Carla Bruni Ready for More Children

03/04/2009 at 01:00 PM EST

Carla Bruni Ready for More Children
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
Philippe Wojazer/AP
If Carla Bruni has her way, she'll be adding to France's First Family.

"I would very much like to have a second child, but don't know if my age will permit me," Bruni, 41, tells the newspaper Le Figaro. The former model, who married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008, already has an 8-year-old son from a previous relationship.

"If it isn't biologically possible, then I'd adopt one," she says. "I'm not someone who's obsessed by bloodline. I think you can forge a strong bond without that."

Her maternal instinct is so strong, says Bruni, "If someone deposited my son Aurelian in a basket before my door like in fairytales, I'd have loved him just the same.

"To be someone's mother is everyday, not just the first nine months, and it has to last an entire life. In that way, maybe adoption is the purest form of motherhood."

Bruni admits she's aware of the public's keen interest in the Bruni-Sarkozy brood. Collectively they already have a large family that also includes her husband's three children from his two previous marriages.

"I would love to have a child [biologically]," says Bruni, "but I'm not going to fight against nature. I already have one and my husband has three, so you couldn't say we're in desperate need of children."

Bruni's entire interview will be published in the newspaper's Madame Figaro supplement on Saturday.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters