Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is reportedly pregnant

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the first lady of France, reportedly is pregnant.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

The Sarkozys have not confirmed the story, but it moved beyond rumor this week when the president's 82-year-old father, Pal, told the German newspaper Bild, "I'm glad to be having a grandchild."

The Italian-born Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, a former model and entertainer, has one child from a previous relationship. Her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, 56, has three children from two previous marriages. The couple married in 2008.

The baby boom doesn't stop in the Elysee Palace. With an average of 2.01 children, the French have one of the highest fertility rates in Europe. The population hit 65 million last year, when 828,000 babies were born in France.