Finland’s Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, has announced her divorce from her husband, Markus Räikkönen, in a public statement. Marin, who became the world’s youngest serving prime minister in 2019 at the age of 34, expressed that the decision was mutual and that the couple plans to remain best friends.
Marin’s statement on Instagram read, “We have decided together to end our marriage. Our decision is mutual, and this has not been an easy choice for either of us. We will continue to support each other as friends and, for the sake of our children, we ask for privacy and respect for our decision.”
The couple, who share a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, have been together for 16 years and were married in 2018. The news of their divorce has sparked conversations about the challenges of balancing a political career with personal life.
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Marin, who leads the Social Democratic Party in Finland, has been praised for her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and for her commitment to gender equality. She has become a prominent figure in international politics and is often referred to as a role model for young women.
The announcement of her divorce has garnered support and empathy from around the world, with many taking to social media to express their admiration for Marin’s honesty and strength.