Palace Intrigue

Sarkozy, Bruni Both Having Affairs?

A French leader with a mistress? Say it ain’t so! European news outlets are buzzing with rumors that, in decades past, would have been shrugged at: Both President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni are allegedly having affairs. The French paper Journal Du Dimanche and website both claim that Sarkozy has been seeing Chantal Jouanno on the side and that Bruni is “unofficially living with” the musician Benjamin Biolay in Paris. Sarkozy’s spokesman says he has “absolutely no comment” on the rumors.