Brigitte Macron, the French first lady, has opened up about her relationship with her husband, Emmanuel Macron in a rare interview with Paris Match. According to The Times, she waited a decade to marry him because she did not want to disrupt the lives of her children who were around the same age as him.
In the interview, she shared that their relationship began when she was 40 and he was just 15. She had been his drama teacher and they became close friends before eventually falling in love. However, their age difference presented challenges for their relationship, including disapproval from her parents and navigating her divorce from her ex-husband.
Despite these obstacles, Brigitte and Emmanuel married in 2007 after waiting ten years for their children to be settled in their own lives. They share three children who are now 48, 46, and 39 years old. The couple’s marriage has been successful despite the initial criticism they faced due to their age difference.