Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announced separation


    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday announced that he and his wife Sophie, a former television reporter in Quebec, are separating after 18 years of marriage. “Sophie and I would like to share the fact that after many meaningful and difficult conversations, we have made the decision to separate,” Trudeau wrote on Instagram. He continued: “As always, we remain a close family with deep love and respect for each other and for everything we have built and will continue to build.” The prime minister’s office said in a statement that Trudeau, 51, and Sophie, 48, have signed a legal agreement making their separation official. Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire first met when they were children. She was classmates with Trudeau’s youngest brother, Michel. The couple became engaged in October 2004 and married on May 28, 2005, at a ceremony at Montreal’s Sainte-Madeleine d’Outremont Church. They are the parents of Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien.


    Mr. Trudeau’s wife and children have played a prominent role in his political career,The pair attended King Charles’ coronation in London earlier in May, and also met with US President Joe Biden in March. The family planned to vacation together next week.