64-year-old wife of France’s Emmanuel Macron speaks about the 'problem' of having a husband 25 years younger

The wife of French President Emmanuel Macron today spoke for the first time about being married to a man 25 years her junior, saying: ‘The only problem is that he’s younger than me’.
In a brutally honest interview, 64-year-old Brigitte Macron admitted that she was reminded of the age gap every morning when she looked at the boyish Mr Macron, 39.
‘Of course, we have breakfast, me with my wrinkles, him with freshness, but that’s how it is,’ said Mrs Macron.
She also spoke out after public pressure forced the Macrons to abandon their plans to give Mrs Macron the official title of First Lady – claiming she was not too bothered.
‘I don’t feel like a First Lady,’ said Mrs Macron. 
‘That’s the translation of an American expression, and I don’t like anything about it.’ 
Brigitte (pictured) said: Of course, we have breakfast, me with my wrinkles, him with freshness, but that¿s how it is'
Brigitte (pictured) said: Of course, we have breakfast, me with my wrinkles, him with freshness, but that’s how it is'
In fact Mr Macron had wanted his wife of a decade to be given more formal recognition as she carried out her day-to-day work. 
But more than 300,000 people signed an online petition ‘against the status of First Lady for Brigitte Macron’. 
Despite the embarrassment over the title, Mrs Macron said she had no regrets about moving into the Elysee Palace. 
Brigitte, a retired teacher, first met the teenage Emmanuel when he was in her drama class in their home town of Amiens. Pictured: Brigitte with the pop star Rihanna outside the Elysee Palace last month 
Brigitte, a retired teacher, first met the teenage Emmanuel when he was in her drama class in their home town of Amiens. Pictured: Brigitte with the pop star Rihanna outside the Elysee Palace last month 
The French president is 39 years old. Brigitte is 64. But she said of their marriage: ¿The only problem is that he¿s younger than me¿
The French president is 39 years old. Brigitte is 64. But she said of their marriage: ‘The only problem is that he’s younger than me’
Pictured: The happy couple voting in legislative elections in June 
Pictured: The happy couple voting in legislative elections in June 
She said she would now post a job description online, highlighting her charity work and other engagements, which she will do for free. 
‘Like all of those before me, I will take on my public role, but the French people will know the resources at my disposal,’ she told Elle magazine.
‘We’ll post my meetings and my commitments on the presidential website so that the French people know exactly what I’m doing. What’s important is that it’s clear’.
Mrs Macron, a retired teacher, first met the teenage Emmanuel when he was in her drama class in their home town of Amiens, northern France.
Pictured: Brigitte and her daughter Tiphaine
Pictured: Brigitte and her daughter Tiphaine
Pictured: Brigitte and her daughter Tiphaine. The wife of the French president today spoke for the first time about being married to a man 25 years her junior, saying: ‘The only problem is that he’s younger than me’
The couple ended up pursuing a passionate affair, before the mother of three left her first husband.
Mrs Macron is now known for the vigorous exercise routines and healthy eating that have helped her maintain her remarkably youthful figure.
Discussing her relationship further, Mrs Macron said: ‘When I read about us, I always get the impression that I’m reading someone else’s story. Our story is so simple.’ 
‘If I hadn’t chosen this, I would have missed out on my life,’ she said.
The couple, who have no children together, are currently on holiday in Marseilles, in the south of France. 
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