Carla My husband kept me off booze
Former French first lady Carla BruniSarkozy has credited her husband with “saving her from being an alcoholic”.
The Italian- born singer and model, 49, married Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, the year after he became president, and was the focus of a lot of media attention following their wedding.
She said: “Nicolas saved me from being an alcoholic. He never drinks – can you believe it?
“I love wine and I like champagne a lot, but I don’t drink it when it’s the two of us.
“I’m not opening a bottle for me, because it’s not much fun to drink alone.”
Sarkozy remained in office until 2012, when he lost to Francois Hollande.
Carla has just released her first English-language album, French Touch, which features cover versions of songs ranging from Tammy Wynette’s Stand By Your Man to AC/DC’s Highway To Hell and The Rolling Stones’ Miss You.
She said her husband taught her “a lot about warmth and serenity”, adding: “It’s something I have never had before.”
The singer also hit back at people who believe she fell for Sarkozy, 62, because of his position of power.
She said: “Those people who think I love him for his power? Power? They don’t understand my psychology at all.”
Before marrying Sarkozy, Carla was romantical ly linked to Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton.
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