President Obama welcomed his French counterpart, President Francois Hollande with a tour of Thomas Jefferson's estate at Monticello Monday.
But Tuesday is when things could get dicey for the newly single French president when an official state dinner at the White House takes place.
Typically, the partner of the visiting head of state is seated next to the president of the United States - but Hollande recently announced splitting from his partner of seven years amid reports he cheated on her with a younger movie actress.
Anita McBride is a former chief of staff to Laura Bush who helped plan state dinners. She is OutFront.