- Category : 1957-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (8,13,20)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
Second wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, until October 2007.
Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz moved in with the popular French TV host Jacques Martin in 1983. They married on 10 August 1984. The wedding took place in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the town hall, and Nicolas Sarkozy, then the mayor of Neuilly, conducted the wedding. The Martins had two daughters, Judith Martin (b. 22 August 1984) and Jeanne-Marie Martin (b. 8 June 1987). She has a grandson, Augustin and a granddaughter Diane Elizabeth, born of her daughter Jeanne-Marie.
Nicolas Sarkozy, who was married to his first wife at the time, met his future wife again three years later and has said he felt "struck by lightning". Other sources, however, state that Sarkozy fell in love with the bride on her wedding day. In any case, Cécilia Martin would leave her husband to live with Sarkozy in 1988 and obtained a divorce three months later. Once Sarkozy had himself obtained a divorce in 1996, they married in Neuilly on 23 October 1996. The witnesses were Martin Bouygues and billionaire businessman Bernard Arnault. Six months later, on 23 April 1997, Cécilia Sarkozy gave birth to the couple's only child, Louis.
She left Sarkozy in 2005, but returned and kept appearances during his campaign for the presidency in 2007. In October 2007 the couple separated for good, and divorced.
She married Richard Attias, Executive Chairman of The Experience, an events management company, on 23 March 2008, in New York's Rockefeller Center.