Former French First Lady Carla Bruni is pregnant with her third child at the age of 44, it was claimed yesterday.
The baby will be her second with husband and former president Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s Closer magazine reported. The revelation comes after reports this week that Bruni had ‘fallen into depression’ since Sarkozy was defeated in last month’s presidential election.
Friends said she had the ‘baby blues’ after giving birth to baby Guilia last September, and was now suffering from ‘presidential blues’ after quitting the Elysee Palace.
Doctors were urging the former supermodel to have total rest because she is an older mother giving birth in her 40s, Closer said.
The magazine added, “For several weeks people have been asking why she had not been able to shift the extra weight for her last baby. But we can now reveal Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is pregnant again. And with her stomach looking ever more round, she can no longer hide it.”
The magazine added, “She clearly wants to nurture this pregnancy with the utmost care, because, like the last one, it is later in life so all the riskier, and she has therefore been advised to take as much rest as possible. We wondered what the Sarkozy couple would do with themselves after leaving office, and now we know — play happy families!”
Bruni also has 11-year-old son Aurelian with philosophy professor Raphael Enthoven.
Sarkozy has two sons, Pierre (25), and Jean (23), from his first marriage to Marie-Dominique Culioli. He also has a 13-year-old son Louis. Bruni is also said to have been ‘deeply hurt’ by reports and photographs showing the effects of too much botox on her face.
And friends said she was infuriated by claims she intended to divorce her husband if he failed to get re-elected.