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Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie wave on stage in Montreal on October 20, 2015 after winning the general elections. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau are considered to be most celebrated couple in the world for their charming and attractive personalities as well as their activism on humanitarian fronts world over. Canadian designers are always in style for Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and with their help she’s leaving her sartorial mark at every public appearance she makes.

From formal galas in Europe to the Oval Office, the mother of three has collaborated with her very fashionable friend Jessica Mulroney to inject her wardrobe with a heady blend of tailored chic, pops of colour, playful accessories and odes to homegrown designers. Click through our gallery to see Sophie’s best looks. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has used her status as a public figure to bring awareness to a number of different causes but to understand some of her biggest accomplishments we first dive into her past and some of her deep personal journeys.

On October 19, 2015, Justin led his party to victory, winning a majority government with seats in every province and territory across the country. He was sworn in on November 4, 2015. As Prime Minister, Justin leads a government that works hard every day to build an economy that works for the middle class and people working hard to join it. His team is focused on creating new jobs, fostering strength out of Canada’s rich diversity, fighting climate change, and achieving reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. A proud feminist, Justin appointed Canada’s first gender balanced Cabinet.

Justin Trudeau (born December 25, 1971) is Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. He also serves as Minister of Youth. Justin’s vision of Canada is a country where everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed. His experiences as a teacher, father, leader, and advocate for youth have shaped his dedication to Canadians – and his commitment to make Canada a place where everyone has the opportunities they need to thrive.

The oldest of three boys, Justin grew up with the profound influence of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and his mother, Margaret Trudeau. He was raised speaking both French and English and has family roots in both Eastern and Western Canada. This background helped spark his passion for public service and shaped his conviction that diversity is Canada’s strength.
Justin studied literature at McGill University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 1994. He went on to complete the University of British Columbia’s education program, and spent several years teaching French, math, and other subjects in Vancouver. Teaching allowed him to make a positive impact in the lives of young people. He remains committed to hearing the voices of young Canadians, from the classroom to Parliament Hill.

In 2002, Justin returned home to Montréal, where he met Sophie Grégoire, a Quebec TV and radio host. They married in 2005 and are now the proud parents of Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Before entering politics, Justin served as the Chair of Katimavik, on the board for the Canadian Avalanche Foundation, and as an advocate for young people and the environment. As a speaker at events and conferences around the country, he encouraged young people to engage with the issues important to them and participate as active citizens. These experiences made it increasingly clear to him that the issues young Canadians care about – education, the environment, their generation’s economic prospects – needed a stronger voice.

Justin entered politics to make change that would better serve all Canadians. In 2007, he built a community-based, grassroots campaign to win the Liberal Party nomination in the Montréal riding of Papineau. He was elected in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

Justin was elected Leader of the Liberal Party in April 2013. His leadership campaign focused on building a new, truly national movement of progressive Canadians, bringing hundreds of thousands of Canadians into politics, most for the first time. He worked closely with his team to build a plan to create jobs, grow the economy, and strengthen the middle class. With Justin’s leadership, the Liberal plan emphasized fair economic opportunity for everyone, respect for and promotion of freedom and diversity, and a more democratic government that truly represents Canadians.

Sophie was an only child, growing up in the same Montreal neighbourhood as the Trudeau family and she was actually friends and classmates with the Prime Minister’s youngest brother, Michel. So she actually met him when they were children before reconnecting with the now PM in 2003 and getting married in 2005. But before marrying Trudeau, Sophie faced her own struggles. In her late teen years, she suffered from Bulimia, an eating disorder and mental illness, which she spent two years getting treatment for in her early 20s.

Her personal mental health journey has actually shaped a lot of her philanthropy work since being the spouse of the Prime Minister, which is her official title. Sophie has done a lot of work for mental health organizations while in the public eye, but that’s not all she has done. Here are some of the most amazing things Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has done for Canada. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau studied Commerce at McGill University and earned a B.A. in Communications from the Université de Montreal. Before making a name for herself as television and radio personality, she worked for in advertising, sales and public relations.

Grégoire-Trudeau has a busy life outside of the entertainment industry. She has studied classical flute and the guitar and has practiced ballet, jazz, African dance and yoga. She is also an active philanthropist, and devotes time to numerous charities. She works with The Shield of Athena, a non-profit organization for victims of family violence and is a frequent public speaker on women’s issues. She has acted as spokesperson for Dove Self-Esteem fund/Pay Beauty Forward program and BACA Foundation, which supports the BACA eating disorder clinic in Quebec.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Xavier James Trudeau on October 18, 2007. Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 33, a daughter Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau on February 5, 2009. Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 38, a son Hadrien Grégoire Trudeau on February 28, 2014. The buzz of the entertainment world has always intrigued me. But what really catches my interest is the opportunity and even the responsibility that stars have to make a difference.