Hollande plays Romeo with Julie Gayet
Francois Hollande has resumed his "love story" with the actress Julie Gayet, 'Closer' magazine claimed yesterday despite earlier reports of a rapprochement between the president and Valerie Trierweiler, his former official partner.
It was the magazine's revelations of Mr Hollande's secret night-time trysts with the 43-year-old actress that prompted the president to end his relationship with Ms Trierweiler (49), in January.
The former political reporter was cast out of the Elysee Palace.
Six weeks ago, a book by a journalist claimed that Mr Hollande had re-established relations with Ms Trierweiler and was bombarding her with tender text messages. He was even said to be considering reinstating her as his partner.
Days later, friends of Ms Gayet told journalists that she had broken off her relationship with the president but now 'Closer' claims that the couple stopped seeing each other only temporarily until the scandal died down. (© Daily Telegraph, London)