French President Emmanuel Macron was just 15 years old when he met his wife Brigitte Trogneux, 25 years his senior.
But who is the 68-year-old and how did the couple meet?
Who is Brigitte Trogneux?
Brigitte Trogneux is the daughter of Jean and his wife Simone.
She is the youngest of the couple’s six children.
The wealthy family owns a famous French chocolate empire.
In June 1974 Trogneux married banker Andre Louis Auziere and the couple had three children together.
How did Emmanuel Macron meet Brigitte?
Emmanuel Macron, leader of the political party En Marche! and youngest President in the history of France, met his future wife when he was just 15 years old.
Macron was Brigitte’s drama student at school – where she read his texts to the class.
As Macron burst into the limelight, footage emerged of him kissing his wife-to-be on the cheek – when he was just a teenager and she was his married teacher.
Macron, now 44, shared a classroom at a Catholic school with Brigitte’s daughter, Laurence, who was the same age.
His parents were stunned to learn their son was romantically involved with his teacher, as they believed he was actually in love with Laurence, he reported Reuters.
Writer Anne Fulda, who authored the book Emmanuel Macron: A Perfect Young Man, spoke to the politician’s parents about the unconventional romance that happened while Brigitte was still married to the father of their three children.
Shocked by the explosive revelation, his parents pulled their teenage son out of school in Amiens, northern France, and sent him to Paris to complete his education.
When did Trogneux and Macron get married?
Macron married his wife in 2007 after Brigitte’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
The former economy minister is the stepfather of his wife’s three adult children, including their son Sebastien, who is two years his senior.
Macron has no biological children with his wife, although he is also a step-grandfather to Brigitte’s seven grandchildren.
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