Carla Bruni`s non-denial sparks pregnancy rumours
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 15:31
London: French First Lady Carla Bruni's refusal to comment on queries about pregnancy has added fuel to recent rumours that she is expecting her first child with President Nicolas Sarkozy.

During an interview with leading French newspaper 'Le Parisien', 43-year-old Bruni was asked directly if she was expecting. The rumours only emerged last week after she was pictured apparently sporting a bump.

But rather than issuing a straight denial, she teasingly said that she would "remain tight-lipped about that to protect something".

"If you'll allow me, I'd rather not answer these questions about my family. I am remaining tight-lipped about that to protect something," the 'Daily Mail' quoted Bruni as saying.

During the interview, the former Italian supermodel referred to her 56-year-old husband's career as a reason not to discuss her pregnancy.

"Around 180 per cent of the time my husband is dealing with his country. He only talks about that. He does nothing else. He's obsessed by that," she said.

Bruni added: "In addition, I'm very talkative. But then, I'm kind of lips sealed. Not out of arrogance or out of a taste for secrecy. My lips are sealed to protect something and to protect all the work he does.

"It's not even to protect my privacy, which is also a curious little term. I would love to talk, but after it takes the entire space. And it involves other people. So I do not answer."


First Published: Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 15:31

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