In an exclusive interview with Paris Match, French first lady Brigitte Macron revealed that she waited ten years to marry her husband Emmanuel in order to avoid causing any harm to their children. The couple started dating when Emmanuel was just 15 and Brigitte was his drama teacher, despite initial resistance from his parents and her concerns about age differences.
Brigitte, who is 70 years old, discussed the challenges she faced in her relationship with her 45-year-old husband. She expressed concern for their children, stating that she did not want to disrupt their lives. She emphasized that she made sure to put her children on the right path before marrying Emmanuel, a decision that took 10 years to come to fruition.
Their relationship started when she was 40 years old and he was a student in her drama class in Amiens, France. Despite initial resistance from his parents and her concerns about age differences, they continued their relationship. She ultimately divorced her ex-husband in 2006 and later remarried Emmanuel in 2007.
Brigitte and her late ex-husband had one son and two daughters, who are now adults. Following her divorce, she was able to marry Emmanuel Macron, who went on to become the French President in 2017.