Following reports of mistress, France's Hollande visits hospitalized "first lady"

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French President Francois Hollande is making headlines around the world, after reports he had an affair with French film actress Julie Gayet.

Now -- sources say-- he's paying a visit to his partner, "first lady" Valerie Trierweiler, who was hospitalized after hearing the news, as in need of rest.

The president had not confirmed or denied magazine reports of the affair.

The British Daily Mail wrote, "Not a leader, just a coward." ...And Germany's Die Welt, "France's second lady."

Parisians are talking about the scandal.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CLIENT BENOIT FAURE SAYING:

"He's a public man, that's nonsense, no, it's not his private life, it matters to the French and to the people in France to know what goes on and how he directs his life, yes absolutely."

(SOUNDBITE) (French) PASSERBY LUDIVINE ORMAZALA SAYING:

"For me he's a man above all, so he could have, there could be things like that happening in his life. Right now he represents Franc

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