Carla Bruni has further fuelled speculation that she is pregnant by cancelling her appearance at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The former model and singer has a part in Woody Allen's latest film Midnight in Paris and was due to attend the prestigious festival to promote the romantic comedy.
However the French First Lady told RTL Radio: "I was dreaming of going to Cannes but I cannot go for personal reasons and for professional reasons, unfortunately."
Rumours that the 43-year-old is expecting her first child with husband President Nicolas Sarkozy have emerged in recent weeks.
Carla already has nine-year-old son Aurelien from a previous relationship.
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