Carla Seduced by Sarko's '6 Brains'

France's first lady tells how prez swept her off her feet
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 8:00 AM CDT
Italian-born singer and supermodel Carla Bruni with Nicolas Sarkozy on a visit to Egypt.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – France's first lady spills the beans in a new book about her whirlwind romance with Nicolas Sarkozy when she fell for his brains and his bod, the Times of London reports. Carla Bruni discusses her recording career, her past lovers—including Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton—and how love blossomed after she was invited to a dinner party as a blind date for the French president.

“It all happened suddenly. I wasn't expecting someone so funny, so full of life. I was seduced by his physique and his intelligence,” the former supermodel told the authors of Carla and Nicolas, the True Story. “He has five or six brains which are remarkably irrigated.”