While the 55-year-old flamboyant President is said to be romancing his 40-year-old Ecology Minister, also a karate champion, his 43-year-old wife is rumoured to be involved with Benjamin Biolay, a mop-haired pop star six years her junior.
In fact, the suggestion that the First Couple are both having affairs first emerged on microblogging website Twitter, and was followed by a media report in the Sunday newspaper le Journal du Dimanche, the British media reported.
The newspaper wrote “It’s the gossip of the moment that could become the story of the year. A romance is said to have started a few weeks ago between the First Lady of France and music award winner Benjamin Biolay.
“The rumour started on Twitter and is now on blogs and websites everywhere. It says the presidential marriage is breathing its last breaths. Bruni is in love with Benjamin Biolay and the President has found solace with Jouanno.”
Even French web magazine ‘suchablog.com’ alleged that Bruni had been a close friend of Biolay for many years and was now unofficially living with him at his flat in Paris.
And, the same story has also been carried by other established news sites like ‘Yahoo News France’, ‘Le Post’ and ‘Agoravoxtv’, as well as TV news channel ‘i-Tele’.