You didn't read my earlier bio for Vanessa! As @skylark reiterates below, Vanessa's first French partner was not Cipres....
Presumably Vanessa acquired French citizenship to compete with Morgan at the Olympics.
Apparently you missed Vanessa & Yannick at 2010 Olympics. They also competed at 2009 Worlds in L.A. and were well-received, which was kinda fitting since it was in the U.S. where Vanessa's skating journey began. Here is their 2010 Worlds performance, tho' I was trying to locate the 2009 wonderful performance in L.A.
2010 sp Europeans
Vanessa James & Yannick Bonheur SP 2010 Europeans - Tallinn
2009 Europeans sp
Vanessa JAMES / Yannick BONHEUR FRA Short Program 2009 European Figure Skating Championships
According to my friend Wiki, Vanessa must have gotten French citizenship by 2010, when she competed in the Olympics with her first French partner, Yannick Bonheur. Where they made history as the first black pair.