Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni 'both having affairs'

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London, Mar 10 (ANI): There is growing speculation that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are both committing adultery.

Reports of trouble in their paradise first emerged on microblogging website Twitter. It was followed by a report in the Sunday newspaper le Journal du Dimanche.

According to the first 'tweet', Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy was romantically involved with Benjamin Biolay, a musician and a winner at France's recent Victoires de la Musique awards, reports The Telegraph.

Later it was claimed that love-torn Nicolas had found solace in the arms of his ecology minister Chantal Jouanno, 40.

As per suchablog.com, French web magazine, Carla had been a close friend of Biolay for many years and was now unofficially living with him at his flat in Paris.

The rumours were given extra weight after being reported in a blog on the website of Le Journal du Dimanche.

The paper wrote: "It's the gossip of the moment that could become the story of the year.

"A romance is said to have started a few weeks ago between the First Lady of France and music award winner Benjamin Biolay.

"The rumour started on Twitter and is now on blogs and websites everywhere."

The Journal du Dimanche added: "It says the presidential marriage is breathing its last breaths. Carla Bruni is in love with Benjamin Biolay and the president has found solace with Chantal Jouanno."

The story has been published on websites around the world.

Bruni and Sarkozy first met at a Paris dinner party in November 2007. After their whirlwind romance and wedding three months later, regular reports predicted the marriage would only last as long as Sarkozy was President. But this is the first report of a marital crisis.

A spokesman at the Elysee Palace in Paris said that he had "absolutely no comment" to make on the rumours of extra-marital affairs. (ANI)

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