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Hollande visits ‘ailing’ partner for first time

The 59-year-old Socialist has neither confirmed nor denied the magazine reports of an affair with film actress

French President Francois Hollande paid a first visit on Thursday to his partner Valerie Trierweiler since she was hospitalised in need of rest after reports he has a mistress, a source in his office said.

The 59-year-old Socialist has neither confirmed nor denied the magazine reports of an affair with film actress Julie Gayet, saying only that he had experienced “difficulties” in his personal life and that he would clarify his relationship with Trierweiler before a scheduled Feb 9-11 trip to Washington.

Trierweiler was initially due to have left Paris’ Pitie Salpetriere hospital last weekend. Local media have quoted acquaintances of the former journalist saying she needs “peace and quiet” to recover from the shock of an episode that has made world headlines.
Gayet, 41, said late Thursday to deny media reports she was pregnant. She is seeking damages from Closer, which last week published images of Hollande visiting her at night.

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First published on: 18-01-2014 at 01:35 IST
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