French first lady Carla Bruni is undoubtedly thrilled to have her second child, but the 43-year-old says her second pregnancy is a non-story to the people of France.
“There isn’t much to say,” the wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy recently told BBC News. “So many women are expecting children and giving birth, and it’s so uninteresting for French people.”
Bruni, who fueled pregnancy rumors earlier this year when she shielded her belly in front of photographers, confirmed in July that she was expecting when she flaunted her pregnant stomach in a swimsuit snapshot.
“It’s great news for me, but it’s also something very banal,” the Italo-French songwriter told BBC, adding that her superstitious beliefs have also contributed to her silence on the pregnancy.
“I’m superstitious, so yes, I’ve been very careful,” Bruni said.
Earlier this month, Bruni told TF1 program Sept à huit that she planned to prohibit the press from printing photographs of her baby.
“I will do everything to protect this infant, and I’ll be absolutely rigorous,” Bruni vowed to the network. “I will never show photos of this child. I will never expose this child.” (MORE: Carla Bruni: ‘I will never show photos of this child’)
A proud “mother hen,” Bruni developed her strong views on the matter after taking her firstborn Aurélien on a public date with then-husband-to-be Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008.
“My eldest son was exposed once, not in a public situation but in a private one, and it was a great error,” Bruni said. “I should never have taken my son … I should have foreseen there would be photographers.”