Thursday 19 October 2017

'He did, she did' is talk of France

Speculation is rife that the marriage of Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni is in trouble, writes Aoife Drew

NEVER mind Glenda and Johnny, or the escapades in Marrakesh. The latest gripping yarn can be found in Paris, at the Elysee Palace.

I'm a Dubliner married to a Frenchman, Monsieur, living in the City of Light. Although I've been here for years, I'm still amazed by the cultural differences. But it's great when you hit on something you have in common with the French. And, despite their high-brow reputation, les Francais love nothing more than a bit of a gossip.

That's why I was delighted to see Greg, Monsieur's mate, last night. He called over to watch the football, but before it began, he gave me the low-down on what's happening in celebrity land. He's a gem: the only man I know who has subscriptions to Voici, Paris Match and Gala, the French equivalents of Closer, OK! or Hello!.

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