Justin Trudeau’s estranged wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has signed with a talent agency to pursue “meaningful partnerships.”

The Spotlight Agency, a firm established to “match celebrity talent with clients who wished to work closely with them,” said in an announcement Wednesday it was the exclusive representative of Gregoire Trudeau.

The announcement presents Gregoire Trudeau as a “trained television, radio host, and interviewer.”

While her biography with the agency doesn’t explicitly reference the informal political role she held as the prime minister’s spouse, it does tout several appearances she made alongside or on behalf of Trudeau.

“Throughout her professional and personal endeavours, Sophie has been fortunate to meet and converse with several renowned world leaders in hopes of bringing further change and justice to the world, including the late Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Francis, King Abdullah II of Jordan, French President Emmanuel Macron, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and many more,” it says.

Next year, Gregoire Trudeau is releasing a memoir, Closer Together: Knowing Ourselves, Loving Each Other, which purports to “ignite an emotional evolution and encourage all people to become more aware of their emotions and the inner workings of their own personality in order to inspire everyone to see that there are more things that bring us together than separate us.”

Gregoire Trudeau is no stranger to the public eye, working as a television presenter in Quebec before Trudeau was elected.

She also once sang, unprompted, a song she wrote for her daughter at a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute in Ottawa.

Trudeau and Gregoire Trudeau announced their separation in joint social media posts in August.

“After many meaningful and difficult conversations, we have made the decision to separate,” they wrote. “As always, we remain a close family with deep love and respect for each other and for everything we have built and will continue to build.”

Afterwards, the former couple and their children went on a family holiday to Tofino. 


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