Hollande's jilted partner takes high road in India
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 01:10
Jan. 27 - France's former first lady Valerie Trierweiler focuses on charity work in India after split from President Francois Hollande. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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France's former first lady, Valerie Trierweiler says she is doing fine after her split from President Francois Hollande. She is now in India visiting hospitals saying she she felt "useful" doing charity work.
(SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH FORMER FIRST LADY VALERIE TRIERWEILER SAYING:
"I can't bare that some children have less fortune than others so we need to try to give to each and everyone more chances. Many children suffer from malnutrition in India and that is why I am here today, thank you."
The break-up of the couple, who were not married, was confirmed Saturday by Hollande, who said in a curt statement he had "ended his partnership" with the 48-year-old journalist.
A journalists pointed out that someone had called her the First lady.
(SOUNDBITE) (French) FORMER FRENCH FIRST LADY VALERIE TRIERWEILER SAYING:
"I didn't even notice, so there you go."
The breakup came less than three weeks after a tabloid set off a media storm by publishing photos of what it said was Hollande making nocturnal visits to an actress.
Hollande is on a two day state visit in Turkey.
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