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Julie Gayet: 3 Things About the Alleged Mistress of Francois Hollande

The French actress has been in over 70 films.


French President Francois Hollande is allegedly having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet.

Julie Gayet
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Closer magazine claims that the 59-year-old politician visits Gayet often on his scooter and spends the night at her place. Hollande then has his bodyguard deliver croissants to them in the morning, according to the report.

Here are 3 things you should know about Julie Gayet.

  • Gayet was born in the Paris suburb of Suresnes on June 3, 1972. She trained as an actress while studying art history as a student. Gayet got an internship in London with Jack Waltzer of the Actors Studio which she followed up by studying at the Fratellini circus school and getting trained in classical singing.
  • The two have known each other since at least 2012 when the 41-year-old actress supported Gayet ahead of the presidential election. She called Francois Hollande a “humble” and “fantastic” man “who is really tuned in.”
  • Julie Gayet has been in over 70 films including the 1999 comedy Why Not Me?, the 2002 drama Chaos and Desire and the 2013 drama Another House. She also became a producer and director recently, opening a small production company in 2007 and co-directing a documentary on filmmakers in 2013.

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