Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Wiki – Biography
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, also known as Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, is the wife of the 23rd and current prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. She is a former television host and is involved in charity work and public speaking, focusing mainly on women’s and children’s issues.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office confirmed Thursday night.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, started feeling sick late Wednesday, shortly after getting back to Canada from a London speaking engagement. She tested positive Thursday and will remain in isolation for the time being, a spokesman said.
“First I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who have reached out to me asking how I’m doing,” she said in a statement. “Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon.
“Being at quarantine at home is nothing compared to other Canadian families who might be going through this and for those facing more serious health concerns.”
Trudeau himself is in good health with no symptoms, the spokesman said. But as a precaution, he will isolate himself for two weeks.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Age
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is 44 years old. She was born on April 24, 1975 in Montreal, Canada.
Early life and Education
The only child of Jean Grégoire, a stockbroker, and Estelle Blais, a Franco-Ontarian nurse.Her family lived north of the city, in Sainte-Adèle, eventually relocating to Montreal when she was four years old. She was raised thereafter in Montreal’s Mount Royal suburb, where she was a classmate and childhood friend of Michel Trudeau, the youngest son of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and brother of Grégoire’s future husband, Justin Trudeau.
Grégoire has stated that her “childhood was a happy one”, noting that she was a good student who made friends easily and loved sports and the outdoors. However, beginning around the age of 17, she struggled with bulimia nervosa. The problem lasted into her early 20s, when she revealed the illness to her parents and subsequently began a two-year period of recovery; she credits therapy, the support of her loved ones, and yoga with her recovery from the illness.
Grégoire attended high school at the private Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Outremont. She subsequently attended the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf before studying commerce at McGill University, intending to follow her father’s career path, but soon switched to communications, and ultimately graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the Université de Montréal.
Grégoire first met Justin Trudeau, the eldest son of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when they were both children in Montreal, where Grégoire was a classmate and childhood friend of the youngest Trudeau son, Michel. Grégoire and Trudeau reconnected as adults in June 2003, when they were assigned to co-host a charity ball, and began dating several months later. They became engaged in October 2004, and married on May 28, 2005, in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal’s Sainte-Madeleine d’Outremont Church. They have three children: Xavier James Trudeau (born October 18, 2007), Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau (born February 5, 2009), and Hadrien Grégoire Trudeau (born February 28, 2014).
Grégoire is reported to have introduced her brother-in-law Alexandre to his future wife Zoë Bedos.
After her husband became a Member of Parliament for Montreal’s Papineau riding in 2008, Grégoire continued to live in their Montreal home with their children, while Trudeau stayed at a hotel in Ottawa during the week. In June 2013, two months after Trudeau became the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, the couple sold their home in Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood and began living in a rented home in the Rockcliffe Park area of Ottawa.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Test Positive for Coronavirus
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
In a statement Thursday night, Trudeau’s office said: “Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive.”
The statement says she will remain in isolation.
“She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,” it said, adding that health care workers will “reach out to those who have been in contact with Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau as they deem necessary.”
The Prime Minister’s Office statement also included a message from Sophie herself, thanking everyone who has reached out to her with questions about her health.
“Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon,” she says in the message.
“Being in quarantine at home is nothing compared to other Canadian families who might be going through this and for those facing more serious health concerns.”
Sophie’s message contained encouragement: “We will get through this situation together. Please share the facts and take your health seriously. I send you all my courage and warm thoughts (but only ‘get better’ hugs from afar!).”
Earlier Thursday, Trudeau also went into isolation as Sophie awaited test results. She was tested for the new coronavirus after she experienced symptoms upon her return from a trip to the U.K., where she had been carrying out speaking engagements.
The statement said he is in “good health with no symptoms.”
“As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days,” the PMO said.
“Also on the advice of doctors, he will not be tested at this stage since he has no symptoms. For the same reason, doctors say there is no risk to those who have been in contact with him recently.”
Trudeau is expected to address the country on Friday: “The Prime Minister will continue to fully assume his duties and will address Canadians tomorrow.”
According to his office, he spoke with several world leaders over the phone on Thursday, including Trump.
On Friday, he plans on speaking with leaders of National Indigenous Organizations as well as premiers of provinces and territories across Canada “to take stock of the COVID-19 situation and coordinate our actions.”
As of March 12, Canada has seen 150 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Globally, it has resulted in more than 125,000 infections and more than 4,600 deaths.
She stands to height of 5 feet 6 inches.