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Sarkozy asks Bruni to end holiday with lover: Report

world Updated: Mar 11, 2010 20:51 IST
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Miffed at the rumours of her reported extra-marital affair, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is said to have asked his wife Carla Bruni to cut short her holiday in Thailand with her alleged lover, a British newspaper reported on Thursday.

Sarkozy has reportedly chartered a plane to ensure that Bruni came home, The Sun reported.

According to reports, Bruni, 43, was holidaying in Thailand with Benjamin Biolay, a mop-haired pop star six years her junior. The pair are old friends.

Swiss newspaper Tribune de Geneve had reported on Wednesday that Bruni's holiday "was cut short by Nicolas Sarkozy himself".

"The president chartered a plane to bring his wife back to Paris," the Sun quoted the newspaper as saying.

It also said that Bruni has been living with the singer since her return to Paris.

It is rumoured that Sarkozy, 55, is having his own fling with Environment Minister Chantal Jouanno and their romance started when she comforted him while Bruni was in Thailand.

A spokesman for Jouanno, meanwhile, said she was "scandalised by this rumour".

Earlier, French newspaper Journal du Dimanche reported: "The presidential marriage is breathing its last."

Sarkozy and Bruni married in early 2008 after a three-month romance.

Meanwhile, Elysee Palace has confirmed that Bruni "will not be travelling to Britain" along with Sarkozy during his visit to the country on Friday.