Sarko Eyes $13.5M Love Pad—Next Door to Bruni's Ex

French first lady and Rolling Stone could soon be living in same building
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 9:10 AM CDT
French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, right, puts her hand on the neck of her husband French President Nicolas Sarkozy during arrivals at the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany on April 3, 2009.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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(Newser) – French president Nicolas Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni are in the market for a “love nest,” and they’ve set their sights on the former abode of Yves Saint Laurent. The only potential complication? The $13.5 million property is just downstairs from Bruni’s ex, Sir Mick Jagger, the Times reports—and buying it could be risky for Sarkozy, who is trying to shed the nickname of “President Bling-Bling.”

“Carla was a close personal friend of Yves and would relish moving into his flat with her husband,” a source tells the Daily Mail. “They want a little love nest where they can get away from the hurly burly of the Elysée, and Yves’s place would fit the bill perfectly.”