The gossip of the moment that could become the story of the year. Le Journal du Dimanche.
President Nicolas Sarkozy and his former pop star wife Carla Bruni are both having extramarital affairs according to some web sources. The couple got married in February 2008.
It started on Twitter, but have since gathered a head of steam on more mainstream media sites.
The rumours got even bigger when in an interview with Sky News, the French First Lady described her relationship as a “fairy tale” but went on to say she did not know how long it would last.
It has been “tweeted” that Carla Bruni (who has also dated Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton in the past) might be involved in a relationship with the French musician Benjamin Biolay. On the Sarkozy side word has it he has been dating his Ecology Minister, Chantal Jouanno (also a karate champion).
As usual, lovers of odd theories have suggested Sarkozy’s affair is simply an attempt by the French president to save face.
In the meantime we can only confirm this is merely gossip and in the next hours (maybe days) we’ll know the official position of French president regarding this peculiar matter.
March 10th, 2010.