Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is separating from his wife, Sophie Grégoire, after 18 years of marriage.
Trudeau made the announcement on Wednesday in a social media post that he is parting ways with Sophie Grégoire.
“Sophie and I would like to share the fact that after many meaningful and difficult conversations, we have made the decision to separate,” Trudeau announced.
“As always, we remain a close family with deep love and respect for each other and for everything we have built and will continue to build. For the well-being of our children, we ask that you respect our privacy and their privacy,” PM Trudeau said in a post on Instagram.
He added that they had decided to separate “after many meaningful and difficult conversations.”
The Trudeaus, who have three children, have “signed a legal separation agreement,” according to a statement released by the prime minister’s office.
Canadian prime minister’s office said that the couple “are focused on raising their kids in a safe, loving and collaborative environment.”
It added that they “will be a constant presence in their children’s lives” and that the family planned to vacation together next week.
“Canadians can expect to often see the family together,” the office said.