On Saturday night, the French actress Julie Gayet was back in the spotlight, when she attended the 67th Cannes International Film Festival.
The actress who allegedly had an affair with the French President has reportedly broken it off, after the accounts of the affair became public.
The actress appeared on the Cannes red carpet wearing a black gown. At the gala screening, she was joined by director Lisa Azuelos, François-Henri, and his wife Salma Hayek’s husband and daughter Valentina Pinault, along with singer-songwriter MIKA.
The actress, who is also a mother of two children, held a placard for #BringBackOurGirls, showing her support for the 200 schoolchildren, kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
The actress was engaged in a scandal, as it emerged that she was the woman illicitly having an affair with the French president Francois Hollande behind the back of his long-term partner Valerie Trierweiler.
The French magazine Closer had reported that the president and the actress were enjoying some late-night trysts at an apartment, near the Elysee Palace.
The actress has not been seen in public for the last five months except for a brief appearance at the Cesars Award where she had been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress. The actress has broken off the affair with Hollande because she reportedly liked it better when it ‘was hidden.’ The Gala magazine reports that the actress has taken a course action that is neither dictated by state or by publice opinion, since ending her affair with Hollande.