The story of newly elected youngest French President Emmanuel and his wife Brigitte Trogneux has captivated the world. They are no ordinary couple and their story is definitely among the ones that are chastised by few and adored by many.
There is nothing cliché about the story of Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux. She was born to a bourgeoisie family of chocolatiers, the youngest of six children. Like Macron, her hometown is Amiens in northern France. Before she met Macron, she was on the path to living a relatively conventional life. She had a stable career teaching French literature, Latin and drama, and married a banker, Andre Louis Auziere, with whom she had three children.
It all began when 15-year-old Macron took part in a school play directed by his school play teacher Brigitte Trogneux, 24 years his senior. They started seeing each other and were always condemned because of their unusual relationship. It’s not clear when a serious romance began between the two, but Macron appeared to be a young man who knew what he wanted. At 17, he professed his love for Trogneux. But Macron’s parents didn’t approve of their son’s romance with Trogneux. His father told Trogneux to back off until his son was at least 18.
She divorced Auziere in 2006 and married Macron a year later, moving to Paris to work as a teacher. Trogneux said in an interview in 2016 that “Love took everything in its path and led me to divorce. It was impossible to resist him.” Trogneux later dropped her job to help her ambitious husband with his job as France’s economist minister.
Brigitte played a major role during the presidential election campaigning along with her children – Sebastien, Laurence and Tiphaine from her previous marriage. Now Brigitte Trogneux, 64-years-old is the first lady and stands strong by his husband, the French President, Emmanuel Macron who is 39-years-old.
Macron says that they do not have a classic family and it is undeniable, but the fact is, do they have any less love in their family? No. Maybe even more than conventional families.