Carla Bruni said she would "understand" if the French public scorn her new song album because of her marriage to President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a pre-release interview on Wednesday.
"If people don't listen because I married the president of the republic, I understand. If they do listen because I married the president of the republic, I will be delighted.
"And if people, especially, like it, that is what counts for me," the 40-year-old first lady told France Inter radio.
The third album by the supermodel-turned-chanteuse, "Comme Si De Rien N'Etait" (Simply), hits the stores on Friday in France and much of Europe.
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