Friday, March 12, 2010

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni: Rumored Affairs

With reported affairs on both sides of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the French First Lady Carla Bruni's marriage, Richard Roth of CBS News Online reports on the internet based French fidelity rumors. Watch the video about the French First Couple's reaction about the stories that appeared in the media.

On recent days both the print media and electronic media have been filled with rumours emerging from France about the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy that both of them have been having affairs, after a tweet was posted on Twitter. It was followed by roumours in other news media and a report in a French Sunday newspaper.

The first post on Twitter alleged that Mrs. Bruni-Sarkozy had become ‘romantically involved’ with Benjamin Biolay, the popular French musician and a winner at France's recent Victoires de la Musique awards. The roumours then claimed that ‘the jilted Mr. Sarkozy had swiftly found solace in the arms of his 40-year-old ecology minister Chantal Jouanno’, who is also a French karate champion.

During his current visit to the U.K., Mr. Sarkozy travelled without his wife Carla Bruni, who was a former super model. She had accompanied Mr. Sarkozy on his earlier visit to U.K. after he became the French President.

During a joint press conference at Downing Street with the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Mr. Sarkozy was asked about the speculation that his marriage was in trouble. The French President angrily reacted to the journalist for asking about rumours about his marriage to Carla Bruni, and rubbished it calling the journalist’s question idiotic, the news media reported.

Mr. Sarkozy told the journalist, "You must know very little about what the President of the Republic actually has to do all day long. I certainly don't have time to deal with these ridiculous rumours, not even half a fraction of a second.” He added, “I love Britain - don't make me bite back those words.”

However, Mr. Brown tried to change the mood at the conference by sharing his own thoughts on the British media, by saying, ‘I have been able to tell Nicolas that I don't believe everything that I read in the British press.’

According to media reports on Thursday, the French President had asked his wife Carla Bruni, who was reported to have been holidaying in Thailand to end her break in there and to return home and he chartered a plane to bring her back home.

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