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She used to be Emmanuel Macron’s teacher (sort of)

The couple didn’t exactly have a conventional courtship, having met when Emmanuel was a 15-year-old school boy and Brigitte, a married mother-of-three.
Although Brigitte was never assigned as his teacher, she was in charge of the high school drama club when Macron joined. They got to know each other when a then 16-year-old Emmanuel suggested they write a play together.
Macron was just 17 when he declared his intention to marry Brigitte, but his parents were concerned about the budding relationship and sent him away for his last year of high school.
“You cannot get rid of me. I will come back and I will marry you,” Macron told Trogneux according to his biographers.
Brigitte eventually divorced her banker husband and joined Macron in Paris. “Little by little, I came totally under the spell of the intelligence of this young boy,” Trogneux told France 3 TV.
And proving their doubters wrong, the couple went on to marry in 2007. Aww. [Photo: Reuters]

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