Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announced their separation on Wednesday, August 2, 2023
The couple have been married since 2005 and have three children together.
They said in a statement that they had made the decision after "many meaningful and difficult conversations."
They have three children, 15-year-old Xavier, 14-year-old Ella-Grace and 9-year-old Hadrien.
They said that they would continue to raise their children together and that they would "remain a close family."
The separation was met with surprise by many people in Canada.
Trudeau is the second Canadian prime minister to announce a separation while in office.
His father, Pierre Trudeau, separated from his wife, Margaret Trudeau, in 1977.
The separation has sparked a debate about the role of the prime minister's spouse in Canadian politics.