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French president visits first lady in hospital, as she rests after report alleging his affair

Celebrity news magazines headlining on French President Francois Hollande are on display at a Paris newstand, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. France's first lady is making progress in a hospital where she is receiving care following a gossip magazine's report that President Francois Hollande was having a secret affair with actress, Julie Gayet, a spokesman said Thursday. Headline at right reads: They are in love for two years. From the left, people on front pages are: Julie Gayet, Segolene Royal, Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet and Hollande. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)
January 17, 2014 - 4:41 AM

PARIS - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized for rest following a gossip magazine's report that he was having an affair with an actress.

An official at the presidential palace said Friday that Hollande visited Valerie Trierweiler the previous evening. The 48-year-old journalist was admitted a week ago to an unspecified hospital for rest. His office said she had experienced a "crisis of nerves" upon learning of the report in Closer magazine last week that the 59-year-old president has been having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, who is 41.

In Friday's edition, Closer alleged that the affair has been going on for two years. The presidential palace has declined comment.

A spokesman for Trierweiler said Thursday that her condition was improving.

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