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Heading into the festival, expectation was high that Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy, would walk the red carpet at the movie’s premiere Wednesday. But Bruni-Sarkozy has said they won’t attend.

In an interview Tuesday on RTL radio, Bruni-Sarkozy said she regretted missing the festival, but “I unfortunately can’t do it for personal and also for professional reasons.”

French media have speculated that Bruni-Sarkozy may be pregnant. She has declined to discuss the issue, but her absence from Cannes only fanned the flames of the pregnancy rumors.