UPDATE: On Feb. 28, 2014, Justin Trudeau announced the birth of his and Sophie Grégoire's third child, a baby boy named Hadrian.
Trudeau and Grégoire married in 2005 after a whirlwind romance. Their first child, Xavier James, was born on Oct. 18, 2007 — Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s birthday. Their daughter, Ella Grace, was born Feb. 5, 2009.
The new baby is due in March and Trudeau spokeswoman Mylene Dupere says the couple is thrilled about expanding their young family.
In an eBook released before Trudeau won the Liberal leadership, HuffPost Canada's Ottawa bureau chief Althia Raj wrote about how Trudeau fell in love with Grégoire, a Quebec TV personality, almost immediately in 2004.
From the book:
Friend Thomas Panos first learned that Justin Trudeau was in love when he called in June of 2004 asking for a business-class ticket to Athens for his girlfriend. Trudeau was attending the Olympic Games as a reporter for CKAC.
"She's the one," he told Panos. He had met Sophie Grégoire, a childhood friend of his brother, Michel, when she and Justin co-hosted a Starlight Children's Foundation event. They'd hit it off, and the following day she sent him an email suggesting they meet up. But Trudeau never responded.
"I knew that the day I went out for coffee with her, that would be the last day I would ever have as a single man," Trudeau told CPAC's Catherine Clark on the program "Beyond Politics" in 2009. He had a few loose ends to wrap up, he said. Three months later, Trudeau bumped into Grégoire in Montreal and apologized for not writing back. They went out and over dinner he told her they would have to skip dating and go straight to engagement. "I am going to spend the rest of my life with you," he declared.
There was nothing impulsive about his decision, he told Clark. "It was a deep recognition that Sophie was the person I wanted to spend my life with."
Grégoire opened up about her family to The Globe and Mail in February, saying she is confident her husband can be both a good father and successful leader. She also told the newspaper her young children possess the inner peace to handle the spotlight.
"I realize now, they were born to this," she said. "It’s normal for them when they see a huge group of people and everyone’s rushing up – they’re not stressed."
With files from The Canadian Press
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