Meet French first lady Brigitte Macron: President Emmanuel Macron's former schoolteacher turned wife who may get a formal role in his administration

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brigitte looking upPascal Lachenaud/ReutersBrigitte Trogneux.

Glamorous former high school teacher Brigitte Trogneux is France's first first lady in five years, and it's caused some adjustments.

French President Emmanuel Macron, whose popularity has plummeted in recent weeks, is planning to give his wife Brigitte an official role in the government.

When Macron cinched the French presidency in May, Brigitte was right by his side - and regularly featured in the media for being 24 years older than her husband.

Scroll on to learn more about Brigitte Macron, and what her new role may look like.

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"She will have an existence, she will have a voice there, a view on things," Macron said in March. "She will be at my side, as she has always been."

"She will have an existence, she will have a voice there, a view on things," Macron said in March. "She will be at my side, as she has always been."

Source: Reuters

In the coming weeks, Macron is expected to announce what actual functions Brigitte will be taking over.

In the coming weeks, Macron is expected to announce what actual functions Brigitte will be taking over.

Source: AP

In August, news broke that Brigitte might get an official role in the French government instead, amid the controversy that it could be too expensive to give her the title of first lady.

In August, news broke that Brigitte might get an official role in the French government instead, amid the controversy that it could be too expensive to give her the title of first lady.

Source: AP

Macron wanted to make "first lady" an unpaid formal title, but many in France saw that as copying the American system. Over 220,000 people signed a petition against the proposal.

Macron wanted to make "first lady" an unpaid formal title, but many in France saw that as copying the American system. Over 220,000 people signed a petition against the proposal.

Sources: AFP, Reuters

Brigitte's main areas of focus as first lady were expected to be education and working with disadvantaged and autistic children.

Brigitte's main areas of focus as first lady were expected to be education and working with disadvantaged and autistic children.

Source: The Telegraph

The crowd reportedly shouted "Brigitte! Brigitte! Brigitte!" as she took to the stage with Macron to celebrate his landslide win on May 7 at a victory rally near the Louvre in Paris.

The crowd reportedly shouted "Brigitte! Brigitte! Brigitte!" as she took to the stage with Macron to celebrate his landslide win on May 7 at a victory rally near the Louvre in Paris.

Source: BBC

And she celebrated with Macron after early results in the first round of the 2017 French presidential election at the Parc des Expositions hall in Paris.

And she celebrated with Macron after early results in the first round of the 2017 French presidential election at the Parc des Expositions hall in Paris.

Brigitte cast her ballot during the second round of 2017 French presidential election in Le Touquet.

Brigitte cast her ballot during the second round of 2017 French presidential election in Le Touquet.

Brigitte is understood to be an important mentor to Macron. He said "without her, I wouldn't be me," after winning the first round of voting in April 2017.

Brigitte is understood to be an important mentor to Macron. He said "without her, I wouldn't be me," after winning the first round of voting in April 2017.

Source: CNN

The president of France has apparently only ever had one other relationship, with a girlfriend his own age, according to Macron's biographer, Anne Fulda.

The president of France has apparently only ever had one other relationship, with a girlfriend his own age, according to Macron's biographer, Anne Fulda.

Source: The Telegraph

The first lady is apparently a regular at Paris Fashion Week, but swapped the front row to support her husband in his presidential campaign.

The first lady is apparently a regular at Paris Fashion Week, but swapped the front row to support her husband in his presidential campaign.

Source: The Telegraph

Brigitte is also known for her strong personal sense of style.

Brigitte is also known for her strong personal sense of style.

At the top, the couple looked relaxed as they shared a bottle of wine with colleagues.

At the top, the couple looked relaxed as they shared a bottle of wine with colleagues.

They also appear to be keen skiers. Here, the couple smiles for the cameras as they take a chairlift up to the mountaintop for a lunch break during a campaign visit to Bagneres-de-Bigorre, in the Pyrenees in Southwestern France.

They also appear to be keen skiers. Here, the couple smiles for the cameras as they take a chairlift up to the mountaintop for a lunch break during a campaign visit to Bagneres-de-Bigorre, in the Pyrenees in Southwestern France.

They live together in Le Touquet, a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Below, Brigitte speaks with the press outside their home.

They live together in Le Touquet, a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Below, Brigitte speaks with the press outside their home.

But the couple have embraced the limelight.

But the couple have embraced the limelight.

The age gap between the couple has been a source of fascination for local media.

The age gap between the couple has been a source of fascination for local media.

Macron is stepfather to Brigitte's three children — two girls and a boy. Below, her daughters Thyphaine (left) and Laurence (right) stand at one of Macron's campaign rallies.

Macron is stepfather to Brigitte's three children — two girls and a boy. Below, her daughters Thyphaine (left) and Laurence (right) stand at one of Macron's campaign rallies.

Source: The Sun

She has been by his side ever since.

She has been by his side ever since.

Brigitte divorced her banker husband and father of her children, André-Louis Auzière, in 2006, and married Macron the following year.

Brigitte divorced her banker husband and father of her children, André-Louis Auzière, in 2006, and married Macron the following year.

Source: CNN

Brigitte was Macron's drama teacher. They met at the Jésuites de la Providence lycée high school, in Amiens, when he was 15.

Brigitte was Macron's drama teacher. They met at the Jésuites de la Providence lycée high school, in Amiens, when he was 15.

Macron was reportedly packed off to Paris to finish his studies when news broke of his close bond with the married mother of three. Trogneux told Paris Match magazine that, at 17, Emmanuel told her: "Whatever you do, I will marry you."

There is a 24-year age gap between 64-year-old Brigitte and 39-year-old Macron.

There is a 24-year age gap between 64-year-old Brigitte and 39-year-old Macron.

She is the youngest of six Trogneux children and her family are famous chocolatiers in the region of Amiens. Les Trogneux is lauded for its macaroons.

She is the youngest of six Trogneux children and her family are famous chocolatiers in the region of Amiens. Les Trogneux is lauded for its macaroons.

Source: L'Express

Meet Brigitte Macron, high-school teacher who is the wife of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron.

Meet Brigitte Macron, high-school teacher who is the wife of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron.

Source: CNN

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