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Carla leans the other way, politically

world Updated: Jun 24, 2008 01:01 IST
Carla leans the other way

Six months after her wedding with the French President and barely 10 days after news broke about her music album where she compared him to Class A drugs, supermodel Carla Bruni has admitted having issues with her “conservative” hubby’s “right-wing politics.”

In an interview to French newspaper the Liberation, Bruni has said that she is “instinctively left-wing” and does not subscribe to the ideology of her 53-year-old husband.

“My instinctive reflexes are Left wing... I am not joined at the hip with (my husband’s) politics. I get the impression that people who are completely one side or another only think with one part of their brain,” British newspaper Daily Telegraph quoted Bruni as telling Liberation.

But despite their political differences, she added: “If he ever stood for election again, I would still vote for him.”
The 40-year-old French First Lady, who once famously declared her aversion to monogamy, has also said that she took the help of an adviser to avoid shocking “conservative people” who came from “a world that’s completely alien to me.” “(They) were deeply shocked by the arrival on the scene of a girl who is not French, not married, free to have been what she was, with a child. But my husband doesn’t correspond to the idea I had of conservatives,” Bruni said.

She has admitted organising dinners with artists to “cultivate” her husband, a TV-addict whose musical tastes stop at Elvis Presley and his French equivalent Johnny Hallyday.