Just hours after Notre Dame was devastated by a fire, Salma Hayek’s French billionaire husband François-Henri Pinault pledged that he and his family will donate 100 million euros ($113 million) to help reconstruct the cathedral, CNN reported.
Salma Hayek‘s husband Francois-Henri Pinault and his father Francois have pledged over $113 million to help reconstruct Notre Dame
Pinault is the CEO of the international luxury group Kering, the parent company of luxury brands Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Gucci, and Alexander McQueen. With a net worth estimated at $25.5 billion, he’s also the president of the French holding company Groupe Artémis, which owns Christie’s.
“My father [François Pinault] and I have decided to release as of now from the funds of Artemis a sum of 100 million euros to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre Dame,” François-Henri wrote in a statement.
“As many others I’m in deep shock and sadness to witness the beauty of Notre-Dame turn into smoke,” Salma Hayek wrote in a caption on Instagram. “I love you Paris.”
François-Henri and Salma were married less than a mile away from the cathedral on Valentine’s Day in 2009.
We last spotted Salma Hayek and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault at the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci in November last year. Salma looked lovely in a gold gown by Gucci.
Salma Hayek and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault at the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at LACMA in Los Angeles on November 3, 2018
The couple also hit the red carpet for Vanity Fair’s Personality of the Year (Personaje del Ano) Awards held at Royal Theatre in Madrid. Salma once again showed her support for Gucci in a feminine gown.
Salma Hayek and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault at Vanity Fair’s Personality of the Year (Personaje del Ano) Awards held at Royal Theatre in Madrid, Spain, on September 26, 2018
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