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Reports: French ex-first lady shocked by president's affair, but says they continue to text

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2013 file photo, French president Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler wait for German President Joachim Gauckand, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. France’s former first lady says she and the president had grown detached recently but she was caught totally by surprise by his affair with an actress. Trierweiler told the weekly Paris-Match, where she long worked as a journalist, that she didn’t believe rumors about the affair until a gossip magazine report earlier this month. “When I found out, it was like I had fallen from a skyscraper,” she is quoted as saying. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2013 file photo, French president Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler wait for German President Joachim Gauckand, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. France’s former first lady says she and the president had grown detached recently but she was caught totally by surprise by his affair with an actress. Trierweiler told the weekly Paris-Match, where she long worked as a journalist, that she didn’t believe rumors about the affair until a gossip magazine report earlier this month. “When I found out, it was like I had fallen from a skyscraper,” she is quoted as saying. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

PARIS - France's former first lady says she and the president had grown detached recently but she was caught totally by surprise by his affair with an actress.

Valerie Trierweiler gave interviews to two French publications coming out this week describing for the first time some of what led to their breakup last weekend.

Trierweiler told the weekly Paris-Match, where she long worked as a journalist, that she didn't believe rumours about the affair until a gossip magazine report earlier this month. "When I found out, it was like I had fallen from a skyscraper," she is quoted as saying.

She told the weekly Le Parisien Magazine that she and the president exchanged text messages while she was in India this week because he was worried about her health.

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