The ex-model has kept us guessing for three weeks since the rumors first surfaced — and it’s taken her father-in-law to finally let the big secret slip!
The baby will be Carla‘s first with French president Nicolas Sarkozy, whom she married three years ago — and the couple’s fifth altogether!
“Neither wants to know the gender beforehand, but I’m certain it will be a girl, and beautiful like Carla,” Pal Sarkozy tells German newspaper Bild.
That could just be wishful thinking — the couple already have FOUR sons between them! Carla, 43, has a ten-year-old from a previous relationship and the 56-year-old president has three sons from his first marriage.
No one in France will be surprised by the baby news — the First Lady has been dropping hints for months, appearing in a string of loose-fitting outfits and skipping the Cannes Film Festival for “personal and professional reasons.”
She’s also refused to deny she’s pregnant when pressed for an answer by French reporters. When one recently asked her outright, she replied, “If you’ll allow me, I’d rather not answer these questions about my family.”
Cynics have suggested the baby may be a plan to boost Sarkozy’s waning popularity in the French press — but we think it’s great news regardless.
Congratulations Carla and Nicolas — and good luck with the presidential baby!
— Ian Garland