Emmanuel Macron rival and his pregnant PA appear in public after the magazine reveals their romance

Happy families? Emmanuel Macron rival, 63, and his 28-year-old pregnant PA make public appearances after magazine reveals their romance

  • The 63-year-old far-right firefighter visited Marseille with Sarah Knafo, 28
  • French magazine Closer had revealed details about their relationship on Friday
  • It looks like Mr Zemmour will run against Macron for the presidency



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Married French presidential hopeful Eric Zemmour has been spotted with his aide after revealing she is pregnant with his love child.

The 63-year-old far-right firefighter visited Marseille this weekend with Sarah Knafo, 28.

French magazine Closer had revealed details about their relationship on Friday after a privacy request was thrown out of court.

It was headlined ‘Eric Zemmour is going to be a dad in 2022’.

Next year will also be the time when Mr Zemmour – who has convictions for racial hatred – is likely to run against Emmanuel Macron for the presidency.

Married French presidential hopeful Eric Zemmour has been spotted with his aide after revealing she's pregnant with his love child

Married French presidential hopeful Eric Zemmour has been spotted with his aide after revealing she’s pregnant with his love child

The 63-year-old far-right firefighter visited Marseille this weekend with Sarah Knafo, 28

The 63-year-old far-right firefighter visited Marseille this weekend with Sarah Knafo, 28

The 63-year-old far-right firefighter visited Marseille this weekend with Sarah Knafo, 28

During his visit to Marseille on Saturday, he reacted in kind when a passer-by made an insulting gesture at him.

The incident was taken by critics as a sign that his campaign was beginning to implode.

But Mr Zemmour, who has not yet made a formal statement, remains strong in the polls.

The magazine journalist turned TV pundit was on trial this month in Paris for “complicity in inciting racial hatred and insult” after calling migrant children “thieves, rapists and murderers.”

A source close to Zemmour, who asked not to be named, told AFP the gesture in Marseille was “instinctive”, a move for which he took full responsibility.

“He told us, ‘I was offended, I was shown the finger, so I responded,'” the source said.

Zemmour and Miss Knafo had complained of “invasion of privacy” in response to the magazine article, but the Paris judges ruled otherwise.

French magazine Closer had revealed details about their relationship on Friday after a privacy request was thrown out of court

French magazine Closer had revealed details about their relationship on Friday after a privacy request was thrown out of court

French magazine Closer had revealed details about their relationship on Friday after a privacy request was thrown out of court

The pair have an extremely high profile and were photographed in an intimate clinch over the summer while swimming in the sea.

In a previous October issue, Closer posted a photo of Mr. Zemmour with a photo of his wife, attorney Mylene Chichportich, whom he married in 1982.

The couple have three grown children and journalists claimed it was in the public interest to know about his affair with Miss Knafo.

Zemmour has yet to formally declare that he will run in the 2022 election, but intense campaigning has left little doubt about his intentions and some polls had suggested he could make it to a runoff election against President Emmanuel Macron.

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