Carla Bruni craved cigarettes during pregnancy
Carla Bruni has admitted that she craved for cigarettes when she was pregnant with her first child.
The model said that even though giving birth was 'fulfilling', she enjoyed it less because she had to restrain herself from lighting up.
In an interview the wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy also said that she found breastfeeding "absolutely sensual".
Miss Bruni, 44, gave birth to daughter Giulia in November last year when Mr Sarkozy, 57, was still in office.
Speaking to Vogue, Miss Bruni suggested she appears to have resisted her urge to smoke whilst pregnant, not least because of the health concerns, the Daily Mail reported.
"Pregnancy, giving birth... there are women who like it," she said.
"It is certainly fulfilling - but... In the eighth month, I wanted to go on a trampoline, smoke cigarettes."
In the interview Miss Bruni said her verdict on giving birth was that it was a "sort of fabulous miracle".
She said: "It's always astounded me to have succeeded at having kids. It's crazy!
"Perhaps the little girl inside me did not ever imagine being able to incarnate that reality'.
They key to a good relationship, according to Miss Bruni, is "intimacy" which she describes as "the geographical sharing of the physical life" even if it is just sleeping or eating together.