Sarko's Ex-Wife Ties Knot in New York City

Marries on-off beau in glitzy wedding at the Rainbow Room
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2008 8:14 AM CDT
Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz, left, ex-wife of French President Nicholas Sarkozy, arrives with Richard Attias for the evening performance of the play "Mama Mia" in New York, on Saturday, March 22. 2008.    (AP Photo/Frances Roberts)
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(Newser) – Just six months ago she was France's first lady, but last night the ex-wife formerly known as Cecilia Sarkozy became the new wife of her on-again, off-again beau Richard Attias in New York's legendary Rainbow Room, reports the AP. The glitzy affair capped three days of parties and came just a month after Sarko got himself hitched to former model Carla Bruni.

Cecilia briefly left Sarkozy for Attias in 2005, then returned after a few months during the French election. Her new nuptials were no secret, but few details have emerged since Versace earned the bride’s ire by revealing it would be dressing the couple. Sarkozy’s wedding to Bruni was decidedly lower-key, reports the Independent, perhaps to fend off his nickname, “President Bling-Bling.”