STYLE & BEAUTY
04/03/2009 07:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Talks To Letterman About Her Three-Month Courtship (VIDEO)

On Tuesday night's "Late Show," David Letterman flirted with former model and current First Lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. After some chit-chat about her nationality (she gave up her Italian citizenship and is now French--to which Letterman responded "If I was Italy, I would try to get you back.") Naturally, the conversation turned to her whirlwind romance with French president Nicholas Sarkozy last year (the couple met on November 13th, 2007 at a dinner party--"We met...and we were both single..." she says--and married on February 2nd, 2008).

Letterman pointed out "pretty quickly after you met, you got married," to which the First Lady responded "Pretty quickly, yes, but it's not so comfortable to be dating when you're the President of France. Maybe if he was a doctor or lawyer we would have been engaged a little longer." Letterman deadpanned, "We had a president who dated, and it didn't work out either."

Of Obama's election, Bruni-Sarkozy said: "France is thrilled, delighted. I think the whole world is delighted." Letterman then asked if her husband gets along with President Bush, and she said "Well, they have to."

WATCH (the marriage talk starts at 3:04):