Carla Bruni Sarkozy’s sex tapes were stolen


It’s always struck me that French President Nicolas Sarkozy knew what he was getting into when he married Carla Bruni. There’s something almost admirable about Carla’s refusal to be embarrassed by her extensive sexual past, and her two decades of bohemian life. Carla never lied about who she was or what she did – and I, for one, appreciate that.

When she was a model, Carla posed nude many, many times. And before she even met Sarkozy, she had a relationship with a married man, Raphael Enthoven. When they broke up, apparently Raphael still had many photographs and videos of Carla – many of them nudes, or perhaps even a few sex tapes. What to do with a sex tape of yourself with an ex? Raphael decided to hand these items over to his brother, Julien.

Julien’s Paris apartment was just burgled – and the thieves got away with the photographs and the sex tapes. Police are investigating, but people feel strongly that sometime soon, a Carla Bruni sex tape will be leaked.

Hundreds of ‘highly intimate’ images of Carla Bruni and an ex-lover have been stolen during a burglary in Paris. Police fear they could now be made public, overshadowing the French First Lady’ s official trip to Spain with her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The photographs and videos were taken during 41-year-old Miss Bruni’s affair with philosopher Raphaël Enthoven – the father of her child, Aurélien, eight.

Thieves broke into the flat of actor Julien Enthoven, who is Raphaël’s younger brother. Raphaël is believed to have entrusted the pictures to his 27-year-old brother because he did not want them to embarrass his new partner – or Mr Sarkozy, said a detective working on the case.

‘The thieves appeared to know exactly what they were looking for – taking highly intimate prints, a camera full of further images, videos, and numerous computer files,’ said the source.

‘They broke into Mr Enthoven’s flat in Rue Dauphine, in the sixth arrondissement, on Sunday night, smashing a window in the sitting room which looks out on to the courtyard. Nobody was at home at the time, and nothing else was taken.’

Police now fear that thieves could take advantage of Miss Bruni’s status as an international sex symbol by selling the pictures for hundreds of thousands of pounds. They could be posted on the web so as to cause maximum embarrassment to Mr Sarkozy, who is only too well aware of his third wife’s colourful past.

As embarrassed French officials tried to play down the burglary as a opportunist one, neighbours in the mansion block where Julien Enthoven lives said it was ‘extremely suspicious’.

‘It’s almost impossible to get into any of the flats here, and burglaries are pretty much unheard of’ said Jean-Frederic Avel, who lives nearby.

‘Nobody heard anything, even though they say a window was smashed in the courtyard. It seems strange that photos of Carla Bruni should have been targeted and then an announcement made about their disappearance.

‘Also, what kind of a person keeps dozens of photographs of his brother’s ex-lover? Something does not add up here.’

Jennifer Scott, another neighbour, said: ‘It was certainly a very strange burglary. Perhaps somebody wanted these pictures out of the way?’

The flat is in a secure block in one of the most upmarket, chic streets on Paris’s Left Bank – an area which is always swarming with police.

Ms Bruni is around a decade older than Raphaël Enthoven, and went out with him until 2007, but the pair never lived together as a conventional family, either with or without their son. Throughout this period, Ms Bruni had to put up with antagonism from Miss Lévy, daughter of famous French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy.

Miss Lévy’s book also portrayed Ms Bruni as ‘a leech of a woman’ who had plastic surgery. Ms Bruni’s ex-lovers including British rock stars Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, as well as a number of other public figures.

‘We are doing everything we can to retrieve the images, and would ask anyone with any information about them to come forward immediately,’ the detective added.

Ms Bruni had been living with the Enthoven’s father, the Paris philosopher Jean-Paul Enthoven, in the later 1990s before cheating on him with his married elder son. Raphaël Enthoven’s ex-wife, the author Justine Lévy, has never forgiven her for the affair – portraying Ms Bruni in a book as a ‘husband stealer’ with a ‘terminator smile’.

