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Wing Men

France’s glamorous first lady, Cécilia Sarkozy, may have fled the Elysée Palace, but President Nicolas Sarkozy has wasted no time recruiting some alluring stand-ins…


France’s glamorous first lady, Cécilia Sarkozy, may have fled the Elysée Palace, but President Nicolas Sarkozy has wasted no time recruiting some alluring stand-ins: his handsome blond sons from a previous marriage. Pierre, 22, and Jean, 20, are taking their turns in the public eye; most notably, they accompanied Sarkozy on a recent state visit to Morocco, charming crowds with their glossy, shoulder-length hair. Pierre dabbles as a hip-hop producer, and both boys are in law school, but that hasn’t helped Jean wiggle out of a scandal that dates back to 2005. He had a December court date to answer accusations that he crashed his scooter into a BMW and left the scene—after giving the driver an obscene gesture.

Image: Cecilia and Pierre Sarkozy: Maxppp/Yoan Valat/Landov; Jean Sarkozy: Marc Susset-Lacroix/Wireimage; Wings: Raymond K. Gehman/National Geographic/Getty Images