No Cannes do for Carla in 'twins' talk
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has ruled out attending the Cannes Film Festival for "personal and professional" reasons, adding fuel to speculation she is pregnant.
Many observers thought that the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy would use Cannes, which opens today with a Woody Allen film in which she has a minor part, to finally confirm she is expecting twins.
However, in a pre-taped radio interview, which was due to be broadcast this morning but leaked on the internet yesterday, she once again refused to be drawn on the issue.
When asked if she was expecting a child she replied: "It's a private question. It's your job to ask it. Mine is not to answer."
The interviewer retorted: "You could simply say that it's not the case."
In an interview last week with 'Le Parisien', she said: "My lips remain sealed to protect something". She later posed for a photographer holding a shawl in front of her stomach.
"I would really like to talk about it, but then it would take over everything else. And besides, it also involves people, so I'm not answering."
Yesterday, Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy kept up the suspense by saying: "I want to try and protect my private life and family life as much as possible. That's what I'm trying to do.I know that people understand me. I too have the right to a little protection of my private life."
The supermodel turned singer makes an appearance in 'Midnight in Paris', Woody Allen's ode to the French capital.