French First Lady Brigitte Macron has opened up about the ten-year wait she endured before marrying French President Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Paris Match, she revealed that she prioritized her children’s well-being and did not want to disrupt their lives by rushing into a marriage.
The couple first began dating when Emmanuel was just 15 and Brigitte was his drama teacher. Despite initial opposition from both their families, they remained committed to each other and eventually married in 2007. However, it took ten years for Brigitte to feel confident that she had made the right decision for her family and herself.
Brigitte spoke about the challenges she faced throughout their relationship, including resistance from Emmanuel’s parents and concerns about the age difference between them. Despite these obstacles, they were able to overcome them and eventually marry.
Their relationship began when Brigitte was 40 and Emmanuel was a student in her drama class in Amiens, France. They continued dating despite initial opposition from both sides of their families, who believed that their age difference was too great. However, after divorcing her ex-husband in 2006, Brigitte felt ready to move on with her life and marry Emmanuel a year later.
Together, they have one son and two daughters who are now grown up. After becoming the French president in 2017, they continue to face challenges as a couple but remain committed to supporting each other through all of life’s obstacles.