Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni have welcomed their first child together.
The French First Lady gave birth to a baby girl on 19 October at the Clinque de la Muette in Paris, according to Le Figaro.
No further details about the pair or the child have been released.
This is the first time a French president has become a father while in office since Napoleon’s rule.
Bruni, who confirmed her pregnancy back in July, told Sept a Huit last month that she would do everything to protect her child, insisting that no photos of the baby will be published:
“I understand the media interest, and I don’t see any inconvenience in it for myself or my husband, but when it concerns the children, it’s not impossible.
“I will do everything to protect this infant, and I’ll be absolutely rigorous. I will never show photos of this child. I will never expose this child.”
Sarkozy and Bruni met in 2007 and married several months later at Élysée Palace in Paris.