The model wife: How Carla fell in love with a president and became his greatest asset
People were taken aback when they started stepping out. But Carla – used to the controversy and excitement of the fashion world - wasn't fazed. She understood, perfectly, she said.
"I realised people were shocked when I first started dating, because presidents don't date and I understand that," she said.
But the blue-eyed beauty was in no hurry to make things more official.
"We can date forever, we don't have to get married," she said during the early days of the courtship