France’s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy divides opinions. Also because about a year ago he was even sentenced to imprisonment for illegal campaign financing. For his wife Carla Bruni, however, he is “great love”, as she now frankly explains.

Carla Bruni and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy have been married since 2008. The singer rarely speaks in public about her marriage to the ex-head of state. Now, however, she made an exception in an interview with the French magazine “Elle” and raved about her life with the 67-year-old. “There is a great bond between us,” says the musician in the conversation.

Bruni further explains: “Today I am much calmer in this life with my husband.” He was “the most reassuring man I’ve ever met,” said the singer. “I depend on this love.”

Before she met Sarkozy, she always fled from it, explains the now 54-year-old. “I didn’t want to commit myself except to my son’s father and then to him, the only man I’ve ever married.” Bruni brought son Aurélien (21) into the marriage from her previous relationship with Raphaël Enthoven.

“Great love” is like a “protective space” for her, says Bruni. “If you lose it, you will perish.” In her opinion, life is all the more exciting when you only have one man by your side. “Because you focus on him. That takes up three quarters of my time.” Things haven’t changed much for her in the past 20 years, “I still enjoy physical love.”

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni have been married since February 2008. They have had their daughter Giulia since 2011. Sarkozy also has sons Pierre (37), Jean (36) and Louis (25) from his two previous marriages.

The ex-president of France has faced a number of problems in the recent past. In September 2021, he was sentenced to one year in prison without parole. The allegation was for illegal campaign financing. The sentence was to be carried out in the form of electronically monitored house arrest. His wife Carla Bruni stood by him during this time.