March 10, 2016 10:04 pm
Updated: March 11, 2016 8:49 pm

Soulmates and bromance: Trudeau, Obama friendships win during state visit

WATCH: There were no major announcements or policies made during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington. It was mostly about optics, and as Jackson Proskow reports, Trudeau was in his element.


Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau is making her own mark in Washington D.C. as her husband, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, cemented Canada-U.S. relations for years to come.

Grégoire-Trudeau, 40, has apparently charmed first lady Michelle Obama, 52, who said Grégoire-Trudeau was “like [her] soulmate right now” at an event promoting quality education for girls around the world on Thursday.

“We’ve already gotten into trouble,” Obama quipped.

“What’s it going to be like by the end of the day?” Grégoire-Trudeau fired back.

IN PHOTOS: The Trudeaus’ day in Washington D.C.

Obama continued to praise Grégoire-Trudeau, as well as her family.

“In addition to being beautiful and funny – which I just found out – she’s got a great sense of humour. She was cracking me up back there…

“Like me, she knows that family comes first, she has the cutest kids, and one really little, delicious one.”

WATCH: During a speech at a Let Girls Learn event on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, saying she and the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have gotten into ‘trouble.’

Both women spoke passionately about a new American program, Let Girls Learn, which is dedicated to investing in global primary school education and adolescent education.

“An educated young girl becomes an educated … mother or mentor or friend, professional. That makes for an educated society and an education makes for a more peaceful and just place to be and to grow in,” Grégoire-Trudeau said.

The friendship was cemented after Grégoire-Trudeau came to Obama’s rescue as she seemed to lose her balance while exiting the stage.

Cliff Owen, a photographer for The Associated Press, snapped a series of pictures of an open-armed Grégoire-Trudeau helping Obama off the stage.

“It’s like two 14-year-old girls … they were just joking and laughing and having a really good time,” Owen told the Canadian Press.

“You get the impression they’re going to sneak out of the White House and hit a few bars. They’re just having a really good time with each other.”

’Bromance’ blooming between PM Trudeau and Barack Obama

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WATCH ABOVE: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Justin Trudeau to the White House for his first visit as prime minister and as Aarti Pole reports, it’s the start of a budding bromance.

Their husbands are also becoming fast friends, according to a Washington Post article which referred to the “budding bromance” between the two world leaders.

They traded barbs over hockey and beer earlier in the day, and people on Twitter were celebrating the close relationship Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama seemed to have.

WATCH: Full coverage of the U.S. state dinner on March 10

With files from the Canadian Press. 

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