Carla Bruni took to her Instagram on Wednesday to share a rare photo of the love of her life — daughter Giulia Sarkozy. Alongside a stunning photo of her and husband Nicolas Sarkozy's six-year-old strolling on a beach at sunset, the former first lady of France wrote: ”Beauty and tenderness ❤️❤️❤️ Giulia au crépuscule 🌅 #aboutlastnight #heavenonearth#loveofmylife.” Carla is also a mother to 16-year-old son Aurelien, whom she shares with her former partner Raphaël Enthoven.
VIEW GALLERY Carla shared a stunning photo of her daughter at sunset Photo: Instagram/carlabruniofficial
Carla was 43 when she gave birth to her second child. She later admitted that it was a "very fragile time" in her life. The former catwalk model said that carrying Giuilia while her husband was embarking on another presidential campaign was difficult, but made harder by her age. "I was dead," she told Vanity Fair magazine in 2013. "Breast-feeding the little girl, waking up every two hours at night because she was hungry. Having children when you're older is not easy."
VIEW GALLERY The model is married to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images
The Turin-born singer, 49, also admitted that she felt "fat and ugly" after giving birth and struggled to lose her baby weight. "It was exactly at the time of my life when I would beg not to be photographed," she said. "It becomes like a war." But Carla also spoke about the joy Giulia had brought to the couple's lives. "She is so Sarkozy," she said. "Nicolas has found his master. I think between our age and the fact that she's a girl, we're both melting, basically, you know?"