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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: My Music Keeps My Husband Up at Night

09/17/2008 at 09:55 AM EDT

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: My Music Keeps My Husband Up at Night
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
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France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy likes to make sweet music in the presidential palace.

But in a BBC television interview to promote her new album, Comme Si De Rien N'Etait (As If Nothing Had Happened), the former model, 39, admitted the tunes floating through the Élysée Palace can interrupt her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy, 53.

"I play it at home and I disturb him with it in the middle of the night," the Bob Dylan fan told Later . . . with Jools Holland of her husband since February. (View the video here).

During the interview, Holland also asked Bruni-Sarkozy about her husband's opinion of her tunes. He is "really kind" about it, she said. "He listens to all my doubts."

She also explained that she keeps her music career separate from her First Lady duties: "I play my music and then I go with my husband when he needs me."

And when Holland suggested Bruni-Sarkozy had been in love a lot – she has a son, Aurélien, 7, from a previous relationship and has been linked to Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton in the past – he wondered whether she had any advice on the subject. "To keep being in love," she answered. "It is the nicest thing that can happen to a human being."

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