The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his spouse, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, are parting ways, as revealed by Trudeau himself via his Instagram account on Wednesday.
In Trudeau's words, following "many meaningful and difficult conversations" with Sophie, they have "made the decision to separate."
He emphasized that they continue to be a tightly-knit family with profound affection and regard for each other, cherishing everything they have accomplished and will continue to build upon, as written in his post.
He requested respect for their privacy, for the sake of their children's well-being.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Prime Minister's office confirmed that the couple have "signed a legal separation agreement."
It went on to state that "they have ensured all legal and ethical measures in relation to their separation decision have been observed, and will persist in this manner going forward."
I think I know why Justin Trudeau’s wife is divorcing him…. pic.twitter.com/LApElXy6MC
— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) August 3, 2023
Trudeau, after dedicating several years to teaching in Vancouver, relocated back to Montreal in 2002, where he encountered Grégoire, as mentioned in the official biography of the Canadian Prime Minister.
The biography highlights, "In 2002, Justin returned home to Montréal, where he met Sophie Grégoire. They married in 2005 and are now the proud parents of Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien."
Grégoire Trudeau's educational background includes a degree in communications from the University of Montréal, as outlined on Trudeau's Liberal Party website. She embarked on her career in sales and advertising before shifting to become a television and radio reporter.
On the occasion of their wedding anniversary in the previous year, Grégoire Trudeau shared an Instagram post reflecting on their journey together. She acknowledged how they had "navigated through sunny days, heavy storms, and everything in between and it ain't over."
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