French First Lady Carla Bruni is Expecting a Boy

Celebrity Moms May. 24, 2011 AT 1:03PM
French First Lady Carla Bruni is Expecting a Boy Credit: PHILIPPE WOJAZER/AFP/Getty Images

First the father, and now the best friend -- it seems as if France's first couple just can't avoid skirting the rampant pregnancy rumors any longer.

A source confirmed that French first lady Carla Bruni is expecting a boy with President Nicolas Sarkozy, The Telegraph reported Monday. The news comes a week after Sarkozy's 83-year-old father told reporters that he was "mad with joy" that the couple is expecting a child, an announcement that the president was reportedly "furious" over.

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This will be Bruni's second son, (the former model and singer has a 10-year-old from a previous relationship) and Sarkozy's fourth (he has three sons from two former marriages).

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Jacques Seguela, a close friend of the 56-year-old president, spilled the beans about the sex of the unborn baby during an interview with a Belgian newspaper. According to The Telegraph, "This is not the first time Mr. Seguela has filled the public in on the presidential couple's private lives. In 2009, he gave a blow-by-blow account of how they met at an impromptu 'blind date' soiree, describing the scene as an 'unexpected game of seduction between two wild beasts'."

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Last month, Bruni, 43, fueled the baby rumors during an interview with a Le Parisien reporter. When asked if the answer to whether she's expecting Sarkozy's baby would be known in six months, she giggled and said "Yes!" But in a later interview with Reuters, she kept mum, telling the news outlet, "[It's] not because of arrogance or a desire to be secretive. My lips are sealed to protect something and to protect all the work (Sarkozy) does. I would really like to talk about it, but then it would take over everything else... So I will not answer."

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