Want to continue with the latest on that very messy and very public French love triangle with the president right in the middle. The first lady is now out of the hospital after a week-long stay and... See More
Want to continue with the latest on that very messy and very public French love triangle with the president right in the middle. The first lady is now out of the hospital after a week-long stay and she's speaking out for the first time. Joining us with the story from London is our newest ABC correspondent. Hamish Macdonald. Before we get into the tangled web and you try to untangle it we want to welcome you to the team, hamish. Reporter: Thank you very much, guys. Absolute pleasure to be with you. Interest Francois Hollande was just asked directly is his partner still the first lady? All he said was she's resting. She's better and he has no further comment. Put into a hospital, around the same time reports emerged alleging he was having an affair with an actress. Her magazine says since being released she's recovering by eating macaroni and cheese with ham. So what do you do if you're the French president and you need to escape a scandal? You go on a road trip, of course. Holde is in Holland and traveling solo. The press is clamoring for straight answers on his love life. Instead he's serving up nothing but policy. His partner, the French first lady as she's known is resting up at this presidential retreat in versailles, released from the hospital she was admitted for exhaustion, ten days ago, as allegations of an affair broke. Now she faces an uncertain future. Tweeting not if her official account but from her permanent one "Valerie thrierweiler said thank you from the bottom of my heart." She doesn't have to have any support. Certainly not from women where you'd most expect it. Reporter: This scandal perhaps says more about France today than it does about the president. It's not like this is the first time there's been intrigue at the elysee mrapalace. Nickel sarkozy took up with Carla Bruni. Hollande promised to be a more Normal, even ordinary president proving to be anything but. She might make him more popularity because it couldn't plummet much further so now people are laughing in France saying for once he's done something interesting. Reporter: Polls might suggest the French don't care but magazine sales are strong enough to get any editors' pulse racing. Now, of course, the French president is due to visit the United States early next month. Ale be going to Washington. He's promised to clarify his situation by then. I suspect he might want to because while the French press might be reluctant to ask questions about private lives, things might be very different once he arrives stateside, Lara. I think he might be ready for a "Gma" televised confession. Ah. You can only wish. Hamish -- Let's hope hamish brings it to us. Welcome on board. Welcome, hamish. Thank you so much. Back to ginger and the
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