近日，一本由法国《CLOSER》杂志知名编辑玛艾尔•布朗（Maëlle Brun）撰写的传记——《布丽吉特•马克龙：不受限制的女人》（Brigitte Macron: L'Affranchie），讲述了这位法国第一夫人的故事，同时揭秘了她和马克龙相遇后的遭遇。
From her teenage years as a red-skirted figure skater to her time as a PR officer and teacher before meeting France's future president, a book out last Wednesday attempts to decode the popularity of France's first lady.
The unauthorised biography "Brigitte Macron: L'Affranchie", or "Unfettered", was written by a prominent editor whose gossip magazine is known for its scoops on celebrities.
Childhood friends recount Macron's early years as the youngest of six children in the northern French town of Amiens, recalling a cossetted and vivacious teenager, a member of the city's figure skating team for three years starting in 1967.
"Being the last of a large family, she benefited from a large degree of freedom," a friend recalled.
Another remembered that "for good marks, she once got an entire jewellery set in silver."
"Unfettered" spends plenty of time speaking with former students of Brigitte Trogneux when she was a drama teacher at an Amiens high school -- where in 1993 she would help a student, Emmanuel Macron, rewrite Eduardo De Filippo's "The Art of Comedy".
"I remember one time we were studying the concept of passion," eliciting a nervous silence in the classroom, a former student recounts.
"So she cheerfully bursts out that treating yourself to pleasure once in a while does some good! She had a gift for loosening us up."
The book reveals the depth of the hostility Mrs Macron encountered after she began the relationship with her teenage pupil at the private La Providence Lycée Catholic school.
She was from a wealthy family known for its cake business, had a successful banker husband and was a mother to three children.
But when she met Emmanuel for the first time - he was 14, she was 38 - her respectable life was about to be ended.
Mrs Macron has previously said the couple fell in love when Emmanuel was 15 - the age of consent in France - but their affair still scandalised Amiens.
Brun quotes a friend of Mrs Macron who explains that the period is a 'wound' in her life which she does not enjoy speaking about.
'But she has sometimes told me she lost all her friends,' the acquaintance went on.
'Friends with whom she went on holiday changed overnight and no longer wanted to speak to her.'
Their affair ended Mrs Macron's marriage to Andrew-Louis Auziere, now 66 - though she did not get divorced until 2006 - and led to Mr Macron being removed from the school and sent to Paris.
Auziere had a 'violent reaction' when he heard she was having an affair, the biography claims.
'When [Brigitte's] husband learns the truth, his reaction is violent,' writes Brun.
'To be replaced by a schoolmate of his daughter, by an adolescent whom he had often received at his home? That's a difficult wound to heal.'
The book recounts how then Brigitte Auzière met her future husband via her daughter Laurence who was in the same class as her daughter at La Providence Lycée in Amiens.
The daughter described him as a kind of “UFO” who “knows everything about everything” and spent more time talking to teachers than pupils. The two clicked immediately and he would come around aged 15 with bunches of flowers to the French and drama teacher’s house.
Appalled locals even denounced the relationship in anonymous letters to her parents while others spat on their door.
An acquaintance of Mrs Macron is quoted by Ms Brun as saying: “She is very tight-lipped about this topic. It is a wound she won’t talk about directly.
Mr Macron’s parents, who are both doctors, were also treated “like they had the plague” in Amiens, it adds. Mr Macron was sent to Paris to complete his education far from the local scandal.
Macron left Amiens to finish his schooling in Paris, vowing to marry his former teacher. 'At the age of 17, Emmanuel said to me, 'Whatever you do, I will marry you!'.