Carla Bruni-Sarkozy showed off a rounded belly last Thursday. This confirms rumors which stated she was pregnant.
Italian-born Bruni, who made a career as a singer, already has a son from a former relationship but has frequently stated that she would like to have a child with Nicolas Sarkozy. It would be the fourth child for Sarkozy after the three sons he has from his former two marriages.
Posing for photographs at the a Group of Eight summit in the French resort of Deauville, she wore a loose-fitting white mock dress which from time to time stretched over an obvious bump around the midriff.
She has not confirmed the rumors of her pregnancy so far, but she didn’t make any effort to dismiss them. She fended off any direct questions about it and started concealing the heavy midriff with baggy clothing.
A British charity delivered a maternity basket containing a childbirth kit and hygiene supplies to Carla Bruni to publicize the issue of child mortality in developing countries.
President Nicolas Sarkozy refused any comment on the reports that they are expecting their first child together. A German newspaper however quoted Sarkozy’s father saying the rumors are true.
“I’m glad to be having a grandchild”.
Voici, a French glossy magazine, cited sources saying that Carla was “expecting twins in October”.
She kept the mystery with a series of interviews:
“My lips are sealed to protect something.”
The potential baby could have a good impact on the image of Sarkozy, who is currently rated as having the lowest popularity of any French leader in decades. This could be an advantage in the coming battle for reelections net April.
I believe one wins a second mandate by showing one is the father of the nation. When one runs (for the presidency), it is the protector aspect that counts.” said Christian Delporte, historian and author of A History of Seduction in Politics, in an interview for Le Point magazine.
Sarkozy was the first president of France to divorce in office in 2007. What made matters worse was that four months later he married Carla Bruni, who once declared easily that “monogamy bores me”.
The pregnancy would also soften the image of Carla Bruni who is viewed by many as cold and distant. She would “shed” her star image and become a mother.