Carla Bruni says "I'm crazy about Israel" ahead of May performance in the Holy Land!
French beauty and former first lady Carla Bruni declared herself "crazy about Israel" ahead of her scheduled concert in the Holy Land in May.
In an interview with Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, Carla talked about her May 25 concert in Tel Aviv and her Jewish family ties.
The singer, guitarist and former model told the Hebrew-language daily that she hoped to take along both her hubby, former president Nicolas Sarkozy, and her son Aurelien with her.
The Italian-born singer, 46, told the newspaper that her father was Jewish, adding that even Sarkozy had a Jewish grandfather and has a Jewish grandson, Solal, through his son Jean's 2008 marriage to Jewish heiress Jessica Sebaoun.
"Jean married Jessica, who is Jewish and is the only observant one in her family," she said.
Her son Aurelien was born in 2001 from her relationship with philosopher Raphael Enthoven, and both circumcised and baptised, she added.
"His father is Jewish and I give him the gift of both heritages," she told Yediot Aharonot.
But this isn't Bruni's first visit to Israel, she said that she had visited the country twice before; once as a model and once on an official state visit with her hubby, former President Sarkozy.
"I'm crazy about Israel," she said. "It's full of life."
"Maybe if my husband comes we'll stay for a couple of days more. I want to bring my son to Israel for him to get to know it."