French magazine reveals Hollande 'affair' with actress
PARIS (AFP) - French magazine Closer on Friday said President Francois Hollande was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, promising to back its claim with photographs after months of swirling rumours.
The weekly tabloid's website said its Friday print edition would feature seven pages of revelations and pictures on the 59-year-old president's alleged relationship with Ms Gayet.
Closer, echoing reports published on various websites in recent days, said Mr Hollande routinely drives through Paris on his scooter to spend the night with his 41-year-old mistress.
"Around New Year's Day, a helmeted head of state joined the actress at her apartment, where he has got into the habit of spending the night," Closer wrote on the website, which carries a blurred picture of the cover that appears to show Mr Hollande.