Who is Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire?

CANADA’S Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire have been married since May 2005.

Growing up in Montreal, Grégoire was a classmate and childhood friend of Trudeau’s youngest brother Michel.

 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie GrégoireCredit: Reuters

Who is Sophie Grégoire and what does she do?

Grégoire was born on April 24, 1975, in Montreal, the daughter of a stockbroker and a nurse.

Although she had a happy childhood, in her late teens she suffered from bulimia, a condition she battled until her early 20s.

In 2017, she told an event at Canada’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week: “The moment I started sharing my story, obviously I had begun on my road to recovery.

“The response and the people who were opening up towards their own struggles to me and to other people around them was the most beautiful gift I’ve ever received.”

 Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire married in May 2005

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Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire married in May 2005Credit: Reuters

After graduating from the University of Montreal with a BA in communications, she worked in advertising, PR and sales for three years.

However, she retrained in radio and TV, and went on to become an entertainment reporter on Quebec TV station LCN.

Grégoire was a reporter on Canadian entertainment show eTalk from 2005 until 2010, focusing on celebrities’ charity work.

The 45-year-old is involved in a wide range of charitable causes herself, supporting philanthropic projects from eating disorders to vulnerable pregnant women.

When did Sophie Grégoire marry Justin Trudeau?

Grégoire met Justin Trudeau, the future Prime Minister of Canada, when they were both growing up in Montreal.

They began dating after meeting again as adults in 2003, and were engaged in October 2004 before tying the knot in May 2005.

The Canadian PM paid tribute to his “wonderful” wife and “best friend” in a birthday Instagram message in 2018, ending his post: “Here’s to another year of adventures together.”

 The couple have three children together, their son's Xavier James and Hadrien Grégoire, and their daughter Ella-Grace Margaret

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The couple have three children together, their son’s Xavier James and Hadrien Grégoire, and their daughter Ella-Grace MargaretCredit: AP:Associated Press

How many children do Sophie and Justin have?

Grégoire gave birth to her first child, Xavier James, in October 2007.

The couple have since welcomed Ella-Grace Margaret, born in February 2009, and Hadrien Grégoire in February 2014.

Canada’s first family lives in Rideau Cottage in Ottawa rather than the official Canadian PM’s residence 24 Sussex, which is undergoing costly, time-consuming renovation.

President Joe Biden plans to virtually welcome Prime Minister Trudeau and a delegation of Canadian officials to the White House on Tuesday, February 23.

Biden and Trudeau plan to discuss the public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic, as well as shared goals on addressing climate change, addressing racism and discrimination, and other issues, a senior US administration official told reporters ahead of the meeting.

 Trudeau will virtually meet with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, February 23

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Trudeau will virtually meet with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, February 23Credit: AFP or licensors

The meeting will start as it would if they were sitting down together in the Oval Office, the official said.

Biden and Trudeau will deliver brief remarks to reporters as they begin their meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan, and their Canadian counterparts.

Trudeau, the leader of Canada’s center-left Liberal Party, had a close relationship with former President Barack Obama‘s administration.

However, the US and Canada’s relationship was tested by trade tensions during former President Donald Trump‘s term.

Trudeau was the first world leader to congratulate President Biden by phone after he was declared winner of the election, and was Biden’s first call with a world leader after his inauguration.

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