The former president has been persuaded to disown and punish his one time ally following her remarks
Gayet has earned a César nomination for Best Supporting Actress
In interviews published today, Trierweiler says she “fell from a skyscraper” when she learned that Hollande was having an affair with an actress
3.2 million people are working so hard that they risked mental or physical breakdown, study finds
By now, you’re probably aware that Valérie Trierweiler was the unmarried ‘companion’ of French President Francois Hollande for eight years, a state of affairs that came to an end following allegations in Closer magazine that her partner had been having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet.
'She has only just come out of hospital - she should be resting' says source close to the president
The Frenchman faces a minimum five-match ban if he's found guilty
After three years of almost unbroken success, the National Front leader Marine Le Pen has begun to stumble in her drive to steam-clean and re-brand the French far right.
President's official partner driven to presidential retreat outside Paris
But what does he feel liberated from?
Closer magazine said the 41-year-old actress had first been introduced to Mr Hollande by his former partner Ségolène Royal
This being France, the President escaped close inspection of his private life at a long-awaited press conference. Instead, he talked about his plan to slash state spending. John Lichfield reports from the Elysee Palace
The President’s official companion has told a French journalist that she is aware that some sort of official statement needs to be made
The Elysée Palace said that Ms Trierweiler suffered a 'severe case of the blues' after news broke of Hollande's alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet
But Ukip leader Nigel Farage says the suggestion of an alliance was a non-starter