"I don't see myself as a first lady. It bores me. I'm not politically correct" Cecilia Sarkozy in 2005
Of course he saw it coming, though. After all,
"Cecilia and Nicolas Sarkozy have announced their separation by mutual consent. They will not be making any comment," the statement said, giving no further information.
The French media reported earlier this week that the pair secretly saw a judge on Monday to formalise their split, but some experts have said Sarkozy cannot legally get divorced because as president he has immunity from all judicial actions.
Sarkozy's spokesman announced earlier in the day that the pair were separating, but hours later clarified the statement to make clear they had "divorced by mutual consent".
The couple's lawyer said they had already seen a judge to formalise the split and agreed financial terms.
"There was no problem, they resolved everything amicably," lawyer Michele Cahen told Europe 1 radio.
Cecilia played no public part in her husband's election campaign this year, did not vote for him in the second round and only appeared fleetingly alongside him at three public engagements since his May victory -- the last time in July.
Ouch..it has to hurt a little bit when you're the President of France and your wife won't even vote for your re election.
Same Players. Different Scandal.