Michelle Bolsonaro is the proud wife of Brazil’s current president, Jair Bolsonaro –which makes her the country’s first lady.
Michelle’s husband is sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Donald Trump. Bolsonaro is widely known for his fight against communism and LGBT rights. He assumed the country’s presidency this January.
President Bolsonaro was born in the state of Sao Paolo in 1955. He has Italian ancestry from both his parents.
The former Army captain cut short his military career to enter politics. In 1988 he was elected to the Rio de Janeiro city chamber with the Christian Democrat Party. He was elected to Parliament in 1991 as a member of the Partido Democrata Cristão, and remained there for seven consecutive legislatures, running with different right-wing parties.
He is currently married to wife Michelle, meet her below.
#1 Michelle Bolsonaro is his third wife
The president is currently married to the former Michelle Reinaldo, with whom he shares one child. He had been married twice before, first to Rogéria Bolsonaro –who is the mother of his three sons Flavio, Carlos and Eduardo. The tree of them work in politics.
Jair then married a second time to, Ana Cristina Siqueira Valle. During their time together they welcomed a son called, Renan.
#2 Michelle was his secretary
She met her future husband while she was working as a clerk in the Chamber. She made headlines for receiving unusual promotions and Jair was forced to fire her as his secretary.
#3 She didn’t attend college
She graduated high school and enrolled in college but did not attend classes. According to publications, she did some modeling in her younger years and had a number of jobs before landing the congress secretary post.
#4 She is a lot younger than he is
Michelle de Paula Firmo Reinaldo was born March 22, 1980 in Ceilandia, Brazil. That would make her 38-years old, compared to her 63-year-old husband, it means there is a 25-year age gap between them.
#5 They share one daughter
Three years after becoming his third wife, Michelle gave birth to a daughter, Laura in 2010. Laura is their only child together; however, Michelle Bolsonaro is also the mother of another child, teenage daughter Letícia –born from a previous relationship.
#6 She’s kept a low profile
Is safe to say before her husband was elected President, Michelle kept a private lifestyle; however she’s expressed since, her interest in social work. She’s been described as a simple woman from a humble background. The first lady and mom of two –who can sign language –is said to keep busy on a number of causes which includes working with the disabled.
#7 She was heavily criticized after her first interview
Last October the then future first lady was criticized on social media for not using the correct word. During an interview she used to world ‘misogynist’ but the word that Michelle should have used is xenophobia. Users online were quick to caught her error.