Jan. 25 - It could be the end for French President Francois Hollande and ''first lady'' Valerie Trierweiler, after local media report that the couple is about to split up following affair allegations. Gavino Garay reports.
C'est fini. It could be the end for French President Francois Hollande and "first lady" Valerie Trierweiler -- at least according to France's Journal du Dimanche. The national weekly says a split is imminent and a press release is expected from the Elysee Palace. A spokesman for the president declined to comment on the report. Hollande is reportedly eager to settle the Trierweiler issue before she departs for a charity trip to India on Sunday. Chatter about the state of France's first couple has consumed the headlines - especially in the wake of a magazine story alleging Hollande has been seeing film actress Julie Gayet. Trierweiler was admitted to the hospital shortly after news of a possible affair came out. While the pair are not married, she has served as France's first lady for official functions.