London, Jan 9 (ANI): France's first lady Carla Bruni was as freaked out as any other woman when it came to turning 40 recently.
The model-turned-singer-songwriter had what she calls "one of those typical midlife things" on the eve of her birthday in December 2007, reports the Daily Express.
"It suddenly hit me that 40 is a symbol of adult life and at the time I really wasn't an adult," she says.
"It made me lose my balance a bit, as I realised I had to be an adult," the stunner added.
"I love spontaneity and I'm a very passionate person," she tells Psychologies magazine.
"Although I've grown up a lot, I hope I will always hold on to that childlike sense of wonder," she concluded. (ANI)