French President's Big Date at the White House May Include Answering Questions About Affair

Francois Hollande's live-in girlfriend hospitalized amid report of secret relationship with actress.
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And there is an only in france story making headlines tonight. And causing an awkward diplomatic moment because of an invitation from the obamas. The president of france is actually asked today which woman in his life is the first lady of france right now? What did he say? Abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran has the big story in europe. Reporter: Ah, paris. The city of love. Where for centuries, men and women have swooned and sighed and become entangled in the unpredictable paths of romance. The story that has all of france talking now, two, beautiful, glamorous, accomplished women. One a star political journalist. The other, an award-winning actress and producer. And somehow this guy, who on the surface seems to have all the charisma of unbuttered toast, has stolen both their hearts. Sure, he's the president of france, francois hollande. But really? Last week, a paris tabloid published photos allegedly showing hollande leaving the apartment of julie gayet, the actress. Hollande's long-time girlfriend and the first lady of france, valerie trierweiler, the journalist, was admitted to a hospital after learning of the affair. Today, hollande faced the press and pleaded for privacy when asked who would accompany him to washington for a state dinner president obama and first lady michelle obama are holding next month. Everybody in their personal lives can go through hardship, he said. This is not the place or the time to do this. He said, he will tell france, and presumably the obamas, who the first lady of his country is. Soon. Terry moran, abc news, london.

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