What a difference a year makes. As celebrity watchers and divorce attorneys in Pasadena know, last spring President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni battled rumors that they were divorcing. There were rumors that Bruni was having an affair with French singer Benjamin Biolay whom she collaborated with on her 2008 album. Reports suggested that Bruni and Biolay went to Thailand together and that they shared a flat in Paris. Meanwhile Sarkozy was said to have been cozying up to his Secretary of State for Ecology, Chantal Jouanno. Whispers of the inevitable "le divorce" took Europe by storm. Yet headlines about the rocky relationship of the President and First Lady soon vanished. Now a year later, France is abuzz with rumors that Bruni is pregnant.
The thrice married Sarkozy has three sons from previous relationships while Bruni has a son with Raphael Enthoven, so if the rumors turn out to be true, this would be their first child together. Closer magazine reports that the 43-year-old Bruni is allegedly 3 months pregnant. The Elysee has not issued a formal statement regarding the baby rumors but nearly everyone else in France has had something to say about it. A source close to the first lady told the magazine "Her personal life doesn't concern anyone. She has never commented on this topic and she won't start today. It's the eighth time that people have said she was pregnant in the last few months. We're not going to respond after every time." Atlantico.fr however is reporting that Bruni was recently seen at an ultrasound and medical imaging center on Tuesday.
Bruni, a former supermodel, is no stranger to rumors. Ex-wife of Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall claims that Bruni's affair with Jagger was a reason for their separation. Eric Clapton, Leos Carax, and Vincent Perez are all rumored to be former conquests of Bruni who was once quoted as saying she gets "bored with monogamy".