Brigitte Macron, 65, retired from her career as a teacher of literature at a prestigious private high school in Paris back in 2015. The move was an effort to help support her husband Emmanuel Macron, 40, in his political career. The couple tied the knot in October 2007, a year after Brigitte and her first husband André-Louis Auzière – with whom she has three children – were granted a divorce. Dubbed a style icon by many, the former high school teacher is also often admired for her youthful looks.
So, what is it which keeps age-defying Brigitte looking so young?
While what she eats may not affect her looks, it seems that the former school teacher has a very simple diet plan which she follows each day.
According to Guillaume Gomez, head chef at the Elysee Palace, she requires her meals to be packed full with fruit and vegetable.
As part of her daily diet, Brigitte aims to consume 10 fruit and vegetables each day – particularly seasonal ones.
But, her culinary choices don’t follow the exact pattern each mealtime – as according to the chef, variety is key.
Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph last year, Guillaume said: “When you do an assortment of raw fruit and vegetables, that’s already five varieties.
“Even in a blanquette de veau there are four or five vegetables. Variety is the key.”
But what about cheese and wine? Does Brigitte avoid them in the name of her health?
It seems not, as the chef spilled how these two food groups were back on the menu, after former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy took them off.
From one famous figure to another, what are the fitness secrets of the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump?
During an interview with GQ Magazine last year, Melania divulged how she stays in shape.
In the exclusive interview, the First Lady, now 48, discussed wearing ankle weights each day.
According to experts, this can up the amount of calories a person burns while whey wear them.
The American Council on Exercise shared some statistics on the matter, suggesting people who wear light weights could burn five to 15 per cent more calories.
For her healthy start to the day, the mother-of-one told GQ she tends to enjoy fibre-rich oatmeal, or a nutrient-packed smoothie.
Brigitte Macron: Five facts about the French President’s wife
Brigitte Trogneux, as she was born, is the youngest of six children and grew up in Amiens, France.
Her parents were owners of Chocolaterie Trogneux, which had been run by five generations of the family and is now run by Brigitte’s nephew.
Before her marriage to the current French President, Brigitte was married to a banker, André-Louis Auzière.
The couple wed in June 1974 and had three children before finally divorcing in January 2006. She married Emmanuel in 2007.
Brigitte is famed for being her husband’s secondary school teacher, but she has had a varied working life.
In 1982 she was a press secretary at the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Chamber of Commerce, moving in to teaching two years later.
First Lady attempt
In 2017, Emmanuel made an attempt to give his wife an official paid role in French administration, as First Lady.
This was dashed, however, after an online petition against the move gained 300,000 signatures. Her role has stayed unofficial, although as with previous President’s wives, she does have a small team of staff.
The French luxury fashion house began a relationship with Brigitte in 2015, loaning her outfits for public appearances.
Speaking to business news magazine Challenges, her team confirmed: “Everything has been noted in a register and the loan outs have been systematically returned. And she only wears their outfits for public appearances.”
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