Natalia Vodianova visits the Notre Dame site with husband Antoine Arnault … a day after the cathedral of Paris was almost destroyed
Natalia Vodianova paid her respect to Notre Dame on Tuesday when she visited the site of the Paris Cathedral, which was almost destroyed by fire.
The supermodel, 37, was accompanied by her businessman Antoine Arnault, while the couple visited the site only one day after the devastating fire.
The Russian beauty looked thoughtfully and kept her warm in a brown woolen cloth as she inspected the site.
Paying respect: Natalia Vodianova paid her honor to Notre Dame on Tuesday alongside her husband Antoine Arnault after the Paris cathedral was almost destroyed by fire
Next to her was her millionaire, husband Antoine, dressed in a navy coat.
The eruption was discovered around 6.50 p.m., but allegedly workers dumped tools between 5 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
According to researchers, an alarm went off at 6.20 pm, in which a mass was interrupted, but no fire was found. The alarm sounded again at 6.43 pm, after which the flames threatened to get out of hand.
The first daylight photos in the wreck today showed the destroyed roof, the 850 year old church exposed to the elements and the floor covered with charred debris.
Emotional: the Russian beauty looked thoughtfully at the site
Help: Antoine Arnault's father Bernard Arnault has promised 200 million euros for the reconstruction of the cathedral
The three & # 39; irreplaceable & # 39; rose windows dating back to the 13th century that were feared to have melted or exploded last night are all still intact.
Other treasures, including a crown of thorns allegedly worn by Jesus at his crucifixion, were also rescued from the fire, officials believe it started by accident.
The outbreak, which broke out when the last crowd of tourists stopped visiting around 7 p.m., was finally extinguished around 9.45 p.m. & # 39; explained.
Meeting: She met authorities who guarded the cathedral
As the fire raged, brave rescue teams raced to discover the treasures they could find of the Gothic masterpiece, which housed invaluable objects and remains of enormous religious and international significance.
Among them was the famous crown of thorns, presumably worn by Jesus during his crucifixion, brought to safety by a human chain of aid workers.
Today the Archbishop of Paris told BFM-TV that the three beautiful rose windows on the north, west and south side of the church had all remained intact.
The fears had grown for the & # 39; truly irreplaceable & # 39; stained glass windows, dating from the 13th century, amid the heat of the fire last night.
The status of other relics, including an alleged piece of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, remained unclear today.
The French priest Jean-Marc Fournier led the efforts to save the Crown of Thorns.
Etienne Loraillere, an editor of the KTO Catholic television network in France, said that Father Fournier & # 39; entered the Notre-Dame Cathedral with the fire brigade to save the Crown of Thorns and the Holy Sacrament & # 39 ;.
This was confirmed by a source of emergency services who said: & Father Fournier is an absolute hero.
Natalia, who also shares the 10-year-old son Viktor with Justin, married at the age of 19 when she was pregnant with Lucas.
The couple split in 2011 and she now has two sons, Maxim, three and Roman, one, with husband Antoine Arnault.