Sarkozy becomes father of newborn daughter

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has become a father for the fourth time after his wife Carla Bruni gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday, a media report said.

French PM Sarkozy with wife Carla Bruni. File pic/AFP

"According to our information, at around 8.00 p.m. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a daughter," a BFM TV correspondent reported near the Muette Clinic in Paris.

Neither the president's office nor the clinic have yet confirmed the report.

President Sarkozy arrived at the hospital earlier in the day to support his wife, a singer and former supermodel, but later had to leave for Frankfurt for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Nicolas Sarkozy, 56, has three sons, Pierre, 26, and Jean, 24, from his first marriage to Marie-Dominique Culioli, and Louis, 14, with his second wife, Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz.

Bruni, 43, is already a mother to a 10-year-old boy, Aurelien. His father was her ex-lover, the Paris philosopher Raphael Enthoven.

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