When Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron married in October 2007, she was 54 years old and he was 29. The teacher and mother of three children had given up her old life for a student – and he later became president.

A young man and a woman over fifty: For many, this romance was initially difficult to digest. For others it remained a mystery that can apparently only be explained with a lot of imagination. According to a crude conspiracy theory, Emmanuel Macron has of course never fallen in love with an older woman. But into an older man. Who now shares life at his side as a woman.

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