The break-up between French President Francois Hollande and his long-time partner Valerie Trierweiler plummeted to a new low as reports have come out on heated texts allegedly sent by Trierweiler, according to foreign news outlets.
The pair split in January after gossip magazine Closer claimed that the president had been having a two-year affair with French actress Julie Gayet.
U.S. magazine Vanity Fair reported that Trierweiler had threatened Hollande by saying, “I will destroy you as you have destroyed me,” citing her close friend.
According to the magazine, they texted each other hours before the president officially announced their break-up in January.
Hollande reportedly texted Trierweiler to convince her to issue a joint statement, but she allegedly responded, “That’s out of the question. You have to take responsibility for the situation. You got yourself into it on your own and it’s up to you to resolve it, I won’t sign any statement.”
Although the former first lady has dismissed such claims as “totally invented,” it again came to the center of media attention.
The couple agreed on a $4.16 million settlement for the education of her three children and Hollande will continue to pay the rent on the Paris flat they used to share, the magazine stated.
Trierweiler began a relationship with Hollande in 2007 when she was still married, and moved in with him after his official separation from partner Segolene Royal, the mother of his four children, the same year.
Meanwhile, Gayet has taken legal action for breach of privacy against Closer.
By Ock Hyun-ju, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)