The former model and her husband welcome new addition

Carla Bruni and French president Nicolas Sarkozy are celebrating the arrival of a little girl.

The former model, who’s the only serving first lady in French history to have a baby, is now resting after the birth at Paris’s private La Muette clinic.

‘She’s had the baby – it’s a little girl,’ announced a staff member, then the Elysee Palace confirmed the news.

But Nicolas, 56, had to rush off to a meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkl half an hour after the delivery.

The president has 3 children from his 2 past marriages and Carla, 43, is already mum to a 10-year-old son – but she admitted last month she wasn’t enjoying her second pregnancy.

‘I can’t drink or smoke anymore,’ she told French newspaper Le Parisien. ‘I’m in a hurry to get it over with.’

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