Friday 24 November 2017


French President François Hollande's alleged affair with 41-year-old actress Julie Gayet is merely the latest in a long line of sexual scandals that have engulfed recent residents of the Elysee Palace. Presidents Valery Giscard d'Estaing, Francois Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac all had to contend with speculation about their love lives. In Mr d'Estaing's case, his approval rating went up after he was involved in a dawn crash with a milk float while returning from a night with a lover. Mr Hollande, on the other hand, was reportedly dropped off by one trusted bodyguard, who "even brings the croissants". Meanwhile, Julie Gayet, pictured, recently described herself as "many things at the same time: a woman, a friend, a lover, a mother".

Irish Independent

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