Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, have announced that they are separating after being married for 18 years. Trudeau shared the news on Instagram, revealing that the decision was made after many meaningful and difficult conversations.
Even though they are separating, Trudeau emphasized that they continue to be a close family with profound love and respect for each other. They will continue to cherish everything they have built together and will continue to build in the future.
Since Trudeau assumed the role of Prime Minister in late 2015, he and Sophie were frequently spotted together at social gatherings and during official trips abroad. However, in recent years, Sophie has been seen less often accompanying her husband to such events.
Together, the couple has three children: Xavier, aged 15, Ella-Grace, aged 14, and Hadrien, aged 9. Their spokesperson, Alison Murphy, confirmed that they have already signed a legal separation agreement and have taken all necessary legal and ethical steps in this regard.
Their focus now is on raising their kids in a safe, loving, and collaborative environment. Despite the separation, they plan to spend time together on vacation, starting next week.
Justin and Sophie’s relationship began when they reconnected in 2003 while co-hosting a charity ball.
They got engaged in October 2004 and tied the knot in May 2005. Both of them grew up in Montreal, and Sophie was a childhood friend of Justin’s brother.
The separation news has attracted attention due to Trudeau’s public position, but they have requested respect for their privacy and that of their children during this difficult time.