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"I make it known that I have put an end to the relationship," French President Francois Hollande said in a statement last weekend, noting the end of his long-term relationship with acting First Lady Valérie Trierweiler. He became the second French president to leave the woman he came into office with. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was technically the second first lady under Nicolas Sarkozy, since he was married to his second wife, ‪Cécilia Sarkozy (now Attias), when he was elected‬. This time, Hollande ended his relationship with Valérie after news broke that the president was having an affair with much younger actress Julie Gayet. Although she and the deeply unpopular president were not officially married, Valérie had been acting in an official capacity as first lady. This week, while in India on a humanitarian mission, she addressed the media, saying, "I've got time to reflect. I've still got a few more years to live, »

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