There’ll always be a France. President Francois Hollande, who long ago dumped his wife and the mother of his four children Segolene Royal, now lives in the Elysée Palace with partner Valerie Trierweiler. But rumors are swirling in Paris, at last making it into the news, that he’s also having an affair with actress Julie Gayet. The BBC reports on Hollande’s spat with a tabloid that covered the affair:
Mr Hollande told the Agence France-Presse news agency that he “like every other citizen has a right” to privacy.In a statement issued personally rather than by his office, he said he was “looking into possible action, including legal action” against Closer.
But he does not deny the allegation of an affair, the BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris points out.