Nude pictures of Ms Bruni were released just before a state visit to Britain last year. Since then she has been trying hard to tone down her risqué image. Official pictures of Ms Bruni in her now trademark style – demure designer dresses and low-heeled or flat shoes – have been making front pages and leading TV new bulletins during the current trip to Spain.

The timing of the burglary – on the eve of the official visit – is a cause of deep concern.

[From The Daily Mail]

I love all of the conspiracy theories of the French neighbors – “Maybe Sarkozy burgled the apartment with ninjas!” And then another one chimes in, “No! I heard Bernard-Henri Lévy hired the CIA to do the deal!”

If there really are Carla Bruni sex tapes (very possible, in my opinion), I doubt it will be a huge international scandal. Or am I underestimating this? It will be good gossip, and maybe even a half-decent sex tape… but will it really change international politics? And I doubt President Sarkozy even cares – he knows who he married.

Here’s French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni Sarkozy meeting with the Spanish Royals, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at Zarzuela Palace in Spain yesterday. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Annie says:


    What did we learn?

    Don’t make a sex tape. And if you do, burn it :)

  2. not_a_strawman says:

    “Raphaël is believed to have entrusted the pictures to his 27-year-old brother because he did not want them to embarrass his new partner – or Mr Sarkozy, said a detective working on the case.”


    Right. Instead of just destroying them, which would make WAY too much sense…

  3. Benjamin says:

    Is it wrong that I’m deeply disappointed that the other person involved in said photos is not President Nicolas Sarkozy? He’s quite delicious, to say the least.

  4. ChristinaT says:

    i always found this woman very trashy… i remember reading about her history and thinking “shouldn’t the president know better.” i don’t have problems with nude pics persay, but who wants to know their first lady has been naked and be able to pull up those pics… this is in reference to a previous story…

  5. MaiGirl says:

    I don’t have a problem with her being wild, but I do have a problem with her doing so with so many married men. IF this comes out and IF she is finally embarrassed by her behavior, than it’s karma, maybe?

  6. geronimo says:

    Someone needs to tell Justine Lévy that husbands can’t be stolen, even if the husband stealer has a ‘terminator smile’. ;-)

    I’m probably on my own here but I feel sorry for Carla. Sounds like a smear campaign.

  7. Anna says:

    She’s a skank, what else did you expect???
    I love that really awkward picture though of the Spanish royal family and then Sarkozy in the middle with Carla. He is so short! I don’t think I ever noticed that before. That and the goofy smile and it seems his clothes are too big for him.
    And as usual, the Spanish royal family looks awesome!

  8. kiki says:

    well you cant turn a ho into a housewife…
    the wife of one her past lovers called her the TERMINATOR. because of her cold smile. I must say it fits

  9. Obvious says:

    I love her. She is her own person and isn’t ashamed. You go Carla!!!!

  10. OXA says:

    Why do people need sex tapes? I just dont get it.

  11. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    If you don’t want them stolen- DON’T EVER MAKE THEM.

  12. KansasRefugee says:

    I think it is fascinating how popular she is. Pretty women with good bodies can get away with anything (WOMEN even applaud this). She strikes me as making the most of her young years, often as some expense to others. I wonder if she has saved her money for when she is old and no longer as attractive to men? Or maybe Sarkozy will protect her, until he dies anyway, which will be long before her since he is older.

    I sometimes feel a fool for working hard at my career, being politically engaged, respecting other people’s marriages, respecting and supporting other women, managing my money carefully and being honest with men about my wants and needs. Really makes me want to throw in the towel sometimes.

    I would love to know if she is genuinely happy and content or a manipulative narcissist who feels little herself but tries to get by on the pleasure of the men she is with and being a childlike, girlish center of attention.

  13. raven says:

    I also like her,but think it is ironic that the sex issue should be blowing up on a conservative president. I have no idea how this will affect matters if they are revealed. While he may have known what he is getting into, France is clearly becoming more politically correct itself. The business about the cigarette poster of Coco Chanel really surprised me.

