Canadian PM Trudeau shows romance is not dead
The 44-year-old pinup premier said Tuesday he would take a day off ahead of G7 talks in Japan to celebrate his wedding anniversary with spouse Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, calling it an essential “work-life balance”.
The couple, who arrived in Japan on Monday, are headed to a traditional inn called a ryokan on Wednesday before the two-day meeting of the club of rich nations begins Thursday.
The photogenic Trudeau — who has amassed a growing legion of mostly female fans — said the pair would rely on “personal funds” for their 11th wedding celebration.
“This is the kind of work-life balance that I’ve often talked about as being essential in order to be able to be in service of the country,” he told reporters in Tokyo.
Earlier Tuesday Trudeau met the Imperial couple and auto industry executives, and was to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the evening.