The former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler made her first public appearance after she parted ways with the French president. Trierweiler was seen spending time with the less fortunate children on January 27, 2014 in a pediatric ward in Mumbai.


Ms. Trierweiler arrived in Mumbai on January 26, 2014 on a long-planned trip which has enabled her to get away from the scandal in France. The trip has been arranged with the help group Action Against Hunger, which will give her an opportunity to re-establish her independence. Trierweiler was in the news when she was hospitalized earlier in January 2014 due to shock, after certain pictures were published which proved that the French president Francois Hollande was having an affair with an actress.

On January 25, 2014, Hollande announced that their seven-year relationship was over, but the former couple was not married. Trierweiler paid a visit to children in the pediatric ward of a public hospital in Mumbai and spoke to their mothers about nutrition. The former first lady of France said that children here have fewer chances than others and that all children must be given the same chances.

During her visit, she did not speak about her relationship with Hollande and cancelled a planned visit to the Mumbai slum, but carried on with a gala dinner scheduled for January 27, 2014 with the charity group.