Amidst the rumors and fuss, the marriage between Carla and President Sarkozy seems solid. Often seen holding his hand or consoling him with a gentle touch on his brow, she told British Vogue, "When I met [Nicolas Sarkozy], walking around the garden in the Palais of the Élysée, he keeps giving me all these flowers' names. He knows all the Latin names, all these details about tulips and roses. I said to myself: 'My God, I must marry this man, he's the president and he knows everything about flowers as well. This is incredible."
It has been reported that French officials have said that her husband wanted her to become known as a "Gallic Lady Di".