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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Won't "Tempt the Devil" To Have Another Baby

07/29/2008 at 10:00 AM ET

Sarkozy Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has made no secret of her desire to have a baby with husband Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, but she says she won’t pursue fertility treatments to make that dream a reality.  The 40-year-old songstress tells Vanity Fair in its September cover story "if [a baby] comes, I’d be the happiest person in the world, but if it doesn’t come, I’m not going to tempt the Devil." She adds,

I’d love to have children with Nicolas. I hope to, if I am young enough. It would be a dream…If life doesn’t give me another child, well, it has given me so much already.

Carla is already mom to Aurélien Enthoven, her 7-year-old son from a previous relationship; Nicolas, 52, has three children and two step-children from previous marriages.

Source: Vanity Fair; Photo by ELIOT PRESS/Bauer-Griffin.

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carie on

I had to look up that saying, or proverb, I guess….to understand what she meant. At least, I think I get what she means. Sounds like she worries that with using IVF, she could get more than she asked for, i.e., multiples.

Kristen Thomas on

Is her first son’s father Mick Jagger? Or am I confusing one woman with another?

lisa on

Kristen, I think what she meant by that is that she will get pregnant if it is God’s will. To artificially interfere, by using IVF, is tempting the devil.

Ya, I also thought her son was Mick Jagger’s ??

lisa on

Carie, I think what she meant by that is that she will get pregnant if it is God’s will. To artificially interfere, by using IVF, is tempting the devil.

Ya, I also thought her son was Mick Jagger’s ??

carie on

Yes, I know that it has to do with altering fate. And my comment was guessing the context about why she would associate IVF with “tempting the devil,” and since that phrase, from everywhere I read had to do with “idle hands” and that by altering fate, you may get more than you bargained for, I was just saying that maybe in her mind, get more than you ask for or can handle, might mean multiples.

Kate on

No, Mick Jagger is not the father of Carla’s son. His father is a french philospher/academic, I believe.

Mick Jagger does have a young son however, named Lucas. Lucas’s mum is a brazilian woman.

Laura on

My gosh, that woman reminds me of Meredith Grey sometimes! :)

I hope she does manage to have another child; she obviously would like one.

Janis on

I love Carla Bruni’s outlook — very positive, open, full of gratitude.

Sara K. on

I think it’s very similar to my attitude. I am in my thirties & single-if I find someone and we end up having children-great. If not-it wasn’t meant to be.

Petra on

I don’t think it has anything to do with the fear of multiples. I simply think she wants to let the nature take its course. I’m sure that if she got pregnant with twins naturally, she wouldn’t be sad.

Terralynn on

I personally think anyone with a 7 month old son, should not be making statements like that if they have no idea what they are talking about..Some women want a child so bad they are willing to temp the devil..Me included. And I feel if God has anything to do it there would not be Reproductive Endocrinologists on this planet to make it happen. Were they not created by God to..Something about that statement really annoyed me. And I don’t want to hear anymore God’s will statements unless you are in the situation dealing with it. Infertility is a disease, no different from a dysfunctional heart or kidney. If your ovaries are dysfunctional you go to a doctor to make them work. Should heart patients let themselves die because it is God’s will?

suzanne g. on

The father of Carla Bruni’s son, Aurelien Enthoven, is the philosophy professor and talk-show host (books, politics, philosophy) Raphael Enthoven, who’s about 5 years younger than Carla. There is some controversy as to whether Bruni was involved with Raphael’s father Jean-Paul, a pre-eminent philosopher and book editor. Jean-Paul invited Bruni on a vacation to North Africa where she first met his son, Raphael, Raphael’s wife and two young sons. However, Carla has recently denied anything but a friendship with Jean-Paul. She stated something along the lines of ” . . . I didn’t sleep with Jean-Paul, not even for a minute.”

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