Nicolas Sarkozy vacations with girlfriend Carla Bruni
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been vacationing in Egypt for the past week with his new girlfriend Carla Bruni. The president and his second wife Cecilia only announced their divorce in October after 11 years of marriage.
Sarkozy's relationship with Bruni, heiress to a tyre fortune and whose former boyfriends include rock stars Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, has attracted massive huge media attention in France.
On the official leg of his tour which begins in Cairo on Sunday, Sarkozy will not be accompanied by Bruni whose appearance in a formal capacity alongside her lover could spark outrage in conservative Egyptian society.