In a story that would likely sink a candidate’s chances in a more uptight country (uh, here), the 39-year-old Macron first met his 64-year-old wife, Brigitte Trogneux, when he was 15. More specifically, she was a drama teacher and he was playing the lead role in the school’s adaptation of the Milan Kundera play, Jacques and His Master.In the U.S., adult sex with a 15 year old is a felony. Those so convicted are forever labeled sex offenders. The dissolute French probably consider it a normal part of growing up.
Trogneux was married at the time, and though there are rumors that they had an affair, it’s unclear when their romance actually began. They wed in 2007.
For a British view of the general subject, see a story in the UK Progressive entitled, "Female teachers: The sex offenders no one suspects."