Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is a Canadian former TV host and reporter. She is the wife of Justin Trudeau, who is the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. In 2023, she separated from Justin Trudeau.
Sophie Grégoire was born on Thursday, 24 April 1975 (age 48 years; as of 2023) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. She spent her childhood in the Mount Royal suburb of Montreal, where she studied in a school with Michel Trudeau, who was her classmate and the youngest brother of her future husband, Justin Trudeau. She completed high school at Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Montreal. When she was around 17 years old, she suffered from bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder. The problem continued until she reached her early 20s. Later, she finally disclosed the illness to her parents and began a two-year process of recovery. She credits her healing to therapy and practising yoga. Erica Diamond Toronto Star She attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Quebec. She studied commerce at McGill University in Montreal. Later, she switched to communication studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the Université de Montréal. HuffPost
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Medium Golden Blonde
Eye Colour: Hazel
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Jean Grégoire, is a stockbroker, and her mother, Estelle Blais, is a Franco-Ontarian nurse. Sophie does not have any siblings.
Husband & Children
On 28 May 2005, she got married to Justin Trudeau, the eldest son of the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau.
The couple has three children, two boys named Xavier James and Hadrien Gregoire and a girl named Ella-Grace Margaret.
Sophie knew Justin Trudeau since childhood as she was a childhood friend and classmate of Justin’s youngest brother Michel Trudeau. In June 2003, she reunited with Justin as adults, when they were chosen to co-host a charity ball. They started dating a few months later. In October 2004, they got engaged to each other. Erica Diamond
Sophie’s initial job was working as a receptionist and assistant at an advertising company. Later, she was appointed as an account manager. After working in advertising, public relations, and sales for three years, she decided to follow her passion and attended radio and television school.
Reporter & TV Host
After completing her studies, she joined a newsroom, where she used to write news tickers. Later, she began to work as an entertainment reporter at the Quebec television station LCN. She also worked as a co-host on morning shows of CKMF-FM Radio and also contributed to the ‘Coup de Pouce’ of Radio-Canada. In the mid-2000s, she worked as a personal shopper for the upscale department store Holt Renfrew. In September 2005, she was appointed as a reporter for CTV’s Canadian entertainment news show, etalk; she stepped down from the position in 2010.
She actively participates in charity work and supports various Canadian charities and non-profit organizations including Sheena’s Place and BACA, which assists individuals dealing with eating disorders. She also volunteers at La Maison Bleue, a drop-in centre for at-risk pregnant mothers. She has contributed to Dove’s ‘Pay Beauty Forward’ campaign and the Self-Esteem Fund. She actively supports initiatives like Girls for the Cure, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Women’s Heart and Stroke Association, and WaterCan. She is the national ambassador of the ‘Because I Am a Girl’ initiative of Plan Canada. She is also the official spokesperson for The Shield of Athena, an organization dedicated to assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
- In her leisure time, she likes to dance and practice Zumba.
- In 2012, she earned a certification as a yoga instructor. She also practices and teaches yoga.
- After the 2015 election, Grégoire Trudeau expressed her preference for the hyphenated surname ‘Grégoire-Trudeau;’ however, in March 2016, she decided to start using the unhyphenated form. Maclean’s
- On 18 January 2016, during a speech to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Ottawa City Hall in Canada, she made an impromptu decision to sing her self-composed piece titled ‘Smile Back at Me.’ Reportedly, she received a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of the song. Toronto Sun Her performance received mixed reactions as some people said that the song was out of pitch; however, some people called her voice strong. Maclean’s Many commenters expressed their concerns that the song may have been out of place at a memorial for a black civil rights leader and also pointed out the lack of representation of black leaders at the event. Vice
- In 2017, she appeared on the cover of Fashion Magazine.
- In March 2020, she tested positive for COVID-19.
- She worked as an ambassador for the WE Charity, which became involved in a scandal in 2020. The Globe and Mail National Post
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.