Nicolas Sarkozy's Ex-Wife to Wed in New York

Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz plans to marry Richard Attias in Manhattan

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France’s former first lady, Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz, plans to wed her boyfriend, Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias, in Manhattan Sunday.

Ciganer-Albeniz, 50, and Attias, 48, left Paris Tuesday to get ready for the nuptials and settle in at Attias’s Greenwich, Conn., home.

Attias is reportedly hosting a Friday night reception – and the couple plan to attend a Saturday performance of the Broadway show Mamma Mia before their wedding the following day.

On Sunday, the couple will wed in a civil ceremony before 148 guests, to be followed by a reception at Rockefeller Center, according to a source.

Among the expected guests are the couple’s children from previous marriages – including Ciganer-Albeniz’s 11-year- old son Louis, from her marriage to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Both the bride and groom are expected to wear Versace.

Ciganer-Albeniz and Sarkozy divorced on Oct. 18 after 11 years of marriage. The French President wed former model Carla Bruni on Feb. 2.

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