Brigitte Macron is 25 years older than her husband, the French president. In a recent interview, he revealed how they allegedly fell in love and the impact their controversial relationship had in 1990.
Surprise, but also disapproval, sparked the love story between French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron. The difference of age between the two is quite marked, and although both have publicly expressed how good they are for each other, it still remains a controversial topic to debate.
“A love sometimes clandestine, hidden, incomprehensible to many before imposing itself”, the French president had written about his wife in his book Revolution . The couple has told their story on several occasions and there is even a documentary called Brigitte Macron, a French romance where they shared images from their wedding.
But now, In a recent media interview Paris Match Brigitte opened up and told how, at 40, she fell in love with the president, when he was 15.
How Brigette and Emmanuel Macron fell in love
Auzière was Brigitte’s last name at the time (1990), when she was 40 years old, married and had three children. She taught at the elite Jesuit Providence school in Amiens, northern France, and taught theater to Emmanuel Macron.
His daughter Laurence was a classmate of the man who would become president of France a few years later.
Emmanuel was 15 – the age of consent in France – and had fallen in love with his teacher. But his parents were fiercely opposed to this relationship, They therefore change schools and send him to Paris to continue his studies.
As expected, a scandal breaks out in the city of Amiens, and Brigitte feared ruining the lives of her three children if she made her relationship with a teenager public.
“For me, such a young boy was something terrifying. Emmanuel must leave for Paris. I figured she would fall in love with someone her age. “That didn’t happen.” the woman confessed.
After Emmanuel left town, she stopped giving acting classes and separated from her then-husband, banker André-Louis Auzière. AND Even though they were far from the current president, they stayed in touch, speaking for hours on the phone.
“I will come back and marry you” The young man had promised it to his teacher, as reported in the documentary broadcast on French television.
Now, in a recent interview, he revealed that “the only obstacle was my children. I took the time necessary not to ruin their lives. It lasted 10 years. You can imagine what they were hearing. But on the other hand, I didn’t want to miss my life.
Other details provided by Brigette Macron on the French president
Even if her older brothers joked about the gossip of the town of Amiens, Brigitte cared little and She married Emmanuel in 2006. The president’s parents had already died.
But in the interview, he took the opportunity to talk about what their relationship was like: “There isn’t a single day that doesn’t surprise me. I had never seen such intellectual capacity. I had many brilliant students and none had his abilities. “I always admired him.”