Valerie Trierweiler

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France's First Couple Is No More

Hollande confirms Valerie Trierweiler rumors

(Newser) - Elysee Palace told the BBC the breakup rumors were false—but the French president himself says otherwise. Francois Hollande has confirmed that he and partner Valerie Trierweiler, France's first lady, have split up, AFP reports. "I wish to make it known that I have ended my partnership with... More »

'First Lady' Role: It's 'Sexist,' Needs to Go

It's outdated, and hurts women: Nabila Ramdani

(Newser) - It may be time to do away with the "feeble, sexist, and outdated" role of first lady, writes Nabila Ramdani in the Guardian . Look at Valérie Trierweiler: Upon learning that her partner, French President François Hollande, was having an affair, she spent eight nights in the hospital—... More »

France's First Lady Took 'One Pill Too Many'

She wants to stay together, but President Hollande doesn't

(Newser) - France's spurned first lady is out of hospital, recovering, and determined to make her relationship with President Francois Hollande work—but sources say he wants it to end, the Telegraph reports. It's unclear whether Hollande has visited girlfriend Valérie Trierweiler, 48, since she moved from a hospital... More »

Actress Sues Tab for Hollande Affair Story

Julie Gayet wants $73K from 'Closer'

(Newser) - The French actress rumored to be having an affair with French President Francois Hollande is suing Closer, the French magazine that first reported the alleged affair . Julie Gayet wants more than $73,000 for invasion of privacy and legal fees, CNN reports, citing Closer. Hollande, too, has threatened to take... More »

Hollande on Affair Rumors: 'These Are Difficult Moments'

French president dodges questions during press conference

(Newser) - French President Francoise Hollande is giving a news briefing, technically about France's economy, but the BBC reports that the very first question he took was about reports that he cheated on his girlfriend, who is currently in the hospital . The question: "Is Valerie Trierweiler still first lady?" Hollande... More »

France's First Lady in Hospital After Affair Rumors

'Le Parisien:' Valerie Trierweiler hospitalized Thursday after hearing rumors

(Newser) - France's first lady has been admitted to the hospital, reports Reuters via Le Parisien, after rumors began swirling Friday that Francois Hollande was carrying on an affair with actress Julie Gayet. Hollande's longtime companion Valerie Treirweiler was reportedly admitted Thursday night after hearing the allegations, and doctors have... More »

As Affair Leaks, French Leader Demands His Privacy

Francoise Hollande photographed leaving home of actress

(Newser) - French President Francoise Hollande gives an important speech on Tuesday in which he's supposed to lay out his economic vision, but he just got a very unwanted distraction. The French magazine Closer revealed yesterday that the 59-year-old was having an affair with 41-year-old actress Julie Gayet, reports the BBC... More »

Meet France's New First Lady

Valerie Trierweiler is the journalist 'companion' of Francois Hollande

(Newser) - France may losing Carla Bruni as first lady, but it sounds like her successor won't miss a step. Some odds and ends about 47-year-old Valerie Trierweiler, the unmarried "companion"—the term she prefers—of President-elect Francois Hollande , from Time , AP , and BBC :
  • She is a well-known journalist
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