Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, announced their separation on Wednesday, August 2 after 18 years of marriage. The couple said in a joint statement that they had “made the difficult decision to separate” and that they would “remain a close family and friends.” The announcement made people to want to know why Justin Trudeau and wife separated.
The lovebirds met in 2002 and were married in 2005. They have three children together: Xavier, 15, Ella-Grace, 14, and Hadrien, 9.
The first couple’s separation is the first time that a sitting Canadian PM has separated while in office. It is also the first time that a sitting Canadian PM has had children while in office.
So, why did Justin Trudeau and wife separate?
The statement shared by the couple, did not specific reasons for the separation. But the statement made it clear that the couple had grown apart over time. It also said that they had “worked hard” to save their marriage, but that “it is time to move on.”
Trudeau and Grégoire Trudeau have said that they will continue to work together to raise their children and that they will remain “close friends.” They have also said that they will not be making any further public statements about their separation.