Latest Valerie Trierweiler News

  • Child custody case jolts French leader's Mexico trip
    Child custody case jolts French leader's Mexico trip Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    France's president traveled to Mexico to bury diplomatic tensions, but his ex-partner jarred his visit Thursday by championing the cause of a Frenchwoman's child custody battle with a former Mexican governor. More »

  • French power couple reunites _ at Cabinet table
    French power couple reunites _ at Cabinet table Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Is this a Cabinet meeting, or a family reunion? The new French government's first meeting includes a man and woman who had four children together, split up in the public eye and are now back together in the political spotlight. More »

  • Hollande's ex-partner Royal joins streamlined French government
    Hollande's ex-partner Royal joins streamlined French government Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    French President Francois Hollande recalled his former partner Segolene Royal from the political wilderness on Wednesday to join a new, streamlined government, days after his Socialist Party suffered an election drubbing. More »

  • Hollande's ex-partner named to new French cabinet
    Hollande's ex-partner named to new French cabinet Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Faced with a voter backlash at the polls, French President Francois Hollande is looking to revive his sputtering presidency with help from a surprising quarter: Segolene Royal, the mother of his four children. More »

  • Hollande takes chance on ex-partner Royal in new French cabinet Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) - Segolene Royal has returned politically to the side of her former partner, French President Francois Hollande, joining his Socialist government on Wednesday seven years after her own failed run at the presidency. For Royal, who had four children with Hollande, her appointment to the sensitive energy and environment portfolios in a cabinet shakeup marks a dramatic political comeback. But for Hollande, smarting from heavy losses in local elections and a jobless rate stuck above 10 percent two years into his term, it is a gamble. Hollande left Royal for Valerie Trierweiler and a comeback was always unlikely as long as the journalist was installed as First Lady in the Elysee presidential palace. More »

  • Segolene return new twist in French political soap opera
    Segolene return new twist in French political soap opera Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Segolene Royal's appointment to a new French government is the latest chapter in an extraordinary saga entwining affairs of state with affairs of the heart. More »

  • Actress Gayet wins privacy lawsuit versus tabloid in Hollande affair
    Actress Gayet wins privacy lawsuit versus tabloid in Hollande affair Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A French court ordered Closer magazine on Thursday to pay actress Julie Gayet 15,000 euros (12,463 pounds) for publishing photos that revealed an affair between her and President Francois Hollande, her lawyer told Reuters. The 7-page photo spread published on January 10 showed the comings and goings outside a Parisian apartment rented by Gayet. Hollande chose not to sue. Gayet's lawyer Jean Ennochi, who had been asking for a larger sum of 50,000 euros, said his client's life had been "turned upside down" by the publication. More »

  • Actress Wins Damages Over Hollande Affair Claim
    Actress Wins Damages Over Hollande Affair Claim Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Closer magazine has been told to pay damages to actress Julie Gayet over claims she had an affair with the French president. The court, in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, ordered Closer to pay €15,000 (£12,400) for breach of privacy after it published photos of the 41-year-old actress and Mr Hollande, 59, arriving separately at a Paris apartment for alleged trysts. Mr Hollande split with partner Valerie Trierweiler, 49, following the scandal but both he and Ms Gayet have refused to comment on their private lives. Ms Trierweiler, a journalist, was admitted to hospital in January with depression after the allegations about Mr Hollande first emerged. More »

  • Closer Magazine Fined €15,000 over President Hollande Love Affair Report
    Closer Magazine Fined €15,000 over President Hollande Love Affair Report Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A French magazine has been ordered to pay thousands of euros in damages to Julie Gayet over a report claiming she had an affair with President Francois Hollande. The Court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre ruled that Closer magazine breached Gayet's privacy as it published pictures purportedly showing the 59-year-old president and the 41-year-old actress arriving separately at the same flat in Paris. At a court hearing earlier this month, Gayet's lawyer, Jean Ennochi, claimed that after the publication the actress had been hunted by reporters and paparazzi. More »

  • French magazine fined over photos of president Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    NANTERRE, France (AP) — A French court has ordered a gossip magazine to pay 15,000 euros for publishing photos of what it said was a helmeted President Francois Hollande visiting an actress for a secret tryst. More »

