France’s Next President Emmanuel Macron’s Unique Love Story…
Age is just a number. The Love story of Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux is just an example that it does not matter what differences two people share, because when you truly love someone, nothing matters.
Emmanuel Macron is 39 years old, once upon a time an investment banker and the economy minister is now a favourite contender in the French Presidential election. His wife, Brigitte Trogneux, is a 64 year old woman. For some of us, this might not sound weird as we have seen and read about many married couples with vast differences in their ages. So what makes this love story so special?
The two met at the high school in Amiens where then-Brigitte Auziere would teach French Literature and Drama. She was his teacher and was married with 3 kids while Emmanuel was just her 15 year old student, back then. As Brigitte’s daughter and Emmanuel studied in the same class, everyone assumed that he liked her. But little did they know of his love for the teacher.
When Emmanuel’s Parent’s found out about his interest, he was immediately sent away to a school in Paris. At 17, Emmanuel promised that one day he would marry the love of his life, his teacher who was 42 years old then. The two kept in touch with each other and Brigitte Trogneux eventually separated from her husband. She then travelled to Paris to be with Emmanuel. The two tied the knot in 2007 when he was 30 years old while she was nearly 55.
The French are comparatively tolerant when it comes to their political leaders and do not usually let the leader’s relationships affect the voting. Despite this, Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron kept their relationship a secret for quite some time. However, this did not go unnoticed and after Eight years of their marriage the two made their first public appearance at a dinner in Spain with King Felipe and his wife.
The secret ended with the strong election campaigns in France last year. And by now, almost everyone knows about the details of this unique love story!