'Don't worry about me' says France's ex-First Lady

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Speaking publicly for first time after President Hollande ended their relationship, Valérie Trierweiler says she is fine doing 'useful' charity work.

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France's former first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, said on Monday she was doing fine after her split from President Francois Hollande, telling reporters during a trip to India that she felt "useful" doing charity work, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The break-up of the couple, who were not married, was confirmed on Saturday by Hollande, who said in a curt statement he had "ended his partnership" with the 48-year-old journalist.