French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is captured at the age of 15 on camera kissing his drama teacher – the woman, aged 40, who would later become his wife.
Brigitte Trogneux is 25 years Macron’s senior – and was married with three children when he was in high school.
Macron had been appearing in a school play in May 1993 with his classmates when he came off stage and was congratulated by his teacher, alongside the other actors.After a handshake and a kiss from Ms Trogneux, he then grabs the microphone and appears to grin cheekily in her direction, although it is not clear what is said.
The pair went on to marry in 1997.
The unusual love story has captivated French tabloids and magazines, and emerged as a major storyline during Macron’s rapid rise towards the Elysee Palace, with both husband and wife hitting back at critics.
At 16, Macron’s parents sent him to Paris to continue his studies but he vowed to marry Trogneux, who was around 40.
Trogneux told the documentary: “We’d call each other all the time and spend hours on the phone.
“Bit by bit, he defeated all my resistance, in an amazing way, with patience.”
Culled from Daily Mirror