Carla laying low as rumours of a new baby spread
As his popularity falls, a new baby could be just what Sarkozy needs to win next election, writes Aoife Drew
We've had the fabulous Will and Kate show. Love, happiness, potential babies . . . what more can the world possibly hope for? Well, now it's time for Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy to step into the limelight. There is a blizzard of rumours that a baby is on the cards for the 43-year-old French First Lady and her adoring husband.
Although Carla is remaining tight-lipped, her pregnancy is almost official. It's the moment French tabloids have been dearly praying for since the couple's wedding in February 2008. After seven or eight false alarms, this time it could well be the real thing. Mini-Carla or Mini-Sarko (even smaller than his papa) could be with us in roughly six months.
Last weekend, Carla was spotted leaving the Ritz Hotel in Paris wearing a billowing white t-shirt, and photos definitely suggested a little bump on her normally uber-flat stomach. Closer, a top-selling French tabloid, was the first to release the happy news, with its editor claiming to be certain of the story's veracity.