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Rumoured affair turns messy for France's Hollande

Published on Jan 13, 2014 6:16 AM
 
French President Francois Hollande (left) and first lady Valerie Trierweiler accompany guests following a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris in this Oct 1, 2013 file photo. French President Francois Hollande's political and personal woes deepened on Sunday after it emerged that his girlfriend had been rushed to hospital following a report he has been having an affair with an actress. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande's political and personal woes deepened on Sunday after it emerged that his girlfriend had been rushed to hospital following a report he has been having an affair with an actress.

Ms Valerie Trierweiler, who lives with the president in the Elysee Palace, his official residence, was admitted to hospital on Friday "for a rest and to undergo some tests", aides said, adding that they expected her to leave the clinic on Monday.

Closer magazine reported in its edition published on Friday that Hollande, 59, has been having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, 41.

The weekly glossy printed photos which it claimed showed Gayet and Mr Hollande arriving separately at a flat near the presidential Elysee Palace for secret trysts.

 
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