Trudeau had been married to his wife since 2005.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is separating from his wife, Sophie, according to the leader’s Instagram page.
In a post Wednesday, Trudeau said that “after many meaningful and difficult conversations, we have made the decision to part ways.”
“As always, we remain a close family with a deep love and respect for each other and for all that we have built and will continue to build,” the post continued.
The two have signed a legal separation agreement, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.
“They have worked to ensure that all legal and ethical steps have been taken regarding their decision to separate, and will continue to do so moving forward,” the statement said.
Justin Trudeau, 51, and Sophie Trudeau, 48, a retired Canadian TV presenter, married in 2005 and have three children together: Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien.
The family will be reunited on holiday starting next week, the prime minister’s office said.
Justin Trudeau has been the Prime Minister of Canada since 2015.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.