Valerie Trierweiler, the companion of French President Francois Hollande, will remain hospitalized “for a few more days,” Europe1 radio reported today, without saying where it got the information.
The French First Lady, a journalist, was admitted to a Paris hospital Jan. 10 after a celebrity magazine ran a photo spread on the liaison between Hollande and a French actress. The photos purportedly show Hollande wearing a helmet as he arrives on a scooter at an apartment around the corner from his office to meet Julie Gayet. Trierweiler’s office declined to comment.
Hollande, 59, said at a press conference Jan. 14 that his relationship with Trierweiler, 48, was “going through difficult moments” and asked that he be left to deal with the matter in private. He said he’d clear up her status before a planned Feb. 11 state visit to Washington. Hollande would only say, during his conference, that Trierweiler is “resting.”
The magazine “Closer” is set to release more “exclusive news and photos” in tomorrow’s edition, Agence France-Presse reported, citing the weekly gossip magazine. The magazine declined to comment.
Paris Match, the magazine where Trierweiler works, reported today that Hollande hasn’t been to visit her. One of her book reviews appears in this week’s issue.
Europe1 reported that friends of Trierweiler who have been to visit her in the hospital describe her as being in a state of “extreme nervous fatigue.”
While France doesn’t have an official status for “First Lady,” Trierweiler has an office and staff at the presidential Elysee palace, and has accompanied Hollande on trips to countries such as Russia, Israel, and the U.S. She was due to accompany Hollande to Washington.
Gayet, 41, has not made comments in the press since reports of the affair became public.