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France's former First Lady tells reporters in Mumbai she is feeling “very good”

Published on Jan 27, 2014 3:41 PM
Valerie Trierweiler, the ex-partner of French President Francois Hollande, is surrounded by media after visiting the Nutrition Rehabilitation and Research Centre at a hospital in the Dharavi area of Mumbai on Jan 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

 MUMBAI (AFP) - France’s former first lady Valerie Trierweiler tried to shrug off the furore over her split from President Francois Hollande on a trip to India on Monday, telling a media scrum that she was feeling “very good”.

In her first public appearance since the weekend announcement of the separation, Ms Trierweiler appeared relaxed as a pack of journalists followed her every step of a trip to Mumbai that saw her visit a hospital and a slum.

“I’m feeling very good about being here,” the 48-year-old told a press conference where she declined to answer questions about her private life.

“This visit has been in my diary for the last six months and we have been planning it for the last year. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”

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