Emmanuel Macron: his wife Brigitte, his biggest ally
- Author: Leroy Wright May 09, 2017,
May 09, 2017, 3:21
First Lady, Brigitte Macron, who according to Emmanuel Macron had been coaching her husband throughout the campaign, is now positioned and ready for the bigger stage.
She's been a constant presence at the side of Macron, who's called her one of his closest confidantes and an essential part of his success. Emmanuel Macron also dedicated a few words: "thank you to all my family, and to Brigitte, always present and even more, without which I would not be me".
"If I am elected - no, sorry, when we are elected - she will be there, with a role and a place", he said In an interview with Vanity Fair.
"I can't promise anything", she said, as recounted by Anne Fulda, a biographer.
Trogneux casts her ballot at a polling station in Le Touquet, France, on May 7, 2017. US President Donald Trump, 70, and his wife Melania, 46, have the same difference in age, but the Trump marriage is considered more "traditional".
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Newly-elected French President Macron 's wife, now 64, has been constantly by his side during his campaign, managing his agenda, editing his speeches and advising him on his stage presence.
The outgoing Socialist President, François Hollande, faced criticism for giving his ex-girlfriend, the journalist Valérie Trierweiler, an Elysée office and a staff, without clarifying her exact role.
Trogneux kisses Macron before he gives a speech in Paris on April 23, 2017.
Born to a family of chocolate makers, Trogneaux married a banker named Andre Louis Auzière, with whom she had three children. "The writing brought us together every Friday and triggered an incredible closeness" that continued even when he left for the super-elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris, she told the magazine. At the time, he was 15 and she was married with three children.
Morgan Simon, a 31-year-old from western Brittany, became a social media star after appearing on stage behind Macron and his wife Brigitte at the climax of his victory party outside the Louvre museum in Paris.
She is also the heiress to a French chocolatier company, the BBC notes.
This is not the first time, Brigitte has had to coach her husband. The three children of Brigitte Trogneux seem to be in a good relationship with Macron as they were seen campaigning for him during presidential elections.