France’s first lady has been hospitalized following affair rumors of her partner, President Francois Hollande.
Valerie Trierweiler, 48, has been in the hospital since Friday after reports were made that Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet were seeing each other.
Celebrity magazine, Closer, initially published the rumors in an article, which sent the first lady into an emotional spiral. (image)
The publication detailed how Hollande, 59, and Gayet, 41, were allegedly seen meeting with each other at a Paris flat near the presidential palace.
According to Fox News:
“The magazine Closer published images Friday showing a bodyguard and a helmeted man it said was Hollande visiting Julie Gayet, 41, a moderately known French actress who appeared in a clip for his 2012 presidential campaign.”
In response, Hollande threatened to sue the magazine Friday on the bases of “breach of privacy.”
Gayet has also attempted to file lawsuits in the past due to similar rumors. Last March, the actress set out to sue an Internet source for posting false stories about her and Hollande.
Although Hollande has never been married, he has been in a long-term relationship with Trierweiler for some time now.
However, their relationship has sent people into an uproar being that many view her role as first lady preposterous when in reality she is only Hollande’s girlfriend, not wife.(image)
A political news media company, Le Pointe, conducted an online news poll on the relationship. It revealed that 89% would like to see the relationship end between the president and Trierweiler, which would make her “the first Premier Dame in history to be kicked out of the Elysee Palace.”
Trierweiler, who is also a magazine journalist for Paris Match, is said to be suffering from depression due to all the humiliation and animosity she has received from the general public.
She is scheduled for discharge Monday. A source says that she will then make a decision on what to do about her relationship with Hollande.