The couple between Gabriel Attal and Stéphane Séjourné fascinates the French today. But before the romance between the government spokesperson and the MEP came to light, she was the target of numerous threats made within Parliament itself. A difficult situation to manage on which the president of the Renew group and political advisor to Emmanuel Macron spoke to our colleagues of Stubborn, Friday November 19, 2021.
During his interview, Stéphane Séjourné first spoke on many subjects around the LGBTQI + community, in particular concerning the issues around “gender ideology” or surrogacy. Asked then about his married life with Gabriel Attal, the latter quickly shared a kind of annoyance about the notion of intimacy. “Whether you are gay or straight, everyone has the right to their privacy. Everyone has their own personality and sensitivity on this subject, mine is discreet“, launched Stéphane Séjourné, before recalling that he has” both the right to [s]we have privacy than someone else, “he lamented, before continuing:”I’m not sure Le Monde would have published the same paper regarding a heterosexual couple.”
A speech that follows an article published by The world, on October 31, in which the newspaper revealed that they were victims of threats from parliamentarians who threatened Gabriel Attal in 2018 to make his love story and his homosexuality public. Information that Stéphane Séjourné confirmed to Stubborn, without going too far on the subject.
A couple far from the media life
Although they are both on the front of the stage, Gabriel Attal and Stéphane Séjourné make it a point of honor to preserve their privacy. After meeting at a work meeting in early 2015, the two lovers then passed away in 2019, “in case they have to leave France“. A precaution swept away by Emmanuel Macron’s presidential victory which allowed Nikolai’s dads to stay together.
As a reminder, Nikolai is the “little brother“from Gabriel Attal: One”little brother“who is not one, but who remains someone over whom the spokesperson and his companion watch with attention:”Five years ago my first cousin died in a car accident. She left behind a 3 year old boy, Nikolai. My mother and her partner adopted him. He’s going to be 9 years old, and we get along really well. I take him to the movies, we go to Disneyland, he comes home on weekends, we watch old movies.”