12/20/2012 05:46 EST | Updated 01/27/2013 12:06 EST

Sophie Grégoire, Justin Trudeau's Wife, Full Of Surprises (PHOTOS)


Ever since Justin Trudeau entered the Liberal leadership race, Canada's media has produced a flood of content on every crack and crevice of his character. But what about his wife?

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau is an impressive figure in her own right. A television host and mother of two, she also does work for a number of different charities.

But she has a fun side too. Check out the slideshow below for proof.

14. She's An Only Child

Grégoire is the only child of a stockbroker and a former nurse. She grew up in Sainte-Adèle, Que. and Montreal.

13. She Suffered From Bulimia

Grégoire has said she suffered from bulimia as a teen and now works with the BACA clinic to help others dealing with eating disorders.

12. She Studied Multiple Subjects Too

Her husband is famous for his disparate degrees, but Grégoire also explored a number of different career paths while at school. She first studied commerce at McGill before earning a B.A. in Communications from the Université de Montreal.

11. Not Everyone Loves Her

Grégoire and Trudeau both faced criticism from animal activists for posing in fur with their children for their 2010 Christmas card.

10. She Likes Solitude

Grégoire has said that when she's away from her husband or kids she doesn't feel lonely.

9. She Has Musical Ambitions

Grégoire has said she wants to make a music album at some point in the future. She has studied the flute and guitar.

8. She's A Bath Person

Grégoire makes a point of bathing with her children every night.

7. She Went To School With Trudeau's Brother

Grégoire attended school with Trudeau's younger brother Michel, who died in an avalanche in 1998 at the age of 23.

6. She Speaks Three Languages

Grégoire's native tongue is French, but she also speaks English and Spanish.


5. Yoga Enthusiast

Grégoire has said she will become a certified Yoga teacher by the end of 2012.

4. She Helped Design Her Own Wedding Dress

Grégoire was involved in the design from boutique Les Noces Couture.

3. She Was A Personal Shopper

Grégoire once worked as a personal shopper at the upscale department store Holt Renfrew.

2. Not A Fan Of Trudeau's Potty Mouth

Trudeau said Grégoire chided him for calling Environment Minister Peter Kent a "piece of shit" in the House of Commons.

1. She Has Skydived

Grégoire has jumped out a plane and has admitted that she loves extreme sports.