Sounds like you wanted a trophy. A stunning french model looking girl with charm and an accent, especially corroborated by the fact that all your friends were basically stunned by her.
I liked your analogy with the Ferrari, but the car is an inanimate object, and the wife is an animate object. You as a human have not evolved over millions of years to completely lose your mind from devious brain chemicals at the sight of a chunk of metal like a car, but thats exactly what happened with your french girl.
Your brain was basically IMPLORING you to procreate with this fine specimen. Everything besides that was you trying to deal with the consequences of the trick your brain pulled on you. That's all there is.
Not a biggie!
Also, you not having slept with many women is a double edged sword, since you sounds very picky, so you pick the 10/10 specimens I suppose but in modern society those are the worst types to be with. Having been defecated on by rich arabs, brains completely destroyed by the attention her 1.3 million instagram followers are giving them. Men far and wide offering them money, trips to exotic locales in 5 star hotels.
More trouble than its worth.
One thing that I heard from one relative, two colleagues, and four close friends, looking at her photos. They all said variations of, "she is so stunning and amazing" and "she is so gorgeous." But they also highlighted, "why is she never smiling in any of these photos?"
A colleague told me, "this woman looks dead inside, you have over a dozen photos of her and she is not smiling in a single one, she seems to be jaded, bitter, she has a cynical look, she looks like some sort of ice queen." He said, "I think she's stunningly gorgeous but something is very off with a woman who absolutely never smiles."