their love and family holidays in Greece

It was a big part of the Sarkozy family that started the nine-day cruise. A first for the former president, who has yet to take a vacation with his three sons and his daughter. The conductor of this family vacation, Carla has only one wish: harmony around her man

Is he just imagining things? Twenty years ago, Carla Bruni was preparing to release her first album, with a lack of starters. Will his songs find an echo? Will they seduce a restricted audience or invade radio stations? He honestly didn’t know. She, the former model, does not have a card. The one that allows you to be taken seriously, to be accepted with kindness in the media “that matters”.

So Carla gave her first interviews, strongly defending the songs that describe her close loves, the light of love and the loneliness that follows. The 33-year-old young woman, who knows the power of attracting a smile like a body, reveals herself like never before. With disarming sincerity and charm. She then fell in love with Raphaël Enthoven, the father of her son Aurélien, whom she had just given birth to. Marianne Faithfull was hosted in her large apartment on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, she received journalists, sitting at her coffee table. When asked about the rest of her career, Carla replied: “I don’t know what life has in store for me. And that’s what makes it exciting: this endless leap into the unknown. »

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They faced the judicial machine as if nothing had happened. Not the type to say ‘it’s not okay’

Twenty years later, we find him in paradise: on a boat sailing from island to island around the Peloponnese, accompanied by all his recomposed tribe and Nicolas Sarkozy, the man of his life (and independent director of the Lagardère group, owner of Paris Match. ). He is the one who wants to organize all this trip: it is the first time since his meeting with the President of the Republic, in 2007, that he went on vacation with his four children. Twelve people flew to Athens on July 13, accompanied by two bodyguards seconded to the service of the former President of the Republic. Jean Sarkozy, his wife Jessica and their two children, Solal and Lola, Pierre Sarkozy and his partner, Louis Sarkozy and his fiance Natali Husic, Giulia Bruni-Sarkozy accompanied by one of his friends, Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni, since their arrival. in Greece, boarded a yacht rented for nine days and able to accommodate the entire smala. First in the canal, then in the Gulf of Corinth, where every night the ship docks on the mainland.

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After several days of cabotage, the tribe stopped at the island of Kefalonia before sailing to Zakynthos. Far from the Cyclades and the tourist islands, the Sarkozys want a leisurely vacation, divided between swimming for the woman and the children, and reading on the deck for the gentleman. At 67, the fiery former head of state had to do the unthinkable: leave his phone away from him. And take advantage of his people. Because, the year 2022 was not the most peaceful for the former tenants of the Élysée, after two highly publicized trials in 2021, in which the former president was convicted and appealed. “During this entire legal period, Carla was his pillar, said a relative of the couple. He did everything to make his life easier, convinced that even the judges were ready to do everything to get his skin. »

Happiness floats under the Hellenic flag. In the Gulf of Corinth, July 20.

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Officially retired from political life, Nicolas Sarkozy nevertheless follows the presidential campaign with enthusiasm. Considering Valérie Pécresse next to the plate, he does not consider it useful to support him publicly – a feeling confirmed by the 4.78% obtained by the Republican candidate. In private, the former head of state considers Emmanuel Macron overwhelmed by the events – the result of the legislative election in support – and considers that it would be good for him to listen to him. “Even if the political fight is behind him, he remains enthusiastic about the fate of France, supporting a close friend of the former president. So far undecided, he is not disappointed by Macron but not convinced. He knows that his next speech is important. »

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In politics, Carla does not participate. She saw her husband addicted to phone calls with his former lieutenants and watching him watch news channels, chaining political appointments as before. However, unlike François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy refused most media invitations – believing that the word of a former President of the Republic should be unique and above all “useful”. Because, basically, Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy are convinced to face a gaping injustice. “The judicial machine allows the poison of doubt in our lives, Carla told us in January. So she and I face each other. And to cope, we act as if nothing happened. We don’t talk about deadlines, it doesn’t exist in our history. Every day has enough trouble in it. »

