updated 07/15/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/15/2011 AT 7:45 AM ET
Her father-in-law first spilled the beans in May, and this week a revealing bikini shot showed a baby bump, but it has taken until Friday morning for French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to make it official.
Oui, she’s pregnant.
While tabloids have said the baby is to be a boy – and that she is 5½ months along – when it comes to the impending arrival’s gender, Bruni-Sarkozy says, “That, I don’t even know myself. There are certain things which one should keep secret.”
She is equally elusive about her due date, but does reveal that her three years as France’s first lady has not been a “burden” and “is much less tiring than 10 years of modeling.”
She also says she has another song album in the works.
The French president has three sons between the ages of 25 and 13 from his two previous marriages. Last year, he became a grandfather for the first time.