After 18 years, Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie have decided to separate, following significant and challenging discussions.
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — After 18 years, Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie are separating, following profound and challenging discussions.
In an Instagram post, the couple expressed their commitment to remain a close family, bound by deep love and respect.
Their marriage took place in Montreal in 2005, and they share three children.
Mr. Trudeau’s office stated that despite the separation agreement, they will continue making public appearances.
The statement emphasized that they’ve diligently ensured all legal and ethical steps in their separation process, which will persist in the future. Additionally, they plan to go on a family holiday soon.
“They have worked to ensure that all legal and ethical steps with regards to their decision to separate have been taken, and will continue to do so moving forward,” the statement said..
To safeguard their children’s well-being, Xavier (15), Ella-Grace (14), and Hadrien (nine), the couple requested privacy.
“We remain a close family with deep love and respect for each other and for everything we have built and will continue to build,” Mr Trudeau, 51, and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, 48, added.
Mr. Trudeau (51) and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau (48) reiterated their profound love and respect for each other and everything they’ve built together and will continue to build.
Though they’ve appeared less frequently together in public lately, they attended significant events like the coronation of King Charles III in May and hosting US President Joe Biden in Canada in March.
Upon Mr. Trudeau’s election as Prime Minister in 2015, the couple featured in a prominent Vogue spread, where Sophie recounted an endearing moment from their first date when he said, “I’m 31 years old, and I’ve been waiting for you for 31 years.”
In a wedding anniversary post on Instagram in May 2022, Sophie reflected on the challenges of enduring relationships, navigating both sunny days and heavy storms.
Mr. Trudeau has candidly shared the challenges in their marriage, writing in his 2014 autobiography that though their marriage isn’t perfect, Sophie remains his best friend, partner, and love. They prioritize honesty, even when it’s painful.
“Our marriage isn’t perfect, and we have had difficult ups and downs, yet Sophie remains my best friend, my partner, my love. We are honest with each other, even when it hurts.”, he said.
Their relationship began in 2003, during Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s tenure as a TV personality. She is renowned for her charitable endeavors, particularly concerning mental health and eating disorders.
Mr. Trudeau is the second Canadian Prime Minister to announce a separation while in office, following in his father’s footsteps. The late Pierre Elliott Trudeau and mother Margaret Trudeau revealed their split in 1977 after six years together, ultimately leading to divorce.
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