Cécilia Attias

Wife of French President
Born Nov 12, 1957

Cécilia María Sara Isabel Attias (born 12 November 1957) was the second wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy until October 2007. She married Richard Attias, Executive Chairman of The Experience, an events management company, on March 23, 2008, in New York's Rockefeller Center.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on November 12, 1957.


1984 26 Years Old They married on 10 August 1984. … Read More
1987 29 Years Old In 1987, Sarkozy, who was married to his first wife at the time, met Cécilia Martin again and has said he felt "struck by lightning". … Read More


1988 30 Years Old Cécilia Martin left her husband to live with Sarkozy in 1988 and obtained a divorce three months later.
1996 38 Years Old Once Sarkozy had himself obtained a divorce in 1996, they married in Neuilly on 23 October 1996. … Read More
1997 39 Years Old Six months later, on 23 April 1997, Cécilia Sarkozy gave birth to the couple's only child, Louis. … Read More


2002 44 Years Old When her husband was a minister, Cécilia Sarkozy had an office next to his, serving as his close adviser. In 2002, she was appointed to the Office of the Ministry of the Interior. … Read More
2005 47 Years Old Nicolas Sarkozy once declared that Cécilia Sarkozy was his "strength and his Achilles' heel". Nicolas Sarkozy wrote in his 2005 book, Testimony, "Today, Cécilia and I are reunited for good, for real, doubtless for ever... … Read More
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On 18 October 2007 the Élysée Palace released a statement declaring that the Sarkozys “announce their separation by mutual consent.” Shortly afterwards, the palace corrected the separation announcement by stating that the Sarkozys had actually officially divorced.


2008 50 Years Old She married Attias, Executive Chairman of The Experience, an events management company, on 23 March 2008, at Rockefeller Center in New York. … Read More
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