President"s pride as Carla gives birth to a girl


After four sons between them, Carla Bruni and her husband France”s President Nicolas Sarkozy finally have a baby girl.

The first lady gave birth shortly before 8pm local time on Wednesday night, the country”s media reported.

This is the first time an infant has been born to a sitting president of modern-day France.


The French leader does, however, have three sons from his two previous marriages – and has been a grandfather since January.

And Carla has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Unfortunately, the 56-year-old president was absent for the new baby”s grand debut because he was finishing up a meeting in Frankfurt on the euro debt crisis, say reports.

He reportedly arrived at the small, private Muette Clinic about 11pm – his third trip of the day to support his 43-year-old wife.

Radio station Europe 1 said the birth “went well” for the supermodel-turned-singer who”d arrived at the hospital in western Paris in the morning, accompanied by Mr Sarkozy.

There was no official confirmation of the happy news as Carla prefers to keep her family out of the spotlight.

The Elysee Palace had reiterated earlier that no birth announcement would be forthcoming.

But junior minister Nadine Morano, a friend of the first couple told BFM TV: “It”s obviously a happy event.”


She accompanied Mr Sarkozy on a flight to Nice on Tuesday and said he was “very attentive, full of attention toward Carla” when he spoke with her by phone during their trip.

The couple married in February 2009, less than a year after the politician took office, and less than four months after his divorce from second wife Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz.

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