Bumping along nicely: Carla Bruni on holiday

Since rumours began that she's expecting, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been careful to cover her midriff with loose fitting clothes that would disguise her condition.

But there was no diguising the obvious as she holidayed in the South of France with her husband, French President  Nicolas Sarkozy this week.

The model-turned-singer looked healthy and happy as she strolled along beside the sea with her beloved.

After walking hand-in-hand to a secluded beach in Bormes Les Mimosas, the two went for a peaceful swim in the Mediterranean. 


Pal Sarkozy, the President's father, let the pregancy news slip to a German newspaper in May. The ecstatic grandfather-to-be revealed that the couple do not wish to know the sex of the baby.

He is sure, however that his granchild will be a girl "as beautiful as Carla."

Despite already looking very pregnant, Carla is rumoured to be due in October.