February 2008 - Present Carla Bruni married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008, just months after the two met at a dinner party.Their marriage has been plagued with rumors of infidelity, which both parties have denied.
Bruni grew up in France from the age of 7, and attended the boarding school Château Mont-Choisi in Lausanne, Switzerland.
She went to Paris to study art and architecture, but left school at 19 to become a model.
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Inc., came across her picture among composite cards of aspiring models and chose her to model with Estelle Lefébure in campaigns for Guess? Bruni subsequently worked for designers and fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Yves Saint-Laurent, Shiatzy Chen, Chanel and Versace. Every year the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) recognize the success of ten emerging artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album.
The new book, which is published by Flammarion, suggests that Miss Bruni views her husband as a "man even more unpredictable than her".
She was particularly angry when he started flirting with the British actress Catherine Zeta-Jones during a dinner in New York, says the book.I do respect and understand the will of those who have chosen for the future other political leaders than me.Among the boyfriends is an unnamed Paris plastic surgeon who had a professional and personal "relationship" with Miss Bruni, a self-styled "tamer of men", for more than 20 years.When Remmert met Marisa Borini at a concert in Turin, he was a 19-year-old classical guitarist, and their affair lasted six years.Bruni is heiress to the fortune created by the Italian tire manufacturing company CEAT, founded in the 1920s by her legal grandfather, Virginio Bruni Tedeschi.; born 23 December 1967), is an Italian-French singer-songwriter and model.