The relationship between French President Francois Hollande and actress Julie Gayet started two years ago, according to fresh claims in Closer magazine.
The report comes exactly a week after its first revelations of secret meetings between the pair – which the President has not denied.
The 41-year-old actress, said to have met Hollande, 59, during his election campaign for the presidency in 2011, is suing Closer for breach of privacy.
France’s official first lady, Hollande’s long-term companion Valerie Trierweiler, was shattered by the revelations and has now spent a week in hospital.
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