Thursday, July 10, 2008

French first lady renounced her Italian citizenship


French first lady Carla Bruni renounced her Italian citizenship in order to obtain the French citizenship. Wow. As a citizen of Europe she could have keep it and still be able to live in France.

A little backgroup:
French first lady, Carla Bruni, is an Italian singer and composer and she used to be a supermodel. She got married to the French president in February 2008 after only 3 months of courting.

Apparently her artist life continues as she will release her new album "Comme si de rien n'etait" (As if nothing had happened) on 11 July. Fans can login to her website to listen to the 14 tracks for free.

Well I don't know which country has a first lady who used to a supermodel, and I'm curious as how well she sings. I asked my carpool buddies whether they are going to support their first lady, as all the sales will go to the charity. Their answers were a plain "no" as they have no interest on their first lady's affair. Maybe she will gain some support from the die hard supporters of the president.


  1. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Hi Bee Ean,

    I'm not following much of French politics. I wondered why she denounced her nationality. It's her roots right? Other people wanted so much to maintain their heritage/roots yet some wanted to denounce it :-P I guessed as outsiders or guests in France, we just sit and watch the 'plays' :-)

    tout a l'heure

  2. From my opinion, it might not look good if as a first lady she is not even a French. She is probably trying to prove that she loves France and that she is willing to give up other thing for this country. I thought that she could have asked for double citizenship but probably Italy does not allow it.

  3. Hmmmm.. I know that Malaysia doesn't alloe dual citizenship.. how stupid....:(
    Anyway, never have I come across a First Lady like her background