EX-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife have separated, a source said.
Anne Sinclair, a wealthy heiress who recently relaunched her media career, and Strauss-Kahn, who is facing a probe into his involvement in a French prostitution ring, are living apart, said the source.
Closer magazine reported in its online edition that Sinclair threw Strauss-Kahn out of their home in Paris.
Strauss-Kahn is under investigation in France to establish whether he knew he was dealing with prostitutes and pimps when he attended sex parties.
Prosecutors widened the inquiry to include a possible gang rape charge after a prostitute told them Strauss-Kahn and friends had forced her to have sex in a group.
Strauss-Kahn denies knowing that the women were prostitutes, and any violence.