She's been covering up her pencil slim figure in looser clothing, and placing a shawl over her tummy when photographers are around.
Now, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has all but confirmed rumours that she's expecting at the age of 43 – by saying she can't talk about the topic.
The comments came when six readers of Le Parisien newspaper were invited to the Elysee Palace to interview the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Asked by one directly if she is pregnant, the Premiere Dame declined to answer.
"If you'll allow me, I'd rather not answer these questions about my family.
"I'd love to talk to you woman to woman about my family life, my personal dreams – and I'm really a very chatty person.
"But on this subject, I'm going to keep quiet."
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