  • French court orders Closer to compensate actress over Hollande affair
    French court orders Closer to compensate actress over Hollande affair Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A French court on Thursday ordered Closer to give Julie Gayet 15,000 euros ($21,000) in damages for breach-of-privacy after the magazine revealed her relationship with President Francois Hollande. More »

  • China, France sign major business deals on Xi visit
    China, France sign major business deals on Xi visit Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    French President Francois Hollande (R) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the end of a joint press conference, after a meeting at the Elysee presidentiel palace on March 26, 2014, in Paris... More »

  • China, France set to sign major business deals on Xi visit
    China, France set to sign major business deals on Xi visit Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Chinese President Xi Jinping was set Wednesday to sign a series of major business deals on the second day of a lavish state visit to France. More »

  • China, France set to tie up deals on Xi visit
    China, France set to tie up deals on Xi visit Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Honour guards prepare to leave after the arrival of China's President Xi Jinping at the Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport, on March 25, 2014 More »

  • 'My private life is my private life' says Hollande friend Gayet
    'My private life is my private life' says Hollande friend Gayet Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    French actress Julie Gayet, who has been linked to President Francois Hollande, fended off questions about their relationship in New York. More »

  • Lovers Francoise Hollande And Julie Gayet Communicate Via Text To Avoid Being …
    Lovers Francoise Hollande And Julie Gayet Communicate Via Text To Avoid Being … Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    French President Francoise Hollande and his lover Julie Gayet are resorting to texting each other to keep out of the global spotlight, it has been claimed. President Hollande was plunged into an unprecedented sex scandal when he was photographed by French Closer magazine leaving Gayet's flat in Paris on a motorbike after an apparent tryst in January. Since then the pair have been keeping out of each other's way but it seems they cannot resist the odd text, according to gossip magazine Paris Match. "It's big love even if they are discreet," an unnamed friend told Paris Match. More »

  • A private French affair: all the president's women in court
    A private French affair: all the president's women in court Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    France's love affairs of state hit the courts on Thursday as the president's ex-girlfriend won a privacy case on the same day that the mistress who replaced her began her own suit against the paparazzi. More »

  • Lawsuit on French president's affair goes to court Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    NANTERRE, France (AP) — The former companion of French President Francois Hollande won her invasion of privacy law suit on Thursday against a gossip magazine, while the actress at the center of the presidential break-up took the publication to court, saying its revelations had shattered her life. More »

  • Actress linked to Hollande appears at movie awards
    Actress linked to Hollande appears at movie awards Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The actress whose secret tryst with French President Francois Hollande led to his separation from his long-time girlfriend on Friday made her first public appearance since the scandal broke, atttending France's presitigious movie awards in which she was a nominee — but left empty-handed. More »

  • PARIS: Bad time-keeper Rihanna is early at Dior
    PARIS: Bad time-keeper Rihanna is early at Dior Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — After turning up at Balmain's show after everyone had left, Barbadian superstar Rihanna arrived this time at Friday's Christian Dior show before hardly anyone had arrived. More »

  • French president's lover Gayet misses out on top film award
    French president's lover Gayet misses out on top film award Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Julie Gayet, the lover of French President Francois Hollande, on Friday missed out on a top film award at France's equivalent of the Oscars. More »

  • President's lover Gayet at French film awards
    President's lover Gayet at French film awards Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Julie Gayet, the woman outed as French President Francois Hollande's lover, made her first high-profile appearance since news of the affair broke when she arrived Friday at France's top film awards. More »

  • French and Italian love-rats top European infidelity poll
    French and Italian love-rats top European infidelity poll Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    When even their president is being caught sneaking around behind his partner's back, it is perhaps unsurprising to find the French topping a poll for infidelity, alongside the equally hot-blooded Italians. More »

  • Valerie Trierweiler's Threat to Francoise Hollande: 'I Will Destroy …
    Valerie Trierweiler's Threat to Francoise Hollande: 'I Will Destroy … Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Relations between French president Francoise Hollande and his former partner Valerie Trierweiler have plummeted to new lows after claims she now wants to "destroy him". The pair split in January after Closer magazine published pictures of Hollande on his scooter visiting actress Julie Gayet, 41. Trierweiler was admitted to hospital for nine days as the scandal of the two-year-long affair broke. Now the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair reports a close friend of Trierweiler said she reportedly threatened Hollande with the words: "I will destroy you as you have destroyed me." More »

