Who is Brigitte Macron?

So far, all anyone can talk about when it comes to France’s new president Emmanuel Macron‘s wife, Brigitte Trogneux, is that she’s older than him and used to be his drama teacher in school.

While that is all very intriguing, there’s a lot more to Trogneux than just her age, and since she’s going to be France’s next First Lady, it’s probably best we look at what makes her qualified for a role with such influence.


Her first qualifier, which is a very important one, is that Trogneux was born the heir to a five-generations old chocolate company that’s known for its delicious macarons d’Amiens. If having a historic, traditional French chocolate company doesn’t make her the perfect French First Lady, then frankly I don’t know what else would.

Secondly, according to a BBC article on Trogneux, she’s known for influencing Macron’s views on feminism and women in politics. Macron promised that half of all the candidates running for his En Marche! party in the legislative elections in June will be women. He kept that promise when, on May 11, he announced the names of more than 400 candidates representing En Marche! and half of them were women.

So far two points for Trogneux! Learn more about her in the video above.