7 Aug Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, should not be given the official status of first lady, according to more than , people who have signed an online petition. "There is no reason why the wife of the head of state should get a budget from public funds," wrote its creator. 8 Aug Brigitte Macron, the wife of French president Emmanuel Macron, will not officially be France’s First Lady, according to government officials and reports. French government spokesman Christophe Castaner took to Twitter on Monday night to stress that Mrs Macron would not have an. 9 May When year-old Emmanuel Macron enters the Élysée Palace, he will be France's youngest president since Napoleon and, to many, “France's answer to JFK”. Beside him will be the woman who has been his greatest champion since he was a schoolboy: his wife and former teacher, Brigitte Trogneux.