Get married, French ex-first lady Bruni tells successor
FRANCE: France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler would make her
life a lot easier if she stopped living out of wedlock and became a
"legitimate" wife: that's the simple advice from her ex-supermodel
predecessor Carla Bruni.
Bruni delivered her words of wisdom in an interview with Elle
magazine's French edition in which she also said she thought it highly
unlikely her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, would ever return to politics.
The singer and songwriter also announced she would bring out her
fourth album early next year.
Bruni's right-wing husband had to leave the Elysee palace in May
after he was beaten in elections by the Socialist Francois Hollande, who
has been in a relationship with Trierweiler for several years but who
has not married her. "I think it is more simple to be the legitimate
wife of the head of state than to be his companion," Bruni told Elle in
its edition to be published Thursday.
"Maybe I'm wrong and their choice is modern. But for my part I felt a
real easing of the general concern about me when I married Nicolas,"
said the former supermodel who boasts several rockstars in her long list
of previous lovers.
Sarkozy divorced his second wife just months after taking office in
2007 and, just months later, married Bruni after a whirlwind romance.
Asked to comment on the speculation that her husband might attempt a
political comeback, she replied: "His return seems improbable, although
I am no expert on movements in politics".