Speaking of love, the French president's romantic life is proving to complicate things for the Obamas. Hollande and then-partner Valérie Trierweiler were both invited to the dinner by Michelle and Barack. But in recent weeks, the French couple ended their relationship after news broke that Francois was having an affair with much younger actress Julie Gayet. According to The New York Times, the White House is pretty much freaking out about how the tabloid-ready drama is impacting protocol for the very formal and symbolically important evening.
Ahead of tomorrow's pomp and circumstance, here are more details on the state dinner, which could prove to be very interesting.