Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gives birth to a daughter, reports say

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his pregnant wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy await the arrival of G8 member state leaders and their spouses for an evening dinner function at Le Ciro's Restaurant at the G8 Summit on May 26, 2011, in Deauville, France. The couple's first child, Giulia Sarkozy, was born on October 19, 2011. Chris Ratcliffe/Pool/Getty Images

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, await the arrival of G8 member state leaders and their spouses for an evening dinner function at Le Ciro's Restaurant at the G8 Summit on May 26, 2011, in Deauville, France.
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(CBS/AP) PARIS - French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has reportedly given birth to a baby girl - the first child born to a sitting president in modern-day France.

French media outlets say that the former supermodel, 43, delivered a daughter at Paris' La Muette maternity clinic on Wednesday.

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President Nicolas Sarkozy, 56, was returning from a meeting in Frankfurt on the euro debt crisis when the child was born around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a BFM report.

Europe 1 radio said the 43-year-old mother was doing well after the birth at the small, private clinic in western Paris.

The baby, whose name is not known, is the first child for the couple. Sarkozy has three sons from two previous marriages, while Bruni-Sarkozy has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Bruni-Sarkozy confirmed the pregnancy in July, calling the impending arrival an "unexpected and unhoped for happiness." Last month, she said that her pregnancy was "unimportant" to the French people and that she would not allow photographs of the child to be published in the press.

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