BRIGITTE MACRON. Brigitte Macron appeared at Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration ceremony on May 7, 2022. But from Tiphaine Auzière to Jean-Michel and Françoise Macron, it was the entire Macron clan that also responded …
[Mis à jour le 7 mai 2022 à 12h25] She will be First Lady for five more years! “I’m ready,” Brigitte Macron launched on the evening of April 24 after Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the presidential election. Ready to play her part with her husband and the President of the Republic. This Saturday, May 7, 2022, Brigitte Macron was, as always, with the Head of State for the appointment of Emmanuel Macron in her second term.
Like her husband, Brigitte Macron, 69, has also returned to the Elysee Palace as first lady. A role that she now knows the ropes for. But “you never get used to it,” she explained at Champ-de-Mars after the second round of presidential elections. Despite what appears to be a small fear, she said she was proud to receive “such a great honor” [elle] hope to be worthy “.
Who are Brigitte Macron’s children?
In the Elysée, Emmanuel Macron chose a sober and short ceremony this Saturday, a maximum of an hour and a half. And as when they moved to the Elysée Palace in 2017, Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron were surrounded by their mixed family to experience this solemn moment. Starting with Laurence and Tiphaine Auzière, the daughters of Brigitte Macron.
Married for the first time at the age of 21 to André Louis Auzière, who died in 2019, Brigitte Macron actually had three children from this association: Sébastien, Laurence and Tiphaine. Instead of being absent from the media, Brigitte Macron’s children talk a little, but on several occasions the youngest in the family, Tiphaine, has expressed her very good relationship with her stepfather, Emmanuel Macron. An opinion apparently shared by his brother and sister.
Tiphaine Auzière is without a doubt the personality of the Macron clan, which has been the most vulnerable for the last 5 years. The young woman, a lawyer at the Boulogne-sur-Mer bar, is the mother of two daughters, Elise and Aurélie, born of her union with Antoine Choteau. Tiphaine Auzière was convincingly committed to the campaign in 2017. Brigitte Macron’s youngest daughter, among siblings to three children born of Brigitte Trogneux’s association with her first husband, banker André-Louis Auzière, 37 years. Tiphaine Auzière has created an En Marche! in Hauts-de-Seine and went to all the big meetings with the candidate for his first campaign. She will then be invested as a replacement candidate for the parliamentary elections in the 4th constituency of Pas-de-Calais, behind the candidate from La République en Marche Thibault Guilly. In 2019, she co-hosted a meeting in Pas-de-Calais as part of the great national debate. She also got people talking about her the same year by creating the hashtag “#balancetonmiso” after Jair Bolsonaro’s unkind remarks to her mother. In 2020, she announced in the Paris Match that she would participate in the creation of an out-of-contract high school called “Autrement,” a high school that was pointed out for its exorbitant tuition fees.
The eldest daughter of Brigitte Macron, Laurence Auzière-Jourdan is therefore also the daughter-in-law of Emmanuel Macron. Vincennes cardiologist Laurence Auzière played a more discreet role than his younger sister Tiphaine in his father-in-law Emmanuel Macron’s campaigns. His first public appearance of support dates from April 17, 2017 at a large meeting in Bercy. But Laurence Auzière was not happy with the role of spectator: our colleagues from Paris Match nicknamed her 5 years ago the “anti-stress fairy” of the centrist candidate because the cardiovascular risk factor specialist offered medical advice not to be overwhelmed by the campaign’s whirlwind then.
Laurence Auzière-Jourdan is married to Guillaume Jourdan, with whom she had three children, Emma, Thomas and Alice. Laurence Auzière is the same age as Emmanuel Macron, 44. She also attended the same class as him, at the Lycée de la Providence in Amiens. It was Brigitte Auzière’s eldest daughter who told her about Emmanuel Macron, 15 at the time, exclaiming, “There’s a madman in my class who knows everything about everything!” according to Candice Nedelec and Caroline Derrien, the authors of “Les Macron” (Fayard).
The eldest son of Brigitte Macron and only son of siblings, Sébastien Auzière is a statistician engineer and married to Christelle Lorenzato, with whom he had two children, Camille and Paul. The couple met at the National School of Statistics and Information Analysis. Sébastien Auzière, 47, is three years older than his stepfather. He appeared in public for the first time at the Emmanuel Macron meeting in Bercy on April 17, 2017, as did his sister Laurence Auzière. But unlike apparently, he played a real role in the campaign at the time when he was responsible for managing the future president’s social network.
