Carla Bruni says she is desperate to give birth, but the French First Lady has confessed that her urgency is not driven simply by the desire to see her baby, she is also desperate to start drinking and smoking again.
The 43 year-old former model, admitted that, after nearly eight months of carrying her first child with President Nicolas Sarkozy, she is “totally fed up”.
“Quite frankly, I can’t stand it anymore. I spend most of my time either sitting down or lying down. I can’t drink or smoke any more. I’m in a hurry to get it over with.”
The baby, who is due in six weeks, will be Carla Bruni’s second child. Shealready has a son, Aurelien, born in 2001, with ex-boyfriend Raphael Enthoven.
“The baby will be viable at any time from October 1,” Carla Bruni told French newspaper Le Parisien.
“Aurelien arrived on time, which means this could be a long wait, but I really do want this child so much.”
Friends of Carla Bruni told the newspaper that because she was having a baby after the age of 40, her doctors had urged lots of “rest and clean-living”.
Carla Bruni has also insisted she will not release photos of the new baby, saying it’s “a totally private event”.
However, another news magazine, Marianne, suggested the birth was ideally timed for President Nicolas Sarkozy’s re-election campaign next year, describing the baby as the “perfect marketing tool” for him.
“Politically speaking, the timing of this pregnancy is perfect. It is a <<marketing-baby>> that will be born just before the last months of presidential campaigning really get going.”
Carla Bruni and the 55 year-old France president, Nicolas Sarkozy, met on a blind date at a Paris dinner party in November 2007.
Bruni and Sarkozy married just three months later at a private ceremony in the Elysee Palace on February 2, 2008.
Nicolas Sarkozy already has three children of his own – two sons, Pierre, 25, and Jean, 23, from his first marriage to Marie-Dominique Culioli, and a 13-year-old son Louis from his second marriage to Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz, who he divorced in 2007 before he met Carla Bruni.