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French First Lady Bruni Gives Birth To Girl

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy share a laugh. (file photo)
Reports from Paris say Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has given birth to a baby girl.

The 43-year-old French first lady and supermodel is reported to have given birth late on October 19 at a private clinic in the French capital. The baby's name was not immediately released.

The infant is the first baby born to a sitting president of modern-day France.

Reports say Sarkozy was not present at the hospital when the baby was born but arrived there shortly after the birth, after returning from eurozone crisis talks in Germany.

It is the first child of the Italian-born Bruni and the 56-year-old president, who married in 2008, less than a year after Sarkozy was sworn in as president.

The first lady already has a son from a previous relationship, and the president has three sons from two previous marriages.

compiled from agency reports

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