Emmanuel Macron, the front runner for the French presidency, met his wife Brigitte when he was 15 and she was 39! Their story clearly isn’t quite traditional, making it one for the books.
The couple has publicly described the unusual way in which their romance started – when he was a student at the high school where she was a teacher, in the town of Amiens in northern France.
Then called Brigitte Auziere, a married mother of three children, she was supervising the drama club. Macron, a literature lover, was a member.
Macron moved to Paris for his last year of high school.
At that time, "we called each other all the time, we spent hours on the phone, hours and hours on the phone," Brigitte Macron recalled in a televised documentary.
Little by little, he overcame all my resistance in an unbelievable way, with patience.
She eventually moved to the French capital to join him, and got a divorce. They've been together ever since.The couple finally married in 2007 and Brigitte Macron is now campaigning by his side.
"I don't hide her," Macron told BFM TV. "She's here in my life, she has always been."
(With inputs from AP)