Carla wants baby with Sarkozy, but may adopt
France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is not sure if it would still be possible for her to have a child at her age but does not mind adopting a baby with Nicolas Sarkozy.PARIS – France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wants to have a baby with her husband President Nicolas Sarkozy but would be just as happy to adopt one, she said in an interview to be published this week.
"I would like that, but I don't know if at my age it would be possible," the 41-year-old singer and former supermodel told Figaro Magazine when asked if she hoped for a second child.
"If it's not biologically possible, I'll adopt one," she added.
In 2001, Bruni-Sarkozy had a son with her then lover, philosopher Raphael Enthoven. In February 2008, she married the French leader, who has three sons from two previous marriages.
"I'm not obsessed by blood ties," she told Le Figaro, explaining her attitude to adoption. "I think you can build a powerful bond without that.
"So I'd love to have a child, but I'm not going to fight against nature, and at the same time, as I already have one, and my husband has three, you can't really say we have a need of children," she said.
The interview, which Le Figaro carried out with Bruni-Sarkozy during her trip last week to West Africa to promote projects to battle AIDS, is to be published on Saturday.
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