It’s official, the President of the Republique will soon lose his reluctant First Lady. And by soon, we mean a matter of weeks. As first reported on PetiteBrigitte (ok, well maybe we didn’t break the story), CC and Sarko are moving ahead with le divorce. An announcement just came from their spokesperson.
Parisian media outlets are practically silent on the matter, only reporting the hard facts– such as their trip before a divorce judge yesterday afternoon. It’s is a refreshingly departure from what would be going on if this were America or the UK.
When reporter Peter O’Neill asked a French journalist about their reserve on the matter, the man sniffed that the media here consider it beneath them to engage in “smear journalism and paying sources.”
“French journalists, unlike Anglo-Saxon journalists, believe that full disclosure is not desirable,” said Loic Hervouet, Radio France internationale’s ombudsman, in a story published on the France 24 all-news TV station’s website. “Such information is considered pure fluff.”
Well folks, I know you are on this site only for le fluff, so here’s what we know:
- They haven’t been living together since July 14. During the Bastille Day parade, Sarko tried to take his wife’s hand, and she resolutely refused. Fiesty!
- Another woman? Possible. Sarko has been spending a lot of quality time with his Minister of Justice, Rachida Dati. They watched rugby together last weekend, and visited Camp David last month. Hushed rumors are making their way out of the Presidential offices. CC refused to appear on a talk show that was also featuring Rachida as the main guest.
- Another man? Likely. CC is a free spirit. She had an affair 2 years ago with a PR exec, and moved in with him in NYC for 6 months (Sarko had an affair at the same time). Rumors are abundant that she has a lover this time, and that she was with him this weekend in Geneva.
PetiteB is bringing you more rampant speculation as details become available…
Sarko & Rachida. New amour?