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Brigitte Trogneux, a former teacher who walked away from the occupation in 2015 to support her husband, is 25 years President Emmanuel Macron's senior.
They met when he was 15 and she was a married private school teacher. Her daughter was in the same class as her future husband.
She married Macron October 2007, 21 months after divorcing André Louis Auzière, aged 54, when Macron was 29.
Despite his victory, becoming France's 25th president, the age gap between Emmanuel and Brigitte continues to vex some.
While many in the En Marche! movement love her (supporters chanted her name at a recent victory rally as he thanked her), others have voiced some disapproval at the age gap.
Emmanuel Macron is 39. His wife, Brigitte Trogneux, is 64. She was his high school teacher. WTF is it with the F… https://t.co/fyHBEyp3Bv — Ian W. Toll (@Ian W. Toll)
It would be worth nothing that not much clamour was made about the age gap between President Donald Trump, 70, and Melania Trump, 46, who have 24 years between them.
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Nearly exactly the same, yet no one bats an eyelid.
The Presidents and First Ladies of their respective countries are meeting in Paris this week during the Bastille Day celebrations.
It's been reported that Trump and Macron have discussed topics ranging from the Syrian civil war to the Paris Climage agreement, which Mr Trump infamously said America would be reneging on.
When the Trump's arrived in Paris, Brigitte Macron was also subjected to the Trump handshake.
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