She said yesterday: ‘Quite frankly, I can’t stand it any more. I spend most of my time either sitting down or lying down. I can’t drink or smoke any more. I’m in a hurry to get it over with.’Back on May 1, I did a Rule 5 post on Carla, heiress, super model, and rock star and last, but not least, First Lady of France. At that time, people were speculating she was pregnant with her second child (and her first with her President/husband, Nicolas Sarkozy). The rumors appear to have been well founded.
The baby – due in six weeks – will be Miss Bruni’s second child. She has a son, Aurelien, born in 2001, with ex-boyfriend Raphael Enthoven.
Friends of Miss Bruni told the paper that because she was having a baby after the age of 40, her doctors had urged lots of ‘rest and clean-living’.No matter, all babies look alike anyway. Fortunately, Carla's life has been well celebrated in pictures.
The French First Lady has also insisted she will not release photos of the new baby, saying it’s ‘a totally private event’.
Some suggest that the pregnancy was perpetrated for political purposes (how's that for extended alliteration?)
France’s Marianne news magazine suggested the birth was ideally timed for Mr Sarkozy’s re-election campaign next year, describing the baby as the ‘perfect marketing tool’ for the 55-year-old president.That's a pretty cynical point of view; I like it. Maybe Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann could use it.
It wrote: “Politically speaking, the timing of this pregnancy is perfect. It is a ‘marketing-baby’ that will be born just before the last months of presidential campaigning really get going.”
Anyway, I heartily endorse smart, good looking, talented women like Carla reproducing. Looks, talent and brains are all genetically heritable, and God know the human race needs more of all three. We may not need more Sarkozy genes, though, he already has three children from his first two marriages.
Speaking of Old Nick, in another new article, Carla claimed she was attracted to him not because of his political power, but because of his interest in flowers:
Carla Bruni says her husband is "interested in every type of thing" - including history, geography, and of course politics - but it was his knowledge of gardening that captured her heart.
"When I met him, walking around the garden in the Palais of the Elysee, he keeps giving me all these flowers' names.
"He knows all the Latin names, all these details about tulips and roses.
"I said to myself: 'My God, I must marry this man, he's the president and he knows everything about flowers as well. This is incredible.'"
"Marrying him is very rock-and-roll for someone like me," she says with a laugh.
"Being able to change your life from one day to another, that's really rock-and-roll. Most people wouldn't go for this sort of change.
"Also from his side, it's very rock-and-roll, you know - after all, I'm a songwriter!"
But she insists that they have the opposite of a "rock-and-roll" lifestyle.
"I'm very quiet myself and we have a very quiet life.
"I like peace and solitude and silence. And his day schedule is so frantic that nights, evenings, we keep them for us as much as we can."
And when she stops being France's first lady, what does she hope to do?
"Just going back to touring, you know. Playing guitar and touring is what I miss the most.
"My dream life is just to go back to my job full-time. And be with my family. You know, regular dreams, common dreams that everyone has."