Mr Macron is now 39, and his 64-year-old wife was by his side as he celebrated his victory in the first round of the presidential elections last week. J21KYW Paris, France. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The "Mozart" in the financial sphere, as he is often called in the French press, might be implicated in the illegal "lobbyism" of the interests of a globalist monopoly. He launched his own political movement En Marche! Mme Macron is now 64 and her husband is 39, the same age she was when they first shared a kiss over two decades ago, Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to wife Brigitte during speech after entering round two, Macron's relationship with older partner began with 'kiss' at 16, Emmanuel Macron and his unusual first lady have gone viral in China, The gossip surrounding the Macrons' relationship is pure sexism, How Brigitte met Emmanuel Macron- when she was his married teacher, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. The unusual relationship has not attracted an excessive amount of attention in France, where sexual impropriety is often seen as a fact of political life. She purred back: “I’m yet to find an area that he isn’t good at.”. She married Mr Macron 18 months later, at which time she was 54 and he 29. Her oldest son, Laurence, is two years older than the man who is now his step-father. REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RTS13IEI, Early ballots are read as results continue to come in, Macron supporters react as results come in early in the evening, Supporters of Front National leader Marine Le Pen cheer as early results come in. Credit: Michael Debets/Alamy Live News This is an Alamy Live News image and may not be part of your current Alamy deal . He wrote poems and she read them out.”. He first fell for his now wife Brigitte at 15, when she was his 39-year-old drama teacher. After spending months collaborating on a school play when the former Rothschild Bank employee was still aged only 16, the Daily Mail reports they shared a kiss on the cheek which sparked their decades-long love affair. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. The newly retired Mrs Macron is independently wealthy — heir to the Trogneux chocolatiers family of Amiens, famous for macaroons. Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron (French pronunciation: [briʒit maʁi klod makʁɔ᷉]; born Trogneux, pronounced , previously Auzière, ; born 13 April 1953) is a French schoolteacher who is the wife and former teacher of Emmanuel Macron, current President of the French Republic. Supporters of Emmanuel Macron, the Presidential candidate from the social liberal political party En Marche! REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot - RTS13HSP, Francois Fillon (L), member of the Republicans political party and 2017 French presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, casts his vote in the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris, France, April 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe - RTS13IKB, Marine Le Pen (L), French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, casts her ballot in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, April 23, 2017. 9 Macron has …

He has been compared to Tony Blair for being on the right of the socialist spectrum and is the new darling of French liberals appalled by Brexit and Donald Trump’s election. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Such is the interest in his love life that during a public appearance with Brigitte a reporter asked if he was “any good at politics”.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen takes to the stage to address her supporters as fans cheer, Emmanuel Macron greets supporters on Sunday night, Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte Trogneux celebrate the incoming results. But barrister and mother-of-two Tiphaine, 33, who is his youngest stepdaughter, even started an election support group for him. He wants to boost the eurozone by creating its own budget and finance minister, and to strengthen EU borders with a 5,000-strong force. If you are unsure, please contact our sales team to check. And with the dapper 39-year-old in office, the country's new First Lady is a 64-year-old grandmother of seven. Pictures of Macron, walking hand in hand with his wife, or Macron with a bottle of baby food, feeding her grandchildren were published by all the newspapers in the country. But her husband's work in international finance often took him away from the northern French city, and the teacher then known as Mme Auziere would reportedly meet her pupil for trysts at luxurious homes belonging to her well-heeled family. (Onwards!) Public fascination grew when he was accused of a secret gay affair with Radio France chief executive Mathieu Gallet, 40 — which he vehemently denies.

Customers used to boast of “les macarons d’Amiens”. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. “They were having private meetings when Emmanuel was just 15,” said one ex-classmate at the private school in Amiens, run by strict Roman Catholic Jesuits. EMMANUEL Macron is the youngest President in France history after smashing rival Marine Le Pen in an explosive election victory. Email us at or call 0207 782 4368, Fed-up mum-of-8 gives squabbling girls space with bunk beds & Wilkos bargains, Katie Price reveals Harvey now weighs almost 29st as she begs for gym kit, £200 FINES for people caught going on hol as Germany & Sweden join quarantine list, UK has already PASSED the second peak of Covid cases, leading expert claims, Cornish medic says it's 'all lies' NHS is overrun & 'I had no work for 3 weeks', ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. But before he left, he told Brigitte: “Whatever you do, I will come back and I will marry you.”. Macron got a masters degree in philosophy before graduating in 2001 from the École Nationale d’Administration, seen as a factory for the French elite. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Then 60,50 € per month.New customers onlyCancel anytime during your trial, Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT, FT print edition delivered Monday - Saturday along with ePaper access, Premium access for multiple users, with integrations & admin tools, Purchase a Trial subscription for 1,00 € for 4 weeks, You will be billed 60,50 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Digital subscription for 6,50 € per week, You will be billed 37,50 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Print subscription for 14,57 € per week, You will be billed 63,13 € per month after the trial ends, Purchase a Team or Enterprise subscription for per week, You will be billed per month after the trial ends, Joe Biden wins Wisconsin as Donald Trump seeks recount, Biden vs Trump: US presidential election 2020 poll tracker, States to watch: where the campaigns are fighting it out, US election 2020: Democratic hopes of winning Senate fade after Republican victories, Election 2020: US tallies 100m early votes as turnout heads to new record, US election results 2020: Trump peppers Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan with lawsuits – as it happened, US election: Trump wins Texas, Florida and Ohio — as it happened, National Grid issues second warning on stretched British electricity, Biogen shares leap after ‘substantial evidence’ Alzheimer’s drug is effective, Barclays ordered to repay millions on timeshare loans in Malta, Crispin Odey steps down from helm of Odey Asset Management, Investors pile into tech stocks and Treasuries as ‘blue wave’ trade unravels, Beijing says it halted $37bn Ant IPO to protect market stability, A divided electorate spells trouble for the US economy, Hedge funds bet against lasting US election-induced market turmoil, A bitter US election that resolves little, Liberals should worry about the lack of a landslide, Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotakis: the Greek prime minister’s wife talks personal taste, A World Beneath the Sands — eccentrics, explorers and Egyptomania, Screen legend Sophia Loren: ‘It’s too soon to be remembered’, For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT's trusted, award-winning business news, MyFT – track the topics most important to you, FT Weekend – full access to the weekend content, Mobile & Tablet Apps – download to read on the go, Gift Article – share up to 10 articles a month with family, friends and colleagues, Delivery to your home or office Monday to Saturday, FT Weekend paper – a stimulating blend of news and lifestyle features, ePaper access – the digital replica of the printed newspaper, Integration with third party platforms and CRM systems, Usage based pricing and volume discounts for multiple users, Subscription management tools and usage reporting, Dedicated account and customer success teams.