The world is yet to receive official confirmation of Carla Bruni’s pregnancy.
But it’s become quite clear that France’s first lady is expecting a baby – as recent holiday pictures prove.
The 43-year-old is currently enjoying a romantic beach break with her husband Nicolas Sarkozy at Fort de Bregancon, a presidential retreat on the Mediterranean coast.
And her rounding tummy was undeniable as she took a dip in the ocean wearing a bikini.
Carla and Nicolas seem to be making the most of their time together before the arrival of their child, rumoured to be in October.
They have been seen in a series of embraces during their vacation, and the French president was pictured protectively placing his arm around his wife’s waist as they headed into the sea.
The Sarkozys' new arrival will be Carla’s second child – she has a ten-year-old son Aurelien from a previous relationship.
Her husband is already a father to three sons, Pierre, Jean and Louis.
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