Julie Snyder and Pierre Karl Peladeau have separated
Published Monday, January 25, 2016 10:48PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:05AM EST
Julie Snyder and Pierre Karl Péladeau have announced that they have decided to end their relationship.
Peladeau and Snyder were married in Quebec City in August in what was called “the wedding of the year.”
The couple was together for more than 15 years.
"We realize that our family life is public, we respect and understand that the media and the public may have questions,” said Peladeau and Snyder in a joint statement issued Monday evening, adding that they don’t want to comment further on the issue during the mediation process.
They say they are working toward finding solutions in the best interest of their family.
The couple met for the first time in 1999 at the offices of the TQS TV station (now called V), which two years earlier had become a branch of the media empire created by Pierre Karl's father Pierre Peladeau.
But it was a second meeting on a plane between Montreal and Paris when the sparks really flew between them. Peladeau had recently separated from the mother of his eldest child, daughter Marie, and Snyder was on her way to Paris where she was hosting a TV show.
Peladeau has publicly said it was love at first sight. Peladeau and Snyder split up in January 2014, but reconciled months later.
Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume officiated the wedding ceremony, when streets in Quebec City were closed for the event.
The two are parents of a boy and a girl.