Brigitte Trogneux is the French first lady as she is the beautiful wife of French president Emmanuel Macron.
Brigitte’s husband is a former French investment banker, who serves as Minister of the Economy, Industry, and Digital Affairs. A member of the socialist party, he became the youngest president in 2017.
Check out the top facts about the woman behind the French politician. Most of these facts have been found thanks to an online French newspaper : “Le Journal abrasif“.
#1 Brigitte Trogneux comes from a rich family
She was born Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux on April 13, 1953 in Amiens, France. Brigitte is the youngest of six children born to Jean Trogneux and Simone Pujol. Trogneux’s family is well-known in the north of France for their million-making chocolate business.
#2 She is a lot older than her husband
Brigitte Trogneux who was born Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux on April 13, 1953 in Amiens, France -is her husband’s senior for over two decades, 25 years to be exact.
#3 She is Macron’s former teacher
Brigitte worked at Jesuit High School on Amiens, teaching Latin and French. She was a literature teacher who ran the theater club. She was in her 40’s when she met 15-year-old pupil Emmanuel Macron. He became her star student and always used him as an example for the rest of the class.
#4 She left her husband for younger Macron
Brigitte was previously married to banker André Louis Auzière, father of her three children: Sebastien and daughters Laurence and Tiphane.
After Macron told his parents about his feelings for his older teacher, he was sent to Paris. He left, but they kept in touch over the phone all the time. Brigitte eventually left her husband and found a teaching job in Paris, reuniting with Emmanuel.
#5 She is also a grandma
Brigitte Trogneux Macron is also the proud grandma of at least seven grandchildren, making her 41-year-old hubby a step-grandfather.