Sarkozy and his ex-wife have two teenagers together, but don't let that worry you, MK!
His ministerial responsibilities included law enforcement and working to co-ordinate relationships between the national and local governments, as well as Minister of Worship (in this role he created the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM).
Previously, he was a deputy to the French National Assembly.
He was the leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party (2004–2007) before winning the French presidential election, 2007 by a 53.1% to 46.9% margin to Socialist Ségolène Royal.
During his term, he faced the late-2000s financial crisis (causing a recession and the European sovereign debt crisis) and the Arab Spring (especially in Tunisia, Libya, and Syria).
The family lived in a mansion owned by Sarkozy's maternal grandfather, Benedict Mallah, in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris. Paris X Nanterre had been the starting place for the May '68 student movement and was still a stronghold of leftist students.