Sarkozy Steps Out With Singer/Model

French prez takes new flame for a ride—at Disneyland Paris

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 17, 2007 9:39 AM CST

(Newser) – The Nicolas Sarkozy soap opera’s latest turn involves Mickey Mouse. The recently divorced French president strolled Disneyland with Italian pop singer Carla Bruni on Saturday, provoking a hail of gossip, AFP reports. The president’s office was officially mum, but one magazine editor said Bruni told him personally “that from now on, it would become an affair, a public love story.”

The two are planning an intimate birthday party for Bruni, who toiled as a supermodel before turning to music. A source told the Daily Mail they are “very close indeed,” though they merely walked together at the suburban Paris theme park. They want things out in the open, a celebrity-magazine editor says: “Otherwise, I do not see why they would have gone to watch the Mickey Mouse parade.”

Italian former top model and singer Carla Bruni performs at the Victoires de la Musique 2004 awards ceremony at the Zenith, in Paris in this Feb. 28, 2004 file photo. Recently divorced French President...   (Associated Press)
Model Carla Bruni arrives for amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS event, during the 60th International Cannes film festival in Mougins, southern France, on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)   (Associated Press)
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy smiles at Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, unseen, waiting for him outside Lisbon's 16th century Jeronimos Monastery for the signing ceremony of the EU's Treaty...   (Associated Press)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy runs across the steps of the Elysee Palace, coming back from a jogging in Paris, in this May 17, 2007, file photo. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/FILE)   (Associated Press)
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