French first lady to travel to India in wake of report on president's alleged affair
In this May 5, 2012 file photo, French Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande, right, offers a rose to his companion Valerie Trierweiler, in Tulle, southwestern France. (AP / Bob Edme, File)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, January 24, 2014 6:44AM EST
PARIS -- France's first lady is scheduled to travel to India on a humanitarian trip next week, days after leaving the hospital where she was treated in the wake of a gossip magazine's report that President Francois Hollande was having an affair.
Aid group Action Against Hunger says Valerie Trierweiler is expected to visit a slum and a hospital as part of the long-planned trip to Mumbai. Group spokeswoman Julia Belusa said Friday that Trierweiler "has not cancelled."
Trierweiler's spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment.
The 48-year-old journalist isn't married to Hollande. She was hospitalized for a week after Closer magazine reported that he was seeing actress Julie Gayet. Trierweiler has been resting at a presidential residence since leaving the hospital Jan. 18.
Hollande was visiting the Vatican on Friday.