"All we can do is continue to persevere with our love, our life, and being together." The couple first met when Akama was just eight-years-old and Zhang was hired to be her music coach.After a year of working with Zhang, Akama won the 2009 National New Silk Road Modeling Competition's Children Pageant.
Much has been made of the fact that centrist Mr Macron is married to Brigitte Trogneux, a woman 24 years his senior he met as a 15-year-old schoolboy when she was a teacher at La Providence, a private school in Amiens, northern France.
Francoise recalled: “My mother, who would never have tolerated such a situation for her own children, showed herself to be much more open and tolerant with regard to her grandchildren’s love affairs.” Both parents deny any suggestion that they would have threatened to kick the schoolboy out of the house, and insist he was due to go to the prestigious Lycee Henri IV in Paris for the final year of his studies in any case.
The young Macron was not a student in his future wife’s French classes but in her drama lessons, which she taught as a second subject.
His mother, Francoise Nogues-Macron, told Ms Fulda: “We just couldn’t believe it.
What is clear is that when Emmanuel met Brigitte, we couldn’t just say, ‘That’s great’.” But she added: “What mattered to me was not the fact he was having a relationship with Brigitte but that he was alive and there weren’t any problems.” Realising the affair would not be a passing phase, she is said to have told the teacher: “Don’t you see? But he won’t have children with you.” His father, Jean-Michel Macron, revealed he “almost fell off his chair” when he learned about his son’s lover: “When Emmanuel met Brigitte, we certainly did not say, ‘How wonderful!
To engage with an older guy is to peek inside a different point-of-view on life.