Bruni tells First Lady to do right thing and become a wife
CARLA Bruni-Sarkozy has advised Valerie Trierweiler , the French First Lady, to marry as becoming a "legitimate wife" makes it easier to be in the public eye.
Two thirds of the French disapprove of Miss Trierweiler, who moved into the Elysee Palace when her partner, Francois Hollande, became President in May.
Disaffection with the 47-year-old 'Paris Match' journalist among voters has been attributed to her confusing relationship with the Socialist leader and her public feuding with his former partner.
In her first interview since her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, left office, Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy said the twice-divorced Miss Trierweiler should become the wife of Mr Hollande, who has never married.
"I think it is simpler to be the legitimate wife of the head of state rather than being his partner," she told French 'Elle' magazine. "Maybe I'm wrong and their choice is a modern one. But for my part I felt a real easing of the general worry about me when I married Nicolas."
Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy (45) became the third wife of Mr Sarkozy after a romance lasting less than three months. Shortly before their wedding, she told a magazine that "monogamy bores me", but has now said it helped her become a demure, doting First Lady whose composure helped her husband in the polls. (© Daily Telegraph, London)