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Sarkozy 'jealous' of Carla's ex Mick Jagger

Published: 10 Jul 2012 11:46 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 Jul 2012 11:10 GMT+02:00

The former president refused to buy a flat with his wife Carla Bruni in Paris, because former boyfriend Mick Jagger owned one next door, a new book says. 

"Nicolas is jealous. He is jealous of Mick Jagger," says a friend of former model Carla Bruni in the book ‘Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger.’

The journalist Christopher Andersen explains that Sarkozy backed out of buying a luxury flat in Paris’s Left Bank because of Mick Jagger, French daily 20 Minutes reports. 

In 2009, the presidential couple were house-hunting in Paris when they almost bought a penthouse once owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. 

"The president fell under the charm of this apartment in Paris," Anderson wrote in his book according to the Daily Mail. 

"But as they were preparing to buy it, his security detail informed him that the Rolling Stones singer owned a flat in the same building."

Apparently, Bruni did not share Sarkozy’s reservations. 

In 2007, Carla Bruni was also quoted as saying she had stayed "very close" to Mick Jagger. 

"I’m proud people now me as his former mistress. It’s not as if I had a fling with Pinochet or Mussolini," she said, 20minutes reports.

Clea Caulcutt (news.france@thelocal.com)

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