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Mr. Sarkozy and Mrs. Bruni-Sarkozy, a former supermodel, were wed in a small private ceremony in the Elysee Palace, the French president’s official residence, in February 2008, less than a year after Mr. Sarkozy took office and fewer than four months after his divorce from his second wife, Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz.

The president has three boys from his two previous marriages, while Mrs. Bruni-Sarkozy has one son from a prior relationship.

Mr. Sarkozy is expected to seek a second mandate in presidential elections six months away. However, recent polls put his chief rival, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, in the lead.