Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: Interesting Facts About His Marriage, Parents, Controversies And More

The Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau is well-known for his charismatic image and social media presence. Check this story to know more about him, his relationship with Sophie Gregoria, and more.


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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: Interesting Facts About His Marriage, Parents, Controversies And More

The Canadian Primes Minister, Justin Pierre James Trudeau, better known as Justin Trudeau, gained prominence and popularity when he led his party, the Liberal Party of Canada, to victory in the federal elections in 2015. Since then, Justin has held the highest position as the country's Prime Minister. 

Justin Trudeau's charismatic and youthful image has led him to gain recognition in both national and international media. His social media presence and media interactions have always put him in the limelight. But this time, it isn’t because of his image that he has been heading the news. 

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Justin Trudeau announced a divorce with his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Justin and Sophie

The Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau announced separation from his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, on August 2, 2023. The ex-couple had been married for 18 long years. In a post shared on the Instagram handles of the Canadian Prime Minister and his ex-wife, the duo said that their choice resulted from ‘many meaningful and difficult conversations’.


As per a statement shared by the Prime Minister’s office, they both signed a legal separation agreement. They have asked for privacy as they are navigating through this difficult phase.

The relationship timeline of Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Justin and Sophie

Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire first met when they were kids. Sophie was a classmate of Justin’s younger brother, Michel Trudeau. Their paths crossed again in 2003, when they co-hosted a charity event in Montreal, Canada. They started falling for each and eventually got engaged in 2004 on former Prime Minister and Justin’s late father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s 85th birthday.

Justin and Sophie

Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire tied the knot on May 28, 2005, at Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church in Montreal, Canada. The couple welcomed their first child, Xavier on October 18, 2007. Then, Sophie gave birth to their only daughter, Ella-Grace on February 5, 2009. And the duo became parents for the third time with their son, Hadrien on February 28, 2014.

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Justin Trudeau celebrated his 18th wedding anniversary

Justin's post

Just a few months ago, the couple, Justin and Sophie celebrated their 18 years of togetherness. The Canadian prime minister shared a picture on his Instagram handle commemorating this event. He penned:

“Every mile of this journey together is an adventure. I love you, Soph. Happy anniversary!”

Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau's parents separated when he has five years old


For the unversed, Justin Trudeau is the eldest son of the former prime minister of the country, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Pierre Trudeau married a Canadian activist, Margaret Sinclair in 1971. The couple welcomed Justin on December 25, 1971. Justin’s parents announced divorce when he was just five years old. Later, the couple, Pierre Elliott and Margaret, finalised their divorce in 1984.

Controversies related to Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

In an incident in May 2016, an angry Justin Trudeau crossed the floor of the House of Commons to grab a legislator after getting frustrated with what he perceived as the opposition's stalling tactics, but instead accidentally elbowed a female parliamentarian in the breast. He apologised for the incident, claiming that he was only human. 

Trudeau family in India

Justin Trudeau and his family once visited India in 2018. The family made stops at several well-known places in our country, which were also accompanied by photoshoots as well. Their entire trip caught the media’s unnecessary attention due to cultural appropriation. The Canadian prime minister and his entire family had adorned themselves in Indian clothes during the visit. This did not go well with the netizens, and they started to troll Justin and his family.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau, who lists assisting Canada's marginalised and underprivileged indigenous community as one of his top objectives, was compelled to issue an apology in March 2019 after making a disparaging remark to an indigenous woman, who disrupted a fundraiser to voice her displeasure over substandard living circumstances. The Canadian prime minister also broke ethics regulations and has faced three ethics investigations in his term.

Trudeau family

We hope that the entire Gregoire-Trudeau family moves on happily from this.

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