Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is the wife of the current Canadian Prime Minister. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau also involves herself in several charity activities. Moreover, she tested positive for the coronavirus causing the global pandemic of COVID-19. After some time in self-isolation, she shared the happy news of recovery along with thanking the well-wishers and wishing the infected a speedy recovery.
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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is officially clear of COVID-19. She shared the news via a Facebook post on Saturday, 28th March. She wrote:
“I am feeling so much better and have received the all-clear from my physician and Ottawa Public Health.”
The Prime Minister’s wife was first diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 12. At that time, the Prime Minister’s Office said her symptoms were mild and that she would remain in isolation. She initially went for tests after she experienced symptoms upon her return from a trip to the U.K., where she had been carrying out speaking engagements.
At the time she tested positive, the Prime Minister’s Office also wrote:
“She will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild”.
Ms. Grégoire Trudeau began showing mild flu-like symptoms including a low fever late on Wednesday night after returning from the UK. Among others, the wife had been at a charity event attended by 12,000 people at Wembley Arena for WE day, an annual series of youth empowerment events.
She had shared a stage with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and singer Leona Lewis. Other guests at the event were celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, actor Idris Elba and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton. After testing positive for Covid-19, Grégoire Trudeau said:
“Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon. We will get through this situation together. Please share the facts and take your health seriously.”
The couple self-isolated after her test came out positive. Mr. Trudeau is also in good health and has no symptoms, but he will remain in isolation for 14 days.
There are around 103 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Canada at present. Several politicians around the globe are self-isolating in recent days after coming into possible contact with the virus. This includes five senior US Republicans and a Canadian cabinet minister.
The Canadian wife was scheduled to hold meetings in Ottawa with provincial premiers and First Nations leaders. Those meetings were postponed. Similarly, Trudeau spoke with those provincial counterparts over the phone, with the topic focusing on Canada’s response to the pandemic.
What is the situation in Canada?
In Canada, there are currently around 103 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. They are mostly in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, and Manitoba. Additionally, there was one death linked to the disease. To deal with this, Canada announced on Wednesday a C$1bn ($728m; £562m) coronavirus response fund to deal with the pandemic.
The funding package aimed to help the country address the domestic impact of the virus and to support further research, including vaccine development. Mr. Trudeau also said that his government was ready to do more if the situation warranted it. In addition, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the prime minister also urged Canadians to follow the recommendations of public health officials to help slow the spread of the disease and also to avoid putting an overburden on the health care system.
Early Life and Childhood
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was born on 24 April 1975, in Montreal, Quebec. And is currently 47 years old. She is the only child of parents Jean Grégoire and Estelle Blais. Jean is a stockbroker while Estelle Blais is a Franco-Ontarian nurse. Her family lived north of the city, in Sainte-Adèle, and later relocated to Montreal when she was four years old.
Thereafter, she grew up in Montreal’s Mount Royal suburb, where she was a classmate and childhood friend of Michel Trudeau. Michel is the youngest son of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and her future brother-in-law.
She states that her “childhood was a happy one”. She also notes that she was a good student who made friends easily and loved sports and the outdoors. However, she struggled with bulimia nervosa beginning around the age of 17. The issue lasted into her early 20s. Then she revealed the illness to her parents and subsequently began two years of recovery. She credits therapy, the support of her loved ones, and yoga with her recovery from the illness.
Regarding her education, she attended high school at the private Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Outremont. She then attended the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf before studying commerce at McGill University. Also, she intended to follow her father’s career path, but soon, she switched to communications. She then ultimately graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the Université de Montréal.
Sophie Grégoire’s first job was as a receptionist and assistant at an advertising firm. She was later promoted to account manager. However, after three years of working in advertising, public relations, and sales, she decided to attend radio and television school, where she immediately knew, “I had found my calling”.
After completing her studies there, Grégoire got a job in a newsroom, writing the news ticker. She is a lover of culture, arts, and films. Thus, when she became aware of an opening at Quebec television station LCN for an entertainment reporter, she applied. She was successful in obtaining the position.
In addition to serving as an entertainment reporter for LCN’s daily Showbiz segment, she also contributed to segments on Salut Bonjour Weekend, Clin d’œil, and Bec et Museau for TVA. She also hosted Canal Évasion’s Escales de Rêves and Canal Z’s Teksho. She also served as co-host on CKMF Radio’s morning shows and contributed to Radio-Canada’s Coup de Pouce.
Additionally, she worked in the mid-2000s as a personal shopper for upscale department store Holt Renfrew. Likewise, on January 18, 2016, Trudeau made the impromptu decision to sing a work she composed, entitled “Smile Back at Me” at the end of a speech in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Ottawa City Hall.
Mike Strobel from the Toronto Sun said the crowd gave her a standing ovation. However, the Toronto Star pop music critic Ben Rayner said the song was “out of pitch” and “cast serious doubt upon her musical judgment”. The remixed versions of the song were released online afterward.
Sophie Grégoire first met Justin Trudeau when they were both children in Montreal, where Grégoire was a classmate and childhood friend of Michel, Justin’s younger brother. Justin is the eldest son of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
Both Grégoire and Trudeau reconnected as adults in June 2003, when they were assigned to co-host a charity ball. Then they began dating several months later. Moreover, the couple engaged in October 2004 and married on May 28, 2005. They tied the knot in a ceremony at Montreal’s Sainte-Madeleine Outremont Church. The lovers have three children together. They are a boy born in 2007, a girl born in 2009, and a boy born in 2014. (Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau; Hadrien Trudeau; Xavier James Trudeau)
She continued to live in their Montreal home with their children after her husband became a Member of Parliament for Montreal’s Papineau riding in 2008. Whereas, her husband, Trudeau stayed at a hotel in Ottawa during the week.
Similarly, in June 2013, two months after Trudeau became the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, the lovers sold their home in Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood. They then began living in a rented home in the Rockcliffe Park area of Ottawa.
Her husband, Justin Trudeau was officially sworn in as the Prime Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015. After the end of the 2015 election, she indicated her preference for the hyphenated surname of “Grégoire-Trudeau”, however, she switched to using the unhyphenated form in March 2016. The wife of the Canadian Prime Minister is fluent in French, English, and Spanish. She also became a certified yoga instructor in the year 2012.
Body measurements and Social Media
Sadly, there is no information related to the Prime Minister’s wife’s body measurements. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.
Sophie is available on Instagram with over 360k followers and 394 posts as of August 2020. Similarly, she also has a Facebook page where there are 362.8k followers. She doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.