The two sons-in-law of Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron actively participated in the first campaign, in 2017. Antoine Choteau, gastroenterologist surgeon at Le Touquet and Guillaume Jourdan, cardiologist at Meaux, towed at local markets, as remembered by Paris Match, and put up posters in their respective waiting rooms. Their participation in the 2022 campaign was not mentioned.
Brigitte Macron is the grandmother of 7 grandchildren. Emmanuel Macron, who has no biological children, but has “heart grandchildren”, aged 1 to 11 years. “I do not need them to be my children on a biological level to give them as much love as I give them,” he confided his “emotional” offspring to BFMTV during his first campaign in 2017.
Jean-Michel and Françoise Nogues-Macron, the parents of the head of state, have been divorced for several years. Emmanuel Macron’s mother, who is a retired social security doctor, remains in the media background. Emmanuel Macron’s biography is also overshadowed by the exclusive relationship between Emmanuel Macron and his grandmother, Germaine, who died in 2013 and who he says owes his commitment to politics. Professor of neurology at the University Hospital of Amiens, Jean-Michel Macron, has in turn been the subject of a little more attention. In a handful of interviews given since 2017, there is no shortage of pride in this son’s journey that has been propelled into the light. In the political journalist Anne Fulda’s book “A Young Man So Perfect” (ed. Plon) he confided in his child: “He has always had an amazing charisma. (…) he is very gifted at human relations.”
Recently, Jean-Michel Macron was part of L’Est Républicain, saying “approving 90%” of the Heads of State’s decisions and finding the French “very ungrateful”. While the parents of Emmanuel Macron have not always seen with a particularly good eye his love affair with Brigitte Trogneux, 24 years older than him. Asked about this “outrage”, he replied: “Perhaps more Emmanuel’s mother than me”, before continuing: “It’s fine, we talk together. We do not beat each other”.
Emmanuel Macron has a two year younger brother, Laurent. This brother, who remained very discreet in the media, works as a doctor specializing in heart radiology in the Paris region, according to the Gala. Emmanuel Macron’s sister, Estelle Macron, who is five years younger, is a nephrologist (specialist in kidney diseases) near Toulouse. The youngest of Macron’s siblings had the policy of not talking to journalists throughout the campaign and continues to do so.
In addition to his brother and sister, Emmanuel Macron has a half-brother. Named Gabriel and mentioned by Paris Match in 2017, the latter was barely 2 years old at the time of the marriage between Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux, on October 20, 2007. Emmanuel Macron and his half-brother a total of 28 years difference. About his large mixed family, the president confided to the press: “There is in our case much more love than sometimes in conventional families”.
Brigitte Macron’s age, a concern?
Besides the family of the head of state and his couple, the age difference between Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron has been a much commented topic for more than 5 years now. One would have thought that a renewal on the Elysée worried the first lady, 69 years. The latter has also spoken several times on the subject, between humor and concern. In 2016, during Emmanuel Macron’s first campaign, the book “Emmanuel Macron en marche vers l’Élysée” by Nicolas Prissette actually reported these words: “He has to go there in 2017, because in 2022 his problem will be my face”. The Macron couple’s age difference had already been turned on by all media at the time, and the first lady feared harming her husband and doing more during an election in 2022.
A fear that had not disappeared during this second campaign. Journalist Gérard Davet explained to the Gala newspaper last autumn that Brigitte Macron “wanted a simpler life and that she was moderately happy with the idea of another term”, according to the couple’s relatives’ confidants. She was exhausted by the campaign in 2017, where she would have badly experienced the hype about her age and her privacy, and she was still reluctant. “She also did not want a particularly positive view of her age,” the major reporter from the newspaper Le Monde added. At the same time, the evening paper just dedicated a portrait to him entitled “The Coach of the Elysée”. And Le Monde put these doubts in the mouth of the first lady: “The French would undoubtedly have preferred a younger ‘first lady’ … I know we are an atypical couple, we are 24 years apart, I understand that It may come as a surprise that we are not understood, but I do not understand the aggressiveness ”, confirmed Brigitte Macron.
It is clear that five years later, Brigitte Macron’s age has not affected the candidacy of the head of state. After the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron assured her pride in her husband and was apparently happy to see him rejoin for another term: “I am so happy on his behalf. I lived these five years, these five years He has a “ambition for France, I know where he wants to go and he will do anything to get there. I hope we will understand him and that we will follow him. I have enormous confidence in him.” As for her, the tone was more humble, and the first lady promised to do “what[elle] little[t] for French women and men “, while she clarified,” in my niche of course. “It is far from her to engage publicly in politics, the teacher has always been careful not to intervene in this area.