In a statement released from Ottawa, it has been announced that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie are legally separating, signalling the end of their 18-year marriage. Trudeau, aged 51, and Sophie, aged 48, married in May 2005 and have three children together.
The statement affirmed that the couple have taken all necessary legal and ethical steps regarding their decision and will continue to do so. Despite their separation, they remain a close-knit family and their focus remains on providing a safe, loving and cooperative environment for their children. To this end, the family will commence a joint vacation next week.