The newly-elected President of France has addressed the international obsession with his wife's age. has said that misogyny and homophobia were to blame for the speculation that he cannot be in love with his wife, who is 24 years his senior.
Macron married his wife Brigitte Trogneux in
"If I was 20 years older than my wife, nobody would have questioned my relationship's legitimacy for even a second," Macron told Le Parisien. "It's her being 20 years older
Macron went on to say that speculation regarding the assumptions about his relationship
"There is a big problem with the presentation of society and how they see the place of a woman," he added.
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