French president Macron perfectly shuts down comments on his wife’s age


French president Macron perfectly shuts down comments on his wife’s age

People can’t seem to digest the 24 years of age difference between the two

By ELLE team  May 10th, 2017

Newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron is making news for a lot of reasons. His stance on EU, LGBT rights and immigrant policies has already made him popular across the internet. Not to forget the fact that he has given us another reason to appreciate world politics after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

But like all good things and people, Macron has also not been spared from the trolls. People have an issue with his wife Brigitte Trogneaux being 24-years older than him. Reportedly, these trolls claim that the age difference makes their marriage ‘impossible’ and ‘untenable’.

Addressing these claims in an interview with French newspaper Le Perisian, Macron said, “If I had been 20 years older than my wife, nobody would have thought for a single second that I couldn’t be [an intimate partner].” He claimed that these reports are originating because of misogyny and mindsets entrenched in ‘traditional homogenous’ views about society. The couple has been married since 2007, when Macron was 30 and his wife was 54.

Macron also addressed the continued rumours about his sexuality by attributing those to ‘rampant homophobia’ because people were accusing him of being gay as if it was a ‘stain’ or a ‘hidden disease’.

There you go, another score in favour of the Macron v/s Trudeau list everyone is not-so secretly maintaining.