Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, have announced their separation after 18 years of marriage. Both of them posted a brief statement on their Instagram accounts, expressing that the decision was reached after meaningful and difficult conversations.
Despite the separation, they emphasized that their family remains close, filled with love and respect for each other and for the life they have built together and will continue to build. The Trudeaus have requested privacy from the Canadian public during this time, especially for the well-being of their three children: Xavier (15), Ella-Grace (14), and Hadrien (9).
The Canada Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) confirmed the separation, stating that the couple has already signed a legal separation agreement and taken all necessary steps in compliance with the law and ethics. The focus remains on raising their children in a nurturing and cooperative environment, with both parents planning to be actively involved in their lives.
Despite their separation, they will still be seen together as a family on occasions, including vacations. Over the years, Justin and Sophie Trudeau have maintained a prominent public and international profile, even before Trudeau assumed office.
Sophie previously spoke about the challenges and joys of their relationship, navigating through both sunny days and storms. The couple has shared significant moments, attending events together, such as the coronation of King Charles III in London and hosting the official visit of US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to Ottawa.
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