Trierweiler fears Hollande affair will leave her homeless

Jan 20, 2014

France's First Lady is out of hospital, but worries that Paris flat she calls home is in president's name

VALERIE TRIERWEILER is frightened she'll soon be homeless because the Paris apartment she shared with her cheating partner, Francois Hollande, is in his name. 

Trierweiler has left hospital after a week-long stay in the wake of the revelations about Hollande, and is recuperating at La Lanterne, a hunting lodge and presidential retreat in Versailles, the New York Post reports. An article on the Paris Match website – the magazine where Trierweiler works – says the 48-year-old "oscillates between depression and rage".

Paris Match adds that Trierweiler has told friends she'll have no where to live in the wake of the French president's alleged affair with 41-year-old actress Julie Gayet. That's because the Paris apartment they shared for six years is in Hollande's name.

"Imagine the anxiety," wrote Paris Match deputy editor Catherine Schwaab.

Hollande didn't use his visit to Trierweiler in hospital last Thursday to dump her, Schwaab writes, but he did say he "needs more time". Schwaab adds: "They agreed that she could 'wait' in La Lanterne. But wait for what? Therein lies the problem."

Trierweiler checked out of hospital on Saturday and tweeted her thanks to supporters. "Thanks from the bottom of my heart to all those who sent supportive or get well messages via Twitter, SMS or email," she wrote. "Very touched."

Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday says a close friend of Trierweiler has said France's former First Lady is "fooling herself" by clinging to the hope that she can salvage her relationship with Hollande.

"She wants to forgive him and believes things can return to the way they were, but it's impossible," the friend said.

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