Macron's Wife Threatens to Sue Those Who Spread Rumours About Her Alleged Gender Change
22:01 GMT 20.12.2021 (Updated: 07:21 GMT 21.12.2021)
© REUTERS / POOLFrench President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron are welcomed by European Parliament President David Sassoli prior a ceremony in tribute to the late former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, on the first anniversary of his death, at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, France, December 2, 2021
According to the news website Numerama, this information first appeared in the magazine Faits & Documents, which specialises in conspiracy theories.
The first reports speculating that Brigitte Macron has changed her gender emerged in September, claiming that she was allegedly born under the male name Jean-Michel Tronier.
Meanwhile, France heads towards its upcoming presidential election, due to take place in April 2022. Among those running for the post are right-wing leader Marine Le Pen for Rassemblement National, Yannick Jadot for the Green Party, Anne Hidalgo for the Socialist Party, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon for La France Insoumise.
President Macron hasn't yet announced his bid, but the incumbent president is believed to be the likely winner of the election if he is to run, according to polls.