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French first lady hospitalized after report of president's secret liaison

FILE - In this Tuesday, May. 7, 2013, file photo, French President Francois Hollande, left, and his companion Valerie Trierweiler arrive for a state dinner at the Elysee Palace, in Paris as part of Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's two-day visit to France. The woman considered France's first lady has been hospitalized after a report that the president is having an affair with an actress. Valerie Trierweiler's chief of staff, Patrice Biancone, confirmed Sunday that the 48-year-old journalist who lives with President Francois Hollande has been hospitalized since Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
January 12, 2014 - 8:10 AM

PARIS - The woman considered France's first lady has been hospitalized after a report that the president is having an affair with an actress.

Valerie Trierweiler's chief of staff, Patrice Biancone, confirmed Sunday that the 48-year-old journalist who lives with President Francois Hollande has been hospitalized since Friday.

Biancone said she was hospitalized for "rest and a few tests" and is expected to leave the hospital Monday.

Hollande has never married. Rumours have long circulated that he might have a lover.

The magazine Closer published images Friday showing a bodyguard and a helmeted man it says is Hollande visiting French actress Julie Gayet.

French media face strict privacy laws, but in recent years have chipped away at the tradition of ignoring the private lives of public figures.

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