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Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy Affair Rumors

Do You Care About the Love Lives of Public Figures?


If French blogs are to be believed, France's first couple (and one of our faves) is in the midst of not one, mais two affairs. Rumor has it that Carla Bruni has fallen for French singer Benjamin Biolay, while President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken up with a right-wing politician/karate expert. But don't expect a reliable news agency to find out if it's true. The legitimate French press is indifferent about illegitimate relationships of politicians, partially due to strict privacy laws, but also thanks to the view that it's not newsworthy. We know the American press loves it some affairs, whether they involve golf stars or presidents. Do you wish the US was blasé like the French, or are you happy to be filled in on the rumors, true or not?

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looseseal looseseal 7 years
Generally, the less I hear about these things, the better. But I do enjoy all the mockery of people who behaved like asshats on shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. When Colbert Report showed one clip of one of Tiger Wood's skanks saying she is sooo hurt because she thought she was the only mistress and the studio audience already starts laughing before Colbert even delivers the punchline? That was golden. I think the punchline was something like: "How dare he betray the sacred bond between man and mistress?" (not the exact wording, but close enough) Ah, perfection.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I do care, not because I think that it will affect me, I care because it is entertaining.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
As a general rule, no. However, a few remain that pique my interest.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
*(house)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Yeah if there's a death in the family or they're hospitalized or some nut broke into their hose and stole their panties. But when it comes to the play by play on their intimate relationships no not really.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Sometimes I do care. If they're willing to cheat on their spouses (the ones they love), it makes you wonder what other things they would be dishonest about (if they're political). As a public figure, you know the standards you're held to, so if one can't handle it, probably a good idea to step out of the spotlight.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Generally no
weffie weffie 7 years
I agree with socalbeachgal, we should only worry about things that affect their position or the people under their power, not their marriages.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
A relationship between two people should stay between two people.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i care when it's juicy gossip...i'm surprised people in France don't care at all...i thought it was human nature to gossip
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
No, I don't care to hear about them. It's their private life, NOT business that they're handling for the public. Therefore it should not concern anyone who has a life.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I don't care if they are having an affair, just when they lie about it or neglect their job.
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