Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
The unusual love story of new French President Macron and his wife: He's 39, she's 64
In May this year, Emmanuel Macron registered a landmark victory in the French presidential election defeating his nearest rival Marine Le Pen to become the youngest-ever leader of the country.

Macron, a former investment banker has a challenging job ahead of heading a country that has been marred by violence and terror for almost two years now.

But, there's something uniquely different about Macron which very few know about and was recently revealed in a book. And that is Macron and his wife's fairytale love affair which is as nonconformist as imaginable.

Meet Brigitte Trogneux, the French first lady and Emmanuel Macron's wife. What's bohemian about their relationship and makes the couple stand apart from the rest is not just age-gap but rather a generation-gap between the two. While Macron is 39, his wife Trogneux is 64, his senior by 25 years.

Trogneux used to be Macron's drama teacher in high school. Macron promised to marry an already married and mum-of-three Trogneux when he was just 16. However, according to a book, the couple faced a lot of antagonism from Macron's parents who were naturally against this schoolboy love affair.

Throughout his election campaign, the couple was clicked embracing and kissing each other, clearly accentuating their mutual bond. The two had met when Macron was a 15-year old student at a Jesuit college in Amiens.

So strong did their relationship become that Macron's father had to ask Trogneux to stay away from his son until he turned 18. However, a tearful Brigitte Auziere (her married name) replied that she could not promise anything.

In a French documentary last year, she had revealed that Macron was different from other teenagers of her class, as reported by BBC News.

While recalling those days, she said, "I didn't think it would go very far. I thought he would get bored. We wrote, and little by little I was totally over come by the intelligence of the boy."

At age 16, Macron was sent by his parents to study in Paris. After his graduation from the university and attaining adulthood, Trogneux joined him in Paris and the couple tied the knot in 2007. She took his name only after divorcing her first husband. The couple do not have any children together.

Details about their romance were revealed in journalist Anne Fulda's book titled "Emmanuel Macron: A Perfect Young Man".

Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
Sign in to set your preference
merinews for RTI activists

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.