He left himself with the unthinkable: leaving his phone away from him

Carla knew that a man, no matter how powerful, could shake or shake all night. Nicolas Sarkozy has the art of not backing down. On March 1, 2021, he was at her side to hear the court condemning her for the first time. He will be there, on January 26, 2022, for the last concert of his tour, in Olympia. “You must understand the meaning of their story with absolute love and infinite admiration, decipher one of their relatives. They have been through incredible things and terrible trials together. And since neither he nor she is the type to speak up when things aren’t going well, they make sure to always look good. A condemned Nicolas never stopped a Carla from singing. Quite the opposite. Even in songs, sometimes, she talks about her pains and her colors – recently Carla wrote a piece called “Injustice”, where she told her four truths of the universe ” want to destroy them”. He has not yet decided if he will include it in his next album…

Music, it will be strictly discussed from the beginning of the school year: the singer began to think about his seventh disc, which he wants to publish in 2023. The former head of state, he faces his next test. “When he’s writing, you don’t have to talk to him,” he told us. Zola seems to be at home…” After “Le temps des tempests” and “Promenades”, Nicolas Sarkozy has just started writing volume 2 of his memoirs on Greece. “It’s good that he is surrounded by his four children, continue this close friend of the couple. It had never occurred to him before to spend so much time with all of them. And that, he knew, was Carla who made it possible. Willfully modest, Nicolas Sarkozy is proud of the careers of his three sons. Jean, after a short political career in the Hauts-de-Seine, preferred to devote himself to his work as a lawyer in the company Realyze – founded by Nicolas Sarkozy with Michel Leibovici and Arnaud Claude in 1987 .He also teaches commercial law at Paris XII University. Pierre continues to make music in the world of hip-hop. Which allows his father to tell him all the bad things he thinks of rappers… As for Louis Sarkozy, he is preparing his wedding with Natali. The son of Cécilia and Nicolas is getting married next October.

And then there’s Giulia. The 10-year-old girl, a dapper blonde, is the sunshine of her parents. Focusing, “he is the opposite of his father’s shady behavior”, we smiled together with the couple. “He never gets angry and even softens it. He only needed to see her to feel the pride of a father in his daughter. »

Recently, Carla was approached by Gims teams to participate in the rapper’s next album.

It was with him that the Sarkozys returned to their home in Paris on July 22. If Carla would have liked to see the Rolling Stones, who performed at the Longchamp racecourse on Saturday 23, she left it, because of love. He did not want to bring Nicolas to such an event. Aurélien liked it. From the 25th, the Sarkozys left the island of Formentera, in Spain. With their friend Christian Clavier, this time, while waiting to reach Cap Nègre, from August 1, and the situation of the Bruni-Tedeschi family. “Nicolas likes the place. He can ride his bike in the morning, people leave him alone, give him a glass of water, while Carla changes the world with her friends. “They will go to the Ramatuelle festival head, either for the piece “Le vertige de Marilyn”, brought by Isabelle Adjani, or for the Calogero concert – with which Carla already works – scheduled for August 12 .

Pursuing the natural, it returns to the end of the guitar neck… Carla composes, for herself as for others. Recently, Gims teams approached him to participate in the rapper’s next album. He also re-signed with Barclay, one of Universal’s record labels. And if he willingly sings at private events, he hopes to embark on a real concert tour in France – the last of which was scuttled by the health crisis.
Always sought after by luxury brands, such as Balenciaga or Bulgari, Carla Bruni adores, at the age of 54, returning for a while to the podiums of her former life and her top model friends of the time. He is the only one who knows how to invent a new life, after experiencing love on a roller coaster. She admits to herself that she is amazed at the ease with which she lives now – even if she pulls her nails out when you get a little too close to “her man”. This “little cheetah” that only he knows how to “stimulate by giving him something to aspire to”, as he sang in his last album.

Gone are the days of doubts and questions. From now on, Carla Bruni assumes. Guarded by a shaken but strong family, he is also the rock of a man who knows that, in life and in death, he can count on him. And that is the best of their victories.

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