In another picture that has been posted on blogs, the Sarkozy's ladylove is seen topless. What is sure to restart the debate about whether the President and Bruni have wed in secret is the presence of a gold band on the model's ring finger. A spokesman for the magazine could not confirm exactly when the less explicit picture that they have published was taken, but maintained that it was before her relationship with Sarkozy went public officially.
"It could have been as early as last August," the Telegraph quoted Maria Sanchez, from the magazine's publisher Focus, as saying. Ms Sanchez also revealed that the black and white snap that appears in the mag was one of a series taken in a photoshoot by New York agency Art&Commerce.