In a rare interview with Paris Match magazine, France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron, disclosed that she intentionally delayed marrying her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron, for ten years to avoid disrupting her children’s lives. Brigitte, 70, revealed that she decided to wait until her three children were on a stable path before tying the knot with Macron, who is 25 years her junior.
Emmanuel Macron, now 45, fell in love with Brigitte Auzière when he was 15 and she was his drama teacher at the Catholic Providence school in Amiens. Despite his parents’ disapproval and being sent to another school in Paris, Macron’s affection for his teacher persisted.
Brigitte eventually gave up her job but faced the challenge of wanting to avoid causing disruptions in her children’s lives. She prioritized putting her children “on the rails” before considering marriage, a process that took ten years. Brigitte acknowledged the impact of the gossip surrounding her relationship with Macron on her children.
The First Lady, who married Macron in 2007, shared insights into their married life, emphasizing her husband’s intelligence and impressive memory. Despite 16 years of marriage, Emmanuel Macron continues to surprise and amaze Brigitte.
This revelation provides a glimpse into the personal aspects of the Macrons’ relationship, shedding light on the considerations and challenges faced by Brigitte as she navigated her roles as a mother and a public figure married to a prominent political leader.