France's First Lady Carla Bruni debuted her growing baby bump on Thursday (26May11) as she welcomed the wives of world leaders to the G8 Summit in the city of Deauville.
The model/actress has yet to publicly comment on reports she's expecting her first child with her husband, President Nicolas Sarkozy, but she let her bulging stomach speak for itself as she stepped out in a white shift dress on the first day of the political gathering.
The power couple's silence has not stopped its family from expressing its joy at the baby news - Sarkozy's dad Pal confirmed he is set to be a grandfather again during an interview with German newspaper Bild.
He was quoted as saying, "Neither wants to know the gender beforehand, but I'm certain it will be a girl, and beautiful like Carla. I'm glad to be having a grandchild..."
Bruni, who is said to be due in October (11), pulled out of appearing at the premiere of her movie Midnight in Paris at the recent Cannes Film Festival, citing "personal and professional" reasons.
She and Sarkozy married in 2008. Bruni has a son from a previous relationship, while he has three sons from two earlier marriages.