On December 10, 2021, two women, one identifying as a “medium” and the other as an “independent journalist,” posted a video on YouTube, claiming that France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron, 69, was born male at birth and transitioned at 18.

On February 15, 2022, Macron issued a complaint against the women, claiming it was an invasion of privacy and image rights. She wanted the video to be taken down and payment of damages the video caused.


The complaint was voided by the court on March 7, citing the complaint should have been filed as public defamation instead of an invasion of privacy and image.

The video went viral around the time Macron’s husband, Emmanuel Macron, 45, was running in France’s 2022 presidential election. Despite any negative press that might have arisen, Emmanuel won re-election to a second term.

However, another scandal came to light surrounding Brigitte and Emmanuel’s relationship. Back in 1993, Brigitte, then 40, worked as a drama teacher at the same high school the then-15-year-old Emmanuel went to. The two started a relationship despite the inappropriate nature and the fact that Brigitte was married to André-Louis Auziére and had three children, one of which is the same age as Emmanuel.

In 2006, Brigitte divorced her first husband and married Emmanuel, then 29, the next year, when she was 54.

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