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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy confirms pregnancy

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at a luncheon for the wives attending the G8 Summit in Deauville, France, May 26, 2011. Getty

(CBS) It's been talked about for a few months, and now French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has officially confirmed the news: She's pregnant.

While talking about her new album, the 43-year-old singer and former model described her impending arrival to the newspaper Nice-Matin (excerpted by the New York Post) as an "unexpected and unhoped for happiness."

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"I made an album, but it is not quite finished because of this future unexpected and unhoped for happiness," she said.

When asked about the gender of her baby, Bruni-Sarkozy replied, "That, I don't even know myself."

The announcement comes just a few days after she was photographed flaunting her baby bump in a bikini while vacationing with husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in Fort de Bregancon.

She also showed off her distinct pregnancy curves in May while hosting a luncheon for the wives attending the G8 Summit in Deauville, France.

The baby will be the couple's first child together. Sarkozy, 56, has three sons from two previous marriages, while Bruni has a 10-year-old son with French philosopher Raphael Enthoven.

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