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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie said on Wednesday they were separating in an unexpected announcement that appeared to mark the end of the couple's 18-year high-profile marriage.

Trudeau, 51, and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, 48, were married in late May 2005. They have three children.

"Sophie and I would like to share the fact that after many meaningful and difficult conversations, we have made the decision to separate," Trudeau said on Instagram. Sophie posted an almost identical message on her own Instagram account.

Trudeau's office said the two had signed a legal agreement.

"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," it said.

After Trudeau became prime minister in late 2015, he and Sophie were often seen together at social functions and on foreign trips. But in recent years, Sophie has curtailed such appearances with her husband.

The two of them did travel to London in May for the coronation of King Charles and were together when U.S. President Joe Biden visited in late March.

Trudeau gave a news conference on Monday and took a ride on the Toronto subway that night but has had no public appearances scheduled for the last two days.

"They remain a close family and Sophie and the Prime Minister are focused on raising their kids in a safe, loving and collaborative environment," said the statement from Trudeau's office, which requested privacy. "The family will be together on vacation, beginning next week." (Reuters)


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  • Dawning of truth Thursday, 03 August 2023 12:28 AM

    Kudos to Sophie who understands an unscrupulous one who would twist any truth to win his elections.

    Jude Thursday, 03 August 2023 10:37 AM

    Trudeau will be PM as long as NDP leader Jagmeet Singh support as collation partner!! Yeah!! Hello, stretching the truth is part of politics yeah!!

    ravin Thursday, 03 August 2023 07:56 AM

    Oh! sad, but is this the same person who is encouraging certain elements to separate our country? If so he has not got his house in order but find faults with others. Isn't it?

    Lucky Thursday, 03 August 2023 10:36 AM

    The breakup of any marriage after 18 years of life together is a sad occasion. Separations today have become so common that one wonders why they get married at all. The children suffer most mentally and physically and then people wonder why todays Society is so decadent.

    Lucky Thursday, 03 August 2023 10:36 AM

    The breakup of any marriage after 18 years of life together is a sad occasion. Separations today have become so common that one wonders why they get married at all. The children suffer most mentally and physically and then people wonder why todays Society is so decadent.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Thursday, 03 August 2023 11:29 AM

    Better to part apart than living with differences, marriage should be a happy union. According to statistics only 2% marriage are successful.

    Punchi Thursday, 03 August 2023 03:30 PM

    Our partnership with fellow community forced into marriage by colonial powers is also not working. We should either remain in partnership as equals or we should also seperate

    Basawendu Koolnoon Thursday, 03 August 2023 03:38 PM

    Is it like North and South SUDAN?

    Joseph Thursday, 03 August 2023 04:06 PM

    The reason for separation is "raising their kids in a safe, loving and collaborative environment" how this could happen in a broken family is mystery to me

    Jaffna man Thursday, 03 August 2023 06:22 PM

    May I know the source where it says only 2,%of marriages are successful .If you are genuine Jaffna man check Jaffna district and tell me whether the statistic is correct.

    Kabir Hashim Thursday, 03 August 2023 06:43 PM

    She maybe disgusted with the terrorist supporter.

    Ravi Thursday, 03 August 2023 07:10 PM

    Canadians are waiting for that happy day when Canada will divorce Trudeau once and for all

    Bassa Friday, 04 August 2023 08:49 AM

    Two vacancy openings for those who have migrated there and are still unemployed.

    DOT Friday, 04 August 2023 03:10 PM

    Man who advice whole world for unity but can NOT unit his own family !


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