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French President Francois Hollande. / Alain Jocard, AFP/Getty Images

French President Francois Hollande is still coming to Washington next month for a state dinner - but he hasn't decided which woman will accompany him.

Hollande had planned to take long-time companion Valerie Trierweiler to the White House, but his administration has been rocked in recent days by reports he is now romancing a film actress named Julie Gayet.

While declining comment on the allegations, Hollande told reporters in Paris on Tuesday that "he will clarify who the first lady is before he takes a presidential trip to the United States on Feb. 11," according to the Associated Press.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are slated to host a White House state dinner for Hollande and ... somebody, though it's possible the French president could go stag.

White House officials said plans for the French state visit remain in place, and declined to comment on Hollande's personal issues.

"The president looks forward to seeing President Hollande for the state visit in February," said White House spokesman Jay Carney. "On issues of the delegation that the French come with, I would refer you to the French government."

There are also reports in France that Trierweiler has been hospitalized because of shock over the allegations against her significant other.

During his news conference in Paris, Hollande said of him and Trierweiler: "Everyone in his or her personal life can go through ordeals - that's the case with us."



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