Official portrait of Brigitte Macron, © French Presidency, Soazig de la Moissonnière

Private life

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.

Professional life

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

14 May 2017 - 15 May 2022

Déplacements et rendez-vous de Brigitte Macron

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