October 11, 2012 - 13:49 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - French first lady Valerie Trierweiler was the shared mistress of Socialist president Francois Hollande and a married conservative minister, as it was revealed Oct 10, The Sun reported.
In a scandalous insight into the adulterous nature of Gallic politics, details of the 47-year-old’s passionate affair with Patrick Devedjian of Armenian descent have been made public for the first time.
Mr Devedjian is an arch right-winger and a close personal friend of Nicolas Sarkozy, the conservative former president who was defeated by Mr Hollande in the May presidential election.
Since then, Ms Trierweiler - who is nicknamed "Valerie Rottweiler" and "First Concubine" by the French media - has become one of the most unpopular first ladies in recent history.
She began an affair with Mr Hollande, 58, while he was still living with Segolene Royale, the mother of his four children and a senior Socialist politician in her own right.
Now it has been revealed that not only was Ms Trierweiler herself married at the time, she was also alternating secret sex sessions with the right wing Mr Devedjian, now 68.
Miss Trierweiler frequently asked Mr Devedjian, who is still a senior member of the opposition UMP coalition, to leave his wife of more than 30 years for her, and when he refused to do so she concentrated her affections on Mr Hollande.
Incredibly, both Mr Devedjian and Mr Hollande knew they were sleeping with the same woman, and developed "a great respect for each other", according to a new book.
Miss Trierweiler was at the time married to her second husband, her fellow Paris Match magazine journalist Denis Trierweiler, with whom she has three sons. It means she was effectively in a relationship with three men at the same time.
Details of the complicated love triangles are contained in La Frondeuse (The Rebellious One), an unauthorized biography of Miss Trierweiler by the French political writers Christophe Jakubyszyn and Alix Bouilhaguet, which comes out tomorrow.
Mr Jacubyszyn points out that Mr Hollande and Mr Devedjian were at one stage general secretaries of their respective parties.
Miss Trierweiler, who was a political affairs reporter while sleeping with the two men, would have accordingly been party to some intriguing pillow talk from either end of the political spectrum.
The authors compare the situation to the famous 1962 film Jules et Jim by French director Francois Truffaut, in which a married woman played by Jeanne Moreau has numerous affairs before sharing her affections with her husband and another man.