Transcript for Breakup French Style
information after target and knee man Marcus discovered the same thing. France, their president chooses the girlfriend or the actress. He was photographed hiding while visiting the French actress. His other girlfriend had been considered France's first lady. He will visit the white house. And the question who will he bring? Reporter: It is over. They were never officially married but as the live-in companion of French president Francois Hollande, Valerie trierweiler was known as the country's first lady or to some the first girlfriend. In a phone call to a reporter tonight, the president announced, "I make it known that I have ended my partnership" with Valerie trierweiler. Tonight the ex-first lady returned to Paris after a stay in the hospital and rest at the official residence in versailles. "It's a bomb," said the main newscast tonight. The fuse on that bomb was lit two weeks ago when the tabloid "Closer" published photos of a man in a motorcycle helmet it said was Hollande having a clandestine affair with an actress. At a news conference last week the president tried to brush it off, saying it was a private matter. It didn't work. The affair stayed in the headlines. The first lady was not popular. He traveled for a meeting with the pope. President Hollande will be watched next month when he goes to Washington for a rare state visit. Usually on these formal occasions leaders are accompanied by their wives. Michelle Obama takes the spouse to a local school. President Hollande will be flying solo to Washington. What's worth noting is that French presidents have been known for THAs mistresses. All that got from the French public was a shrug. But this time with news of a first new girlfriend that's changed. Thank you. Much more this Saturday night. The new study about our eyes and the damage we're dealing with
This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.