The divorce between Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Justin Trudeau has been officially confirmed. There had been rumors about Trudeau allegedly having an affair with Melanie Joly, the foreign affairs minister, for a time. Many users of social media now think Joly is to blame for his divorce from his wife, Sophie.

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Who is Melanie Joly?

Since October 2021, politician and attorney Melanie Joly has held the position of foreign affairs minister in Canada. She was born in Montreal, Quebec on January 16, 1979, and is currently 44 years old.

Clément Joly, an accountant and the father of Joly, served as manager of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority from 2002 to 2007. He also served as head of the Liberal Party of Quebec’s finance committee. Carole-Marie Allard, her stepmother, is a lawyer and journalist who served as the Laval—East MP from 2000 to 2004.

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Melanie Joly is a member of the Liberal Party and represents the Ahuntsic-Cartierville riding in the Montreal area in the House of Commons. She was elected as an MP in the 2015 federal election. She has held a variety of portfolios, including those for La Francophonie, Tourism, and Canadian Heritage. In the 2013 Montreal municipal election, Joly stood for mayor and finished second to eventual winner Denis Coderre.

Melanie was the first person from Quebec to win the Arnold Edinborough Prize in 2010, which honors humanitarian activity within the Canadian cultural community. She was then chosen to lead the Quebec Advisory Committee for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidature in 2013.

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She co-founded Generation of Ideas, a political forum for young people between the ages of 25 and 35, with her coworkers. Melanie is also a part of the collective group Sortie 13.

Although Melanie Joly has been allegedly linked with PM Justin Trudeau many times in the past, this is not verified by Opoyi or any other credible publication.