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
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