Sarkozy's father says Carla Bruni pregnant: Bild newspaper

17th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

The wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is expecting a child, the president's father told Tuesday's edition of the German Bild newspaper.

"I'm glad to be having a grandchild," Pal Sarkozy, 82, told Europe's most widely-read newspaper.

Neither the president nor his wife "want to know the sex the child, but I'm sure it's a girl who'll be as beautiful as Carla," he added.

A cryptic television interview by France's 43-year-old first lady on Monday had fuelled speculation she was pregnant.

Journalists had widely expected Bruni to announce she was pregnant when she scheduled a live interview on the top lunch time news show of private channel TF1, but she tantalisingly avoided confirming it openly.

Instead of asking the million-dollar question, presenter Jean-Pierre Pernaut quizzed Bruni for several minutes on her charity work against child illiteracy, before dispatching the pregnancy issue in a matter of seconds.

"I know you don't like people talking about your private life, but I just want to congratulate you," Pernaut said.

The supermodel-turned-singersmiled shyly and replied: "I congratulate you too," without saying what for. The interview then ended.

A former top model turned singer, Bruni-Sarkozy already has a son born in 2001, while her husband, whom she married in February 2008, has three sons from two previous marriages, born respectively in 1985, 1986 and 1997.

© 2011 AFP

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