She is the wife of the President of the Republic for the second time, but who exactly is Brigitte Macron, the French teacher married to Emmanuel Macron since 2007?
Since April 2022, Brigitte Macron has been first lady for the second time after her husband Emmanuel Macron was re-elected President of the Republic. Like many before her, Brigitte Macron must thus embody the support and stability of whoever leads France. The opportunity to see a little more about this former French teacher now married to a former student…
How old is Brigitte Macron and where is she from?
Born on April 13, 1953 in Amiens, in northern France, Brigitte Macron has been 69 for a few months. She is 24 years older than Emmanuel Macron, born 21 December 1977, also in Amiens. The couple married on 20 October 2007 in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, when Emmanuel Macron held the position of financial inspector before joining the Rothschild bank. Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux is the daughter of Jean Trogneux, chocolatier in Amiens, and Simone Pujol. She comes last in a family of six children two of them died, his sister Maryvonne in 1961 and his brother Jean-Claude in 2018.
The meeting with Emmanuel Macron
Before marrying Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron was married to André-Louis Auzière with whom she had three children: Sébastien Auzière born in 1975, Laurence Auzière born in 1977 and Tiphaine Auzière born in 1984. The eldest is now a statistical engineer, Laurence Auzière is a cardiologist and the youngest is a lawyer specializing in commercial law.
It was his first daughter that Emmanuel Macron, born the same year, rubbed shoulders with the Jesuit High School of Providence in Amiens, where he was part of theater group led by Brigitte Macron. He was then only 15 when she noticed him on stage, as she had already explained in the documentary Emmanuel Macron, the meteor strategy :”I thought he was incredible on stage, what a presence!“. When he goes to the premiere, the young Emmanuel Macron continues the theater and has a crush on this professor who oversees him to whom he speaks. Married, with three children and 24 years older than this young minor, Brigitte Auzière rejected him at the time. But not long since she is already under the spell. “He was definitely not like the others. He was always with the teachers and he always had lots of books. He wasn’t a teenager, I was completely blown away by this boy’s intelligence” she said in the documentary about him, who was actually a teenager after all.
The student and his teacher start an affair that gets all of Amiens talking and which Brigitte’s entire family warns her against. She will end up encouraging Emmanuel to join the Lycée Henri IV in Paris for his senior year, where they will continue seeing each other discreetly. Years later, on January 20, 2006, the divorce with André-Louis Auzière was pronounced and on October 20, 2007, Brigitte Trogneux married Emmanuel Macron.
Brigitte Macron, her appearance and her beauty rituals
Beige suit, perfume, hair care… Brigitte Macron is certainly the first lady, but that’s above all a woman who likes to take care of her appearance and herself. And she tells it. On July 23, 2022, Brigitte Macron caused a sensation during the virtual summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen for the reconstruction of Ukraine. She had chosen to wear an oversized beige suit with large lapels, which seduced the public. An outfit reminiscent of another beige suit worn during a visit to the Taj Mahal with Emmanuel Macron in 2018. Virtual conference, visit to the other side of the world… Whatever the circumstances, the First Lady does rarely faux pas in terms of appearance, and this also goes through its cut.
It was only very recently that the secret behind her always meticulously styled golden bob was revealed: Brigitte Macron is wearing hair extensions which always makes her look flawless and primed. Finally, on the perfume side, the first lady had revealed that when Emmanuel Macron is absent, she wears her perfume, Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior, to get the smell of her husband on her skin…
Controversies and rumors surrounding Brigitte Macron
Like any other political figure, Brigitte Macron is the target of many rumors and finds herself from time to time at the heart of some controversy. The topic of Brigitte Macron and the cigarette, for example, was discussed at the end of 2021, but it was not to say that the first lady was a smoker. If Emmanuel Macron’s wife has been talked about in this context, it is precisely becauseshe does not like the smell of tobacco. In a study by World November 2021, it was revealed that a million euros worth of work had been carried out on the Elysée, especially because according to Brigitte Macron, “the tapestries smelled of tobacco“. A priori, only Emmanuel Macron allows himself a cigarette from time to time, especially when Madame is absent…
The first lady also had to face a polemic that has a tough skin: that of his so-called hidden identity, Jean-Michel Trogneux. It’s actually been a while people accuse him of actually being a man, who would be called Jean-Michel Trogneux, the same surname as her maiden name. Serious accusations that prompted Brigitte Macron sue for transphobic comments. But where did these rumors that the first lady would be a man come from? Well, it would come from a conspiratorial video that was posted on Youtube in December 2021 and has been consulted more than 400,000 times, which would simply say that Brigitte Macron is transgender and that she is actually a man.
During an appearance on January 14, 2022 on RTL, the first lady addressed this lingering rumor explains: “There are three levels. The first level is the transmitters. In this case, it is about women. Broadcasters that seem to have been chasing me for a long time – I don’t know, I don’t go on social media. Then there are those who mediate and reinforce, and of course there are the hosts”, namely the media and social networks. Accused of havingchanged his family treeBrigitte Macron ended summon two women to court in Paris on Feb. 18 for invasion of privacy, violation of personal rights and violation of image rights.