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French President Has To Decide On Date For Obama Dinner

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January 14, 2014 AT 9:04 AM
French President Francois Hollande is still coming to Washington next month for a state dinner -- but he hasn't decided which woman is coming with him. Hollande had planned to take long-time companion Valerie Trierweiler to the White House, but his administration has been rocked in recent days by reports he is now romancing a film actress named Julie Gayet. While declining comment on the allegations, Hollande told reporters in Paris on Tuesday that "he will clarify who the first lady is before he takes a presidential trip to the United States on Feb. 11," according to the Associated Press. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are slated to host a White House state dinner for Hollande and ... somebody, though it's probably possible that the French president could go stag. There are also reports in France that Trierweiler has been hospitalized because of shock over the allegations against her significant other. During his news conference in Paris, Hollande said of him and Trierweiler: "Everyone in his or her personal life can go through ordeals -- that's the case with us."