‘Rottweiler’ Trierweiler leaves with her tail between her legs

Humiliated French First Lady leaves her taxpayer-funded home after being dumped by Hollande (but still gets armed escort)

  • The president’s ex has lost her title following highly public split
  • Trierweiler has lost many of her privileges yet still gets escort to airport
  • She is jetting off to India for a charity trip – yet will have official bodyguard
  • Hollande’s affair with French actress Julie Gayet was exposed by press

Jilted French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has today packed her bags and left her official presidential home for a flight to India – while apparently insisting she is still ‘in love’ with Francois Hollande.

Ms Trierweiler, a divorcee who was in a relationship with Mr Hollande for around a decade, has now officially lost her title of first lady, and all the perks that go with it.

Within a few hours of the president confirming his separation from the firebrand 48-year-old, she made clear that she wants to remain on the world stage, starting with the charity trip.

Police secure Trierweiler's route. French president Francois Hollande announced yesterday that the couple have officially split

Police secure Trierweiler’s route. French president Francois Hollande announced yesterday that the couple have officially split

 

Yet she was driven on to the runway at Charles de Gaulle airport in a limousine accompanied by police outriders, and will have a bodyguard with her in India.

An Elysee Palace aide said this is to ensure they can ‘keep an eye’ on a woman who is now viewed as a loose cannon who could do a great deal of harm to Mr Hollande

She has been briefing the media ever since photographs were published on January 10th which proved the president was having an affair with the actress Julie Gayet, 41.

Ms Trierweiler is thought to be behind reports in Le Parisien which contain ‘a friend’ saying: ‘What’s sad for her, is not so much leaving the Elysee and all its decorum, but losing the man whom she loves’.

Happier days: Francois Hollande kisses  Valerie Trierweiler after greeting crowds gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, in May 2012

Happier days: Francois Hollande kisses Valerie Trierweiler after greeting crowds gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, in May 2012

 

She refused to sign a legal agreement confirming the split, leaving Mr Hollande to awkwardly announce it by himself in a phone call to French news agency AFP on Saturday.

Ms Trierweiler is said to have smashed up antique furniture on hearing of her then boyfriend’s cheating, and then spent eight days in a public hospital suffering from stress.

She then moved to La Lanterne, the hugely luxurious presidential retreat in Versailles, west of Paris, which comes complete with heated swimming pool and wine cellar.

Such behaviour infuriated ordinary French people, who have seen Mr Hollande’s Socialist policies plunge the country into economic disaster.

French President Francois Hollande  admitted that he and First Lady Valerie Trierweiler were experiencing 'painful moments' following revelations of his alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet

Beauty: Julie Gayet. It is alleged Hollande was having an affair with the French actress

Mr Hollande, who had never married, is now expected to remain a ‘bachelor president’ for a while, while continuing with his relationship with Ms Gayet outside the Elysee.

 

Now many are asking why a woman with no official title is getting state assistance on her trip to India.

Organised and partly-funded by the charity Action Contre La Faim (Fight Against Hunger, ACF), it will see Ms Trierweiler staying at the five star Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

Many expect Ms Trierwieler to use the trip to try and project herself as a Princess Diana-style ‘queen of hearts’, using her international fame to help the world’s poor.

One of her trips in India will be to a children’s hospital, and her friend Charlotte Valandrey – who is accompanying her on the trip – said today: ‘This is a strong woman, a woman of heart, who is engaged in the ACF project since long before Francois Hollande became president’.

Despite such claims, an opinion poll published over the weekend confirmed that Ms Trierweiler was by far the most unpopular first lady in the history of modern France.

Mr Hollande, who had never married, is now expected to remain a ‘bachelor president’ for a while, while continuing with his relationship with Ms Gayet outside the Elysee.

Ms Gayet has commented since the pictures were published of Mr Hollande leaving their Paris love nest on the back of a moped, while using a crash help as a poor disguise.

However, the TV and French film actress, is said to have held a party at her home in Paris to celebrate her two year relationship with Mr Hollande finally being made public.

 

Source : Daily Mail

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