France’s first lady has complained that she doesn’t get enough sex because her husband has such a busy schedule.
In a revealing new book about Barack Obama’s presidency, it’s claimed that Carla Bruni made the confession to her American counterpart Michelle.
She reportedly said that Nicolas Sarkozy is too busy running the country to make love to her as much as she’d like.
The author Jonathan Alter also included an anecdote in his book The Promise: President Obama, Year One that suggested the French couple were late to a meeting with a head of state because they were getting jiggy.
"Bruni wanted to know if, like the Sarkozys, Michelle and the president had ever kept anyone waiting that way," he wrote. "Michelle laughed nervously and said no."
Ms Bruni is a former model, having worked for fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Chanel and Versace. She married the French president in February 2008.