In the two weeks separating the first round of French presidencies from the second, the spotlights will move even more to Brigitte Trogneux, 64, married to ten years with Emmanuel Macron, 24 years younger than her. Te two know since he was 15 and was her favorite pupil at the Amiens Providence high school where she taught.
Size 38, long and thin legs, blue eyes, blond hair with bangs and carriage cut, Brigitte is far from the prototype of old age.
It is a ultra-contemporary beauty that dresses like a little girl: a lurex nail, a tight pants, a habit to show off sexy toppings with tulle and leather inlays, and skirts above the knee in official occasions, customized in her by the dry constitution and the absence of fatty lump around the kneecap. Then there is the personality, or what looks like it. And that of Madame Macron is free, sun-sensitive, capable of great courage and strong complicity.
When he releases one of his first interviews at Paris Match, he tells the love for the prof. For her brilliant pupil, the irresistible passion, the escape from Amiens, the divorce from her husband and the abandonment of the three children, and the long Parisian years of semi-clandestine with that in-training college, destined to blossom in the politics of sui generis today running for Élysée, without party, strong in his only hustle of artist, actor musician, philosopher.
From now on, both of them had to deal with slanders: those on Macron’s alleged homosexuality and those on Brigitte’s liaison with the beautiful president of Radio France, Mathieu Gallet.
Former French professor, lover of theater and literature, she dictates times and themes of the campaign. It was she who insisted that he would appear now, in 2017, without waiting another five years. “In 2002, I’m in trouble tonight” (“In 2022, it will have the problem of my face”, she would trust a common friend, imagine her wrinkles of seventy and the collapse of the structures). And since the election machine has left, she is driving and above all to steer if it is needed. “You do not have the energy to lose, put the energy you have in the constructive”, recommends the former student now candidate for the presidency, before a meeting.
And she is always recommending her husband to speak with strong voice. Because Macron not only has a bit of grip, but he has a hoarse voice, sometimes shrill and annoying. And the obedient student is so well aware that he has even recruited a baritone to learn some secrets of vocal technique before it’s too late and to use diaphragm, mask and resonators best.
In November 2016, Macron declared that he would run in the election under the banner of En Marche!, a centrist political movement he founded in April 2016. He qualified for the runoff after the first round of the election on 23 April 2017, ahead of Marine Le Pen. The ballot will be on Sunday, May 7, when the next President of the French Republic will be established.