Celeb News

France’s New First Lady Brigitte Trogneux Defying All The “Cougar” Rules!

France’s New First Lady Brigitte Trogneux Defying All The “Cougar” Rules!

France’s New First Lady Brigitte Trogneux Defying All The “Cougar” Rules!

With Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the final round of the French presidential election Sunday night, France is poised to have a new first lady: Brigitte Trogneux. 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. While headlines have been preoccupied with her and Macron’s age difference (she is 64 and he is 39), it’s possible she may become France’s most involved first lady yet. Rumor has it she may take on a formal government position.

While France does not typically create a role for the president’s spouse in the same way the U.S. provides first ladies with office space and staff, Macron has suggested Trogneux will have a more official capacity. “If I’m elected no, sorry, when we are elected, she will be there, with a role and place,” Macron told supporters. “She is not going to be behind or hidden or become a tweet,” he has also said, “she will be next to me because she has always been next to me.” “Without her, I wouldn’t be me,” Macron said of Trogneux after winning the first round of the election in April. She’s also credited with encouraging Macron to focus on gender equality issues. He’s promised that half the candidates running in his En Marche party later this year will be women. As first lady, she told Paris Match last year, she plans to focus on education and issues affecting young people. She is seen as one of Macron’s most trusted advisers

She is also challenging sexist, ageist stereotypes as Trogneux is about 24 years older than Macron, a fact that much of the media can’t stop obsessing over, although little fuss is made when older men marry younger women. U.S. President Donald Trump is also about 24 years older than his wife, Melania. “If I was 20 years older than my wife, no one would have questioned it being a legitimate relationship,” Macron stated. “It’s only because my wife is 20 years older than me that people say it’s not tenable.” But she hasn’t let the barrage of insulting nicknames in the press, “first grandmother of France,” “menopausal Barbie,” and so on keep her from being a constant presence at Macron’s side throughout the campaign. But what really intrigues everyone about their relationship is how they met. Trogneux is a former educator and up until 2015, when she began advising Macron full-time, she worked as a teacher at a Jesuit high school in Paris. Before that, she was Macron’s high school drama instructor when they met in northern France in 1993. At the time, he was 15 and she was married with three children. Trogneux eventually left her first marriage and married Macron in 2007. “We wrote, and little by little, I was totally awed by the intellect of this boy,” she recalled in a documentary last year. “His culture, his clever, well-formed head. Amazing.” She is also the heiress to a French chocolatier company, the BBC notes. Now here is definitely a relationship that falls into the category of “love conquers all”.

Could There Be A Past Life Connection Between France’s New President and First Lady?

Susan Z’s Conclusion:

Most definitely! When you see love between two people that seem completely out of sync but cannot stop the events that bring them together, there is usually a very strong duty past life relationship that holds those emotions and the body is comfortable with.

Knight of Swords: Inverted (Upside Down)
This card represents a male who brings disruptive energy. I feel this card is Macron and as it is inverted, shows his term in office will shake up the old ways of doing things.

Death: Inverted
This card represents letting go of what no longer serves and transformation. Being inverted, I believe Macron and Trogneux will challenge everyone’s old views on the way things get done.

Three of Swords:
This card represents sadness and melancholy. I feel there is a general malaise in France’s outlook to many serious problems they are facing. This is what France’s new president and first lady will be dealing with as he takes office.


comment box

Previous ArticleNext Article