Carla My hus­band kept me off booze

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

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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