Nicolas and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Welcome a Daughter
10/19/2011 AT 04:00 PM EDT
Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, who confirmed her pregnancy in July, delivered around 8 p.m. at the Clinique de la Muette after arriving earlier in the day.
The baby girl, whose name is unknown, is the first child born to a ruling French leader since Napoleon.
Prior to giving birth, the singer/actress said she will not be releasing photos of the baby, insisting that the French people would not be interested in them anyway.
Bruni-Sarkozy married the French President, 56, in February 2008. Sarkozy has three children from two previous marriages; Bruni-Sarkozy has one son from a previous relationship.
Reporting by KAREN NICKEL ANHALT and PETER MIKELBANK