How is the football legend who is launching a café in Dubai, connected to a Nobel Peace Prize winner? And where do the Pope and a European president fit in?
May 20, 2009 4:57 by Aarti Nagraj
Sarkozy assumed office as French President in May 2007. But along with his political life, his personal life constantly occupies the spotlight. After a bitter divorce with Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz in 2007, he married former Italian model Carla Bruni in February 2008 at the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the president.
This week, a video in which Carla Bruni calls Sarkozy ‘my little darling’ and pats him on the bottom has emerged on the web. Since appearing online, the video has been viewed by millions and caused a sensation. Commentators are split as to whether it has improved the publicity-hungry couple’s image or made a mockery of the president.
In December 2007, Sarkozy formally received the title of Honorary Chanoine of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, which was given to him by the reigning Pope…
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