France's scorned first lady threatens tell-all book

Jan 31, 2014, 08:40 IST | Agencies

Paris: Former French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler (in pic) has revealed she is contemplating writing a tell-all book about her relationship with President François Hollande.

Speaking to Le Parisien Magazine, in an interview to be published on Friday, the 48-year-old said, “I do not rule out writing a book.”

It comes after the President of France effectively sacked her as First Lady on Saturday with a curt 18-word statement.
She also claimed she was “more disappointed than angry” about the break-up, which came after Hollande was accused of having a two-year affair with actress Julie Gayet (41).

Trierweiler admitted to magazine Paris Match that she felt like she was “falling from a skyscraper” when she first found out about Hollande’s affair.

“I heard rumours of course but you hear rumours about everyone,” she said, adding, “I hear them about myself all the time. I paid no attention. When I found out, it was as if I had fallen from a sky-scraper.”

She first said it was “like being hit by a high speed train” and checked herself into a public hospital for eight days complaining of stress.

Trierweiler wryly added that the short statement amounted to nearly one word “for each month together since his election”.
Trierweiler says it is unlikely she will return to her career as a political journalist as covering stories about Hollande would be too complicated.

She instead plans to launch a career as a humanitarian campaigner.

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