Source: Independent, April 25 (edited)
…Aged 64, Ms Macron is a grandmother of seven and 25 years her fresh-faced 39-year-old husband’s senior. Even better, perhaps, they met when he was 15 and she was his married, private school teacher – with a daughter of the same age, in the same class….
They met because of La Providence, the imposing private school founded by devout Jesuits in Amiens. She was the extrovert Latin, French and theatre teacher, blonde-hair in the style of Brigitte Bardot according to a later Paris Match account, married since the age of 20 to a local banker.
He was 15, already steeped in the writings of French literary giants like André Gide – a teenage prodigy. It has been said that Laurence, the daughter of Mme Auzière (as Brigitte then was), returned home from school one day raving about the talents of a classmate who was “a crazy boy who knows everything about everything.”