president of Groupe Artemis, a French holding company that owns Christie's, a fine arts auction house.