“Even with the age gap, I’ve never quite met anyone like him,” she says.
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When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.
“There were a lot of the ‘boy toy’ remarks, and I will say it mostly came from men my age — there’s a threatening aspect to a woman dating a younger man,” she says.
“With some women I dated, they wanted to play games, but Jennifer always communicated that she wanted something real,” Angal says.
“I always knew where I stood with her.” Soon after they met, he cleaned up his act and left the entertainment industry.
She divorced her first husband and married Macron 14 years later.