French President Sarkozy, Wife Carla Bruni Welcome Baby Girl 29323

Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, gave birth to a healthy baby girl this week, reports.  The couple married in February 2008, and this is their first child.

Bruni announced her pregnancy in early September, and the couple has vowed to maintain the highest level of privacy for their new family.

This morning the French president spoke to reporters of his "deep joy" at the birth, but he refused to reveal the child's name, the Daily Mail reports.  "All of you who are parents can understand the very deep joy that Carla and I feel. Each one of you can also understand that it's an even deeper joy because it is private," he said.