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Ms Lahouri says that both she and Mr Sarkozy are constantly on guard for other lovers too, and that Miss Bruni is particularly wary of Mr Sarkozy's past record of marital infidelity.
He infamously cheated on both of his first two wives, and was described by one as someone who "loves no-one but himself".
Around the this time, political biographer Valerie Benaim wrote a book called 'Carla and Nicolas: the real story' in which she discussed Carla's numerous 'secret' lovers including English rock stars Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton.
'At the time Carla was very much a left-winger with plenty of friends in the Socialist Party.
He is believed to regularly meet Miss Bruni in Paris to administer a range of products, including botox injections, aimed at keeping her looking as young as possible.
She went to Paris to study art and architecture, but left school at 19 to become a model.
Paul Marciano, president and creative director of Guess?
Inc., came across her picture among composite cards of aspiring models and chose her to model with Estelle Lefébure in campaigns for Guess? Bruni subsequently worked for designers and fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Yves Saint-Laurent, Shiatzy Chen, Chanel and Versace. Every year the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) recognize the success of ten emerging artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album.
But it is Miss Bruni's extraordinary personal life which has caused the most friction between her and Mr Sarkozy.
A few weeks before their marriage in February 2008 she told a magazine "monogamy bores me".