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President's lover Gayet at French film awards

Published on Mar 1, 2014 4:27 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Julie Gayet, the woman outed as French President Francois Hollande's lover, made her first high-profile appearance since news of the affair broke when she arrived Friday at France's top film awards.

Ms Gayet, 41, who is nominated in the best supporting actress category at the Cesars, France's Oscars, has kept a low profile since the revelation on January 10, which prompted an end to Hollande's long-term relationship with Valerie Trierweiler, the country's de-facto first lady.

Earlier on Friday Ms Trierweiler also made a public appearance on the front row at a Dior catwalk show as part of Paris fashion week.

Ms Gayet has been nominated for a Cesar for her role as a mini-skirted ministerial adviser and seductress in Bertrand Tavernier's "Quai d'Orsay", a comedy about life at the French foreign ministry.

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