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(4 March 1971 - 2 April 1984) (divorced) (3 children)
As an 18 year old on vacation in Tahiti, she met Pierre Trudeau, who was then Minister of Justice. Ms. Sinclair did not recognize him, and she in fact thought little of their encounter, but Trudeau was captivated by the carefree "flower child," thirty years younger than himself, and began to pursue her. As Trudeau was a devout Catholic, she converted to Roman Catholicism for their marriage.
Trudeau was still a bachelor when elected prime minister in 1968. After keeping their romance private, the Prime Minister astonished the country by marrying the 22 year old Sinclair on March 4, 1971, in a private ceremony. This raised some eyebrows among Canadians because of the age difference, but it was considered typical behavior for a vivacious prime minister who prided himself on his "progressive" views and youthful vigor. Asked about her role in a marriage to the most famous man in the country, Margaret Trudeau said, "I want to be more than a rose in my husband's lapel."
Trudeau filed for a no-fault divorce on November 16, 1983 which was finalized on April 2, 1984.
Three sons, Justin Trudeau, Sacha Trudeau, and Michel.