  14. Ally says:

    I’m getting the sense you didn’t follow that description very well.

    Carla Bruni was going out with the father Enthoven. Then she hooked up with his married son.

    And now to top it off, she’s confiding sex tapes to an Enthoven brother? She’s gone through that family like a virus.

    Though her father* was a super-wealthy Italian industrialist, Bruni is a power bed-hopper. Sarkozy would have had no interest for her, except that he was a ticket to hobnobbing with heads of state and being kowtowed to as a “first lady” (snicker).

    * Bruni’s mother revealed that Carla was the result of an affair. For years, people had commented on how Carla’s actress sister looked nothing like her. She inherited from the wealthy industrialist anyway.

  15. ChristinaT says:

    kansas i’m with you… but don’t lose faith… there are plenty of other respectable men who want respectable women… sarkozy himself is probably just as low class as she is… generally the case.

  16. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    And another AMEN to Kansas.

  17. ChristinaT says:

    grexx… husbands or sex tapes? :-p

    and kansas: i think one reason women tend to support someone like bruni is because of the proclivity to call them “jealous fatties” if they don’t.

  18. Sarto says:

    Sarkozy and Bruni are evil incarnate. A vampire and a witch. I wonder how it is Europeans can mock America when they are even more cursed by God at this point than we are.

    See what happens when you chop off your Catholic king and queen’s heads, France?

  19. Amy says:

    Sarkozy and his 2nd wife openly cheated on each other throughout their marriage. His 2nd wife Cecilia even publicly left him to go spend time in NY with some businessman. She came back to him when he decided to run for President and stayed with him until he was elected. And after that brief reconciliation, she left him again. Sarkozy was also the guy who officiated for his 2nd wife’s first marriage (hahaha yeah it is confusing). It’s like some kind of bad soap opera!

  20. KansasRefugee says:

    Ah, yes, the famous French cultural penchant for infidelity. My fear of it is the instability for children and that it hurts women in the long run (i.e. the women spend their later years alone and in relative poverty and they may spend much of their lives in a sort of conscious or subconscious competitive stress from needing to find the next man for financial support). But the Frenchwomen do seem to have remarkable allure (and they do sometimes put women in positions of formal power and status – currently have a very intelligent and beautiful minister of justice). Je ne sais quoi.

    PS – I have heard that Sarkozy has quite the Napoleon complex and no picnic to be around.

  21. Dirty Martini says:

    Those Europeans are so frisky…….

    So she was quite….ahem… So apparently was he.

    He knew that about her; she knew that about him.

    So she was with married men Excuse me folks–but she didn’t break the marriage vow. The married men did. Blame them, not her. She wasn’t married and didn’t break a vow she made.

    Having said all that……can’t wait to see the film. Let me know when it makes its internet debut…….

  22. KansasRefugee says:


    Thanks for the encouragement regarding the possibility there are respectable men.

    Regarding “jealous fatties” – I have to admit I am carrying about 30 extra pounds (maybe from stress eating for fear no good quality man my age (43) will want me). I am not that jealous of Carla Bruni though – I suspect she’s not that happy because it seems unlikely she could have a relationship of much depth with Sarkozy (or anyone?). But some folks prefer to skim through life on the surface, and maybe that’s a better way, as long as you don’t have children anyway. Alas, Carla Bruni did have a son, though, poor guy.

  23. heh-heh says:

    Now THAT’S a sex tape I’d like to see — especially if that woman in the purple dress is in it too…

    As for affairs — I remember reading that the French used to have arranged marriages among the upper classes, so adultery soon became a fact of life for them. They don’t seem to treat it (in the media at least) like a crime against God.

  24. annie says:

    kansas , I got the impression in you’re earlier posts you were married, ok, now I understand.

