Nicolas and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
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10/19/2011 AT 04:00 PM EDT
French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth to a daughter – her first child with French President Nicolas Sarkozy – on Wednesday in Paris, Le Figaro reports
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