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Canadian Prime Minister and Wife Announce Separation

By Lori Perkins

I don’t know why this took me by such surprise, but the Dog Days of summer delivered an early punch with the announcement that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Grégoire Sophie, whom he called Sophie, are separating after 18 years of marriage, and three children.

I do remember the earthquake that resulted when his own parents divorced in the 70s (his dad was the Canadian Prime Minister), so I guess it’s all in the family. Thankfully Studio 54 has closed, so we won’t see photos of Sophie Trudeau dancing with the likes of Mick Jagger as we did with Justin’s mom in the 70’s.

The couple both simultaneously posted their separation statement on their Instagram accounts, saying the decision to separate came after “many meaningful and difficult conversations.”

The Prime Minister’s office said the two had signed a legal agreement.

The two of them met as kids when Sophie was a classmate of his youngest brother, Michel (who died in an avalanche), and reconnected as adults when they co-hosted a charity gala in 2003. They married in 2005.


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