  25. KansasRefugee says:

    Nah, I’m not married. Just a somewhat staid, childless spinster over 40 who still believes in enduring quality love & sex, planning well for children and providing security and a loving environment for them, and that we women can do better than throwing ourselves out to status (and especially entitled) men if we just focus, work a little, and support each other in acquiring formal power, status & financial well-being on our own merits (i.e. not through marriage or affairs).

  26. SixxKitty says:

    ”Someone needs to tell Justine Lévy that husbands can’t be stolen, even if the husband stealer has a ‘terminator smile’”. agreed.

  27. lio says:

    dear American fellow celebitchers,
    I happen to have just finished a biography of the Kennedy family, so please enough with the comments about French cultural penchant for infidelity amongst presidents ;-D
    As for the Bruni sex-tapes, i do that Sarkozy is totally capable of organizing a fake burglary to get ride of them

  28. Gemma says:

    ”Someone needs to tell Justine Lévy that husbands can’t be stolen, even if the husband stealer has a ‘terminator smile’”

    Carla,talking about Justine Lévy once said and I quote ” My husband’s ex wife is trying to pass me off as a husband stealer whereas everyone knows husbands can’t be stolen, you either know how to keep them or you don’t. “

  29. heh-heh says:

    Not that it really matters, but when I mentioned a “cultural precedent” among the French for adultery, I didn’t mean it was an exclusively French trait in any way. What I should have said was that the French seem to take it in stride without making it seem like the end of the world.

    As I recall, when Mitterand was in office, he had a car accident in the wee hours of the morning. The leading newspapers discussed everything about the accident…then, in the 15th or 16th paragraph, they wrote that at the time, in the car with him, was a woman who “bore very little resemblance to the First Lady” (i.e., it was his mistress). In an American newspaper, the headlines would have screamed, CLINTON CAUGHT WITH TRAMP IN CAR ACCIDENT or something like that.

  30. KansasRefugee says:


    Good point about Kennedy (and Clinton) etc. I am really hoping that Pres. Obama’s apparent respect for the feelings of his wife and daughters will translate into a new way to regard women in the US.


    Yes, we are not as relaxed about this as they are in France but maybe that it is a good thing?

  31. KansasRefugee says:


    Carla’s quote – “you either know how to keep them or you don’t”

    She has fantasies of power, no? You cannot control the husband. You can drive him away I suppose. Or you can fail to give him what he wants (and is a reasonable expectation of marriage). Many men do not want fidelity, though.

    I would like to see Carla Bruni hold a powerful, status husband when she is older – I’ll be even she can’t do it if he doesn’t want to be there.

  32. trish says:

    I’d love to see the one with her and Mick Jagger!!

  33. FF says:

    ”Someone needs to tell Justine Lévy that husbands can’t be stolen, even if the husband stealer has a ‘terminator smile’”

    Carla,talking about Justine Lévy once said and I quote ” My husband’s ex wife is trying to pass me off as a husband stealer whereas everyone knows husbands can’t be stolen, you either know how to keep them or you don’t. “

    Okay, but Carla is using the same arguement as implied by the husband stealing arguement. That somehow the wife is responsible if the husband’s d*** wanders. I’m sorry but a wife or girlfriend is NOT responsible for her significant other’s behaviour.

    I’m getting sick of this idea and how it’s perpetuated.

    If Carla wants to let herself off the hook for abetting someone else breaking their marriage vows then she needs to do it without trying to pass off the husband’s behaviour as the wife’s responsibility or suggesting it somehow under another person’s control because if that’s the case how about HER responsibility. Not to mention that if it’s up to his wife (a woman) to control a husband’s (a man’s) behaviour then is it that far of a stretch to say that Carla (a woman) is merely taking advantage of that same process – by her own argument.

    If a man cheats it’s because he’s in full possession of his faculties. If he knows that there’s a situation where he can’t control himself then it’s HIS RESPONSIBILITY to keep himself out of that situation and to avoid anything that could lead to that situation. Palming off your personal responsibility is just weak.