Supermodel-turned-France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is on a whirlwind publicity tour in the United States, appearing Tuesday night on the "Late Show With David Letterman" and this morning on "The Today Show," where she performed a song from her new album.
While in town to promote her album "Comme Si de Rien N'Etait," the Italian-born singer was eager to talk presidential politics as well, telling Letterman that "France is thrilled, delighted," with the election of Barack Obama. "I think the whole world is delighted."
Bruni-Sarkozy, who married French President Nicolas Sarkozy earlier this year, also explained their accelerated courtship.
"You know it's not so comfortable to sort of be dating when you're like the president of France," she told Letterman. "Maybe if he was a doctor or lawyer, we would have been engaged a little longer."
Bruni-Sarkozy, who has been linked to musicians Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, met President Sarkozy at a dinner party last November and married him just three months later.