Valerie Trierweiler
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Trierweiler 'took pills' over Hollande split

France's former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler has revealed she swallowed sleeping pills after confronting President Francois Hollande over his affair with actress Julie Gayet.

Her account of their break-up has been revealed in excerpts of a book published by Paris Match magazine.

Photos of Mr Hollande's liaison with Ms Gayet appeared in January.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 04 Sep 2014
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