“When men marry younger women, it’s tied to ego and self-worth.”Surely, we should be desensitized by now.
Just look at all the examples Hollywood has provided: Julianne Moore is nine years older than her husband, Bart Freundlich; Hugh Jackman is 12 years younger than Deborra-Lee Furness; Eva Mendes is six years Ryan Gosling‘s senior, same with Julianna Margulies and her husband, Keith Lieberthal.
In France, that’s an unusual move as first ladies (or potential first ladies) don’t play a very public role in their partners’ political ambitions.
In North America, however, her inclusion is notable because she’s 24 years his senior. President Donald Trump, whose 23-year jump on his wife has people yawning and rolling their eyes, the age difference between Macron and his wife is treated as downright scandalous in more puritanical circles. K.’s headline reads: “How Macron and his 64-year-old wife first fell in love.” The article then goes on to detail their romance that started when he was a 16-year-old student and she was his 39-year-old teacher.
Ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in France, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist front runner, is breaking the mould in his home country.
Namely, he’s thrusting his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, into the spotlight.
Editor's note: Emmanuel Macron is a favorite to win the French presidential election this Sunday, but he's making headlines for more than his political success.
At 64, Macron's wife Brigitte is 24 years older than him.
In "Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance," authors Felicia Brings and Susan Winter interviewed more than 200 men to discover the allure of the so-called "Mrs.My problem is that I have always thought older women who go for younger men are a) disgusting b) need their heads examining and c)wonder what on earth the younger men would be doing showing interest in older women when they could be going out with a nubile 25 year old?Im just interested in getting everyone's opinions on here - can it work between older woman and younger man?Ok So I am 43, look 34 and only ever find young men attractive and vice versa.I never even meet older guys, all I meet is guys ages 22-35.READ MORE: Is monogamy a realistic relationship ideal? While the beginning of their romance is undoubtedly scandalous, it remains unclear why we still find it shocking when an older woman marries a younger man.“Women who are fun-loving and have lots of energy are attracted to younger men because they’re a great match.The draw is to feel young,” says Nicole Mc Cance, a relationship psychologist in Toronto.Mariah Carey, 42, has had twins with Nick Cannon–that’s a 10-year age gap. But top of the tree, as ever, is Madonna, 53, who is at least considering a marriage proposal from her 24-year-old boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat.But no one raises an eyebrow at a 29-year age gap any more. There’s on television and dating sites like Cougar They first met when he was 15 and she was a 39-year-old teacher at his school.She divorced her first husband and married Macron 14 years later.Then there was Ashton Kutcher who stepped out with a 23-year-old, leading Demi Moore into a whippet-induced 911 scandal. “In the hundreds of cases I've researched, the couples I know and with whom I've worked, there is love and fidelity,” she says.Besides, these younger men usually have little reason to stray.And it’s not just for celebrities-according to a 2008 AARP poll, almost one-third of women between the ages of 40 and 69 date men who are 10 or more years younger. What will Madonna have to do to make sure her relationship lasts longer than , for some advice. “The assumption that a younger man will inevitably cheat on an older woman is part of the historic nonsense by which women are made to feel fearful, valueless and undesirable,” she says. Judging from, infidelity is by far the biggest issue cougars face.