Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau have just announced their separation.

The couple have been married for 18 years and in a statement put out by the prime minister on Instagram, he said:

In a separate release, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) confirmed that the pair have “signed a legal separation agreement.”

“They have worked to ensure that all legal and ethical steps with regards to their decision to separate have been taken, and will continue to do so moving forward,” said PMO spokesperson Alison Murphy in the statement.

The two were married on May 28, 2005 in Montreal, and most recently travelled together to London to attend the coronation of King Charles III in May and hosted U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden’s official visit to Ottawa in March.

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