Au Revoir to France's glam first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

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Au Revoir to France's glam first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Press trailed their every move, and on their return the politician told journalists: "Carla and I have decided not to lie.… It's serious."

The Italian beauty was equally enamoured.

In one magazine interview she enthused about her lover's "youth, his energy, his physical charm — which you could not actually see so much on television — his charisma"