  • Valerie Trierweiler's Threat to Francois Hollande: 'I Will Destroy You …
    Valerie Trierweiler's Threat to Francois Hollande: 'I Will Destroy You … Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Relations between French president Francois Hollande and his former partner Valerie Trierweiler have plummeted to new lows after claims she now wants to "destroy him". The pair split in January after Closer magazine published pictures of Hollande on his scooter visiting actress Julie Gayet, 41. Trierweiler was admitted to hospital for nine days as the scandal of the two-year-long affair broke. Now the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair reports a close friend of Trierweiler said she reportedly threatened Hollande with the words: "I will destroy you as you have destroyed me." More »

  • Rare honor for 2 women in Paris Pantheon of greats
    Rare honor for 2 women in Paris Pantheon of greats Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — "To Great Men, A Grateful Country," reads the stately portico of Paris' renowned Pantheon. Now, it could well merit "To Great Women" too. More »

  • Police to grill paparazzo behind Hollande affair snaps
    Police to grill paparazzo behind Hollande affair snaps Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    French police on Tuesday were to question paparazzo Sebastien Valiela, whose photographs revealed the affair between President Francois Hollande and actress Julie Gayet that made global headlines. More »

  • Spotlight on ex-first lady Bruni as France's Sarkozy eyes comeback
    Spotlight on ex-first lady Bruni as France's Sarkozy eyes comeback Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - As he quietly bides his time preparing a possible 2017 political comeback, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has a winning asset very much in the spotlight - his wife. Beaming from billboards, magazines and the stage, singer-songwriter and ex-supermodel Carla Bruni has embraced her post-first lady life in a very public way, resuming her career while generating media buzz over the future plans of her husband. The role of France's "first ladies" - and what they do once they no longer have that title - has been a matter of comment after photos allegedly showing President Francois Hollande's night-time visits to a mistress triggered the break-up of his relationship with long-time partner Valerie Trierweiler. Meanwhile, the previous first lady, who married Sarkozy during his first year in office in 2008, still makes waves. More »

  • Hollande on Silicon Valley charm offensive
    Hollande on Silicon Valley charm offensive Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    French President Francois Hollande visits the French Tech Hub in San Francisco on February 12, 2014, part of a three-day state visit to the US More »

  • Obama wines and dines solo Hollande
    Obama wines and dines solo Hollande Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Barack Obama praised France's President Francois Hollande as a leader of "courage" and wined and dined his solo guest at a lavish state dinner. More »

  • Obama toasts solo French president at state dinner
    Obama toasts solo French president at state dinner Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the talk of the town that no one seemed to want to talk about, French President Francois Hollande's very public breakup from his first lady just weeks before President Barack Obama raised a glass to him at an elegant White House state dinner. More »

  • First lady's state dinner gown by Carolina Herrera
    First lady's state dinner gown by Carolina Herrera Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Michelle Obama chose a Venezuelan-American designer for the gown she wore Tuesday to the state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande. More »

  • US state dinner for Hollande has French twist
    US state dinner for Hollande has French twist Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Francois Hollande sat between President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at a state dinner, putting to rest the drama about his solo trip to the U.S. after a very public breakup from his first lady. More »

  • Stag French leader gets warm state dinner embrace
    Stag French leader gets warm state dinner embrace Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle and Barack Obama found just the right spot to seat a gent going stag to Tuesday's state dinner: They plopped French President Francois Hollande down right between them in a giant party tent, and put the pshaw to all that drama about his solo trip to the U.S. after a very public breakup from his first lady. More »

  • Barack and Francois in show of 'bonhomie' at White House
    Barack and Francois in show of 'bonhomie' at White House Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Instead, it was dry-aged beef and plenty of "bonhomie" as President Barack Obama gave a lavish welcome to French President Francois Hollande. Obama went out of his way to welcome Hollande at the White House on Tuesday, saying a few words in passable French, teasing the Frenchman for his formality and toying with the notion that U.S. ties with France are as close as they are with old ally Britain. "It is always a pleasure to host Francois," Obama said at a joint news conference after wishing reporters good afternoon in French. More »