A video is being shared on social media claiming it to be a 30-year-old television clipping showing French President Emmanuel Macron dancing with his teacher, who is his current wife, Brigitte Macron. This video shows a young boy dancing with an elderly woman dancer on a stage. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: 30-year-old television clipping showing French President Emmanuel Macron dancing with his wife Brigitte Macron.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows ballroom dancer Jake Monreal’s performance at the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (SYTYCD) show in 2016. As part of the SYTYCD: Next Generation show, Jake Monreal and dancer Jenna Johnson performed a Cha Cha routine to the “Toca Toca (Radio Edit)” song. The video has nothing to do with French President Emmanuel Macron. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video, a video with similar visuals was found posted by a YouTube channel in July 2016. This YouTube channel described it as visuals of Jenna Johnson & Jake Monreal’s dance performance at the ‘So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation’ show. When we searched for this video using relevant keywords, we found the same video published on the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (SYTYCD) YouTube channel. SYTYCD published this video with the title, “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation – Jenna and Jake’s Ballroom Performance”.
An image of this dance performance was published on the ‘Getty Images’ website with the description, “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: L-R: Top 10 contestant Jake Monreal and all-star Jenna Johnson perform a Cha Cha routine to “Toca Toca (Radio Edit)” choreographed by Jean Marc Genereux on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Monday, July 11”. The boy seen dancing in the video is ballroom dancer Jake Monreal. A few other dance performances by Jake Monreal can be seen here and here. The latest pictures and interviews of Jake Monreal can be seen here and here.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron married Brigitte Trogneux, a drama teacher who is 24 years older to him, in 2007. The details of Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte’s love story can be seen here and here. But the video shared in the post has nothing to do with Emmanuel Macron or Brigitte Macron.
To sum it up, an old dance video of SYTYCD contestant Jake Monreal is shared as 30-year-old television clip showing French President Emmanuel Macron dancing with his wife.