French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his girlfriend Carla
Bruni and her son Aurelien visit the ancient Jordanian ruins of Petra on
Saturday. - Xinhua/Reuters
French President Nicolas Sarkozy would marry his girl friend, former
supermodel Carla Bruni on Feb. 8 or 9, media reported today.
The report said that in December -- less than a month after Sarkozy met Bruni
-- he gave her a heart-shaped diamond engagement ring.Sarkozy and his wife
of 11 years, Cecilia, divorced in October. Their marital problems became well
known in May 2005 when she appeared in public at the side of event organizer
A marriage to Bruni, a one-time star of the catwalks who is now a singer,
would be Sarkozy's third: He divorced his first wife, Marie, in the late 80s --
after he had met and befriended Cecilia.
Political analyst Dominique Moisi said that a Sarkozy proposal to Bruni could
be part of his desire to head off any future controversies, and its speed would
fit with his personality as a busy man in a hurry.
"Apparently, he's going to be marry her, so the problem will be behind him,"
Moisi said. "He will multiply the opportunities to travel with her, (and) to say
to the French, 'You see, I must remarry ... You need a first lady."'
"He's trying to seduce the French," Moisi said.
Bruni, an Italian-born French citizen, has dated famous men including Mick
Jagger and Donald Trump. She has also reportedly been linked to singer Eric
Clapton and actor Vincent Perez.