Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie are separating after 18 years, following “meaningful and difficult conversations”.
The couple said they would remain “a close family with deep love and respect” in an Instagram post.
They were married in Montreal in 2005 and have three children together.
In a statement, Mr Trudeau’s office said that while the couple had signed a separation agreement they will still make public appearances.
“We remain a close family with deep love and respect for each other and for everything we have built and will continue to build,” Mr Trudeau, 51, and Ms Gregoire, 48, said.
They also asked for privacy for the “well-being” of their children.