French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, former supermodel Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, welcomed a new baby girl into the world on Wednesday.
Bruni-Sarkozy is the first presidential spouse in modern France to give birth. She and the French president married in 2008.
France's leader was reportedly returning from a meeting on the euro debt crisis when the baby was born.
The couple is not releasing any photos, saying they want to keep their baby out of the public spotlight.
"We are lucky to have been blessed by a new arrival," Sarkozy told journalists on a visit to a recycling plant in Normandy.
"All parents can understand the very profound happiness Carla and I feel," he said. "And at the same time everyone can understand that this happiness is all the more profound because it is private."