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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wife separation announcement

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, are separating after 18 years of marriage.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, have announced their separation after 18 years of marriage. The decision was made after numerous meaningful and difficult conversations, as stated in their Instagram posts. A legal separation agreement has been signed by both parties, according to the prime minister's office.

Trudeau, who comes from a prominent political family in Canada, took office in 2015. Sophie Trudeau, a former model and TV host, married Trudeau in 2005. The couple's union brought star power to the prime minister's office, and they even appeared in Vogue magazine.

Together, they have three children: Xavier, 15, Ella-Grace, 14, and Hadrien, 9.

Despite their separation, Trudeau and Gregoire emphasized their commitment to remaining a close family with deep love and respect for each other. They also expressed their dedication to continuing to build a future together.

Trudeau will continue to reside at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, where he has lived since becoming prime minister. The children will primarily live there to maintain stability. Gregoire has moved to a separate home in Ottawa but will spend time at Rideau Cottage, especially when Trudeau is traveling.

In recent years, Gregoire has taken on a less visible role, rarely accompanying the prime minister on official trips. However, they were seen together at Canada Day events in Ottawa last month.

The couple's office stated that they are focused on raising their children in a safe, loving, and collaborative environment. They will be spending their vacation together as a family, starting next week.

Trudeau and Gregoire's relationship began in childhood when they were classmates. They reconnected as adults while co-hosting a charity gala in 2003.

Trudeau is the second Canadian prime minister to announce a separation while in office. His parents, Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau, separated in 1977 and divorced in 1984 during Pierre's final year as prime minister. Margaret Trudeau later revealed in her memoir that she had a romance with Senator Ted Kennedy.

Justin Trudeau, who was a child when his parents separated, wrote in his book "Common Ground" that public life took a toll on his parents' relationship. He acknowledged that the demands of their positions affected them more than the typical stresses of parenthood.

Trudeau, who initially gained popularity due to his resemblance to his father and his charismatic personality, has faced challenges during his time in office. Scandals, voter fatigue, and economic inflation have impacted his popularity after eight years as prime minister.

Despite speculation that Trudeau may consider stepping down in the near future, some experts now believe he is more likely to remain in the political arena.

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