Having recently become Prime Minister, it suited Pierre Trudeau to get married and demonstrate stability as a family man. Introducing Margaret Trudeau, they met when he was 48 and she was 18 and they were married five years later. Their marriage surprised Canada from the beginning, as Pierre had been a lifelong playboy with no wife or children, and later on as Margaret became a known partier as well, she unquestionably had sex with other men during their marriage. According to a 2009 Globe and Mail article by Margaret Wente, actress Margo Kidder (Superman, Superman II), classical guitarist Liona Boyd, and actress Kim Cattrall all claimed to have slept with Pierre at some time. As well as biographer John English stating that the “evidence is overwhelming” that he slept with Barbara Streisand. Margaret had a known sex scandles of her own, including one with Ted Kennedy, and according to Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones; Pierre broke up with her while she was having an affair with Ronnie Woods. Before she moved out of the house however, Allan Gotlieb, his ambassador to Washington, complained about one dinner hosted for Mr. Trudeau as he had three girlfriends with him, even though Margaret was upstairs. However, Pierre was aging and had fathered no known children despite his multiple partners. This supports an argument that he was infertile and unable to have children. While sperm banks hardly existed in the 1960s, if an infertile man desired a family, his wife had to do it the old-fashioned way.
In social logistics, if Ted Kennedy and Pierre Trudeau met Margaret's sexual qualifications, Fidel Castro likely exceeded them. Fidel Castro could be considered one of the most impressive people in the world back then. He lead a rebellion to overthrow a dictator, turning Cuba into the Western world’s first Marxist country, beat the Americans in an armed invasion by personally commanding the battle in a tank, and survived CIA coups and assassination attempts. He was smart, charming, and funny, 6'3 and athletic. He was full of bravado, confidence, masculinity and endeavored to have relations with two new women every day and sent aides to fetch them. Fathering 11 acknowledged children and rumors of countless others. According to John English’s “Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliot Trudeau 1968–2000” they were completely charmed