Brigitte Macron was born in Amiens on 13 April 1953.
She has three children from her first marriage (Sébastien, born 1975; Laurence, born 1977; and Tiphaine, born 1984) and seven grandchildren.
She met Emmanuel Macron at a theatre workshop she was running at Lycée La Providence in Amiens. They were married in Le Touquet on 20 October 2007.
Brigitte Macron has a Master of Arts degree and a secondary school teaching qualification in French language and literature. She began her career in Paris, before teaching at Collège Lucie Berger in Strasbourg.
She returned to Amiens in 1991, where she taught French and Latin at Lycée La Providence.
In 2007, she moved to Paris to teach at Lycée Saint-Louis de Gonzague. She stopped teaching in 2015.
Public life and commitments
From 2016, Brigitte Macron joined her husband in the Presidential campaign.
Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the French Republic on 7 May 2017. She lives with him at the Élysée Palace.
A “transparency charter relating to the status of the spouse of the Head of State” was implemented in August 2017, as Emmanuel Macron had pledged during the Presidential election campaign. For the first time, the spouse of the Head of State now has a defined role.
As soon as she arrived at the Élysée Palace, Brigitte Macron began receiving extensive correspondence from the people of France. She decided to base her work and commitments on the requests in these letters, including better integration for persons with disabilities, child protection and the fight against school bullying.
In September 2018, Brigitte Macron initiated the LIVE (Institute of Vocations for Employment) project. This programme supports and trains young adults over the age of 25 who are neither in employment nor training. Brigitte Macron is chair of the LIVE association and leads the teaching committee. The first institute, accommodating 60 “Livers” opened in Clichy-sous-Bois in September 2019. From time to time, she gives master classes in theatre and literature. Other institutes are planned for Valence and Roubaix.
In June 2019, Brigitte Macron was elected chair of the Hospitals of Paris-Hospitals of France Foundation, which works to improve the daily lives of patients, carers and healthcare personnel.