Valerie Trierweiler will become France's first unmarried First Lady as Francois Hollande prepares to become the country's first socially elected president in over 15 years.
The election of Francois Hollande as the new president of France stands to change many political standards in the country. The first spark that the politician brings to office will be his current love interest Valeria Trierweiler.
Trierweiler has been in a relationship with Hollande since 2006 and while the two are not yet married, many are already considering Trierweiler to be the next First Lady. A political reporter and female rights activist, Trierweiler has already added a new splash to the political world in France. She will become the first right hand lady that remains unmarried and Hollande has stated that they are not planning a wedding anytime soon simply because of his new promotion.
Trierweiler has worked as a political reporter for Paris Match since 1989. The interest surrounding her is in part due to the fact that France will be letting go of the former First Lady Carla Bruni, wife of Nicolas Sarkozy. Bruni is a supermodel-turned-singer who had won over much favor while serving her husband in office.
Trierweiler has made it clear however that she will not be serving as Hollande's new "charm." Parish Match ran a cover article advertising the reporter as such, to which she responded in outrage.
"Bravo Paris Match for its sexism … my thoughts go out to all angry women," Trierweiler said, adding that she had not offered her permission for the article to run. "What a shock to find yourself on the front page of your own paper. I am angry to see the use of photos without my agreement and without letting me know."
Trierweiler is a twice-divorced mother of three who began writing for the art section of her magazine last year. She switched sections when Hollande began his campaign trail in order to avoid a conflict of interest.