Only in France would this love story end well.
On Sunday, Emmanuel Macron became one of the two finalists in the French presidential election. One of the stories about the candidate that have sparked interest around the globe is the marriage of the 39-year-old candidate to his 64-year-old wife.
In fact, not only is Brigitte Trogneux 25 years older than her husband, but she was also his high school teacher. At the time the two met Macron was 17 years old, and Trogniux was 42 and was married with three children.
Nobody will ever know at what moment our story became a love story. That belongs to us. That is our secret.
— Brigitte Trogneux – CNN
The unusual circumstances of the marriage are not causing much concern in France where people have different attitudes towards relationships between a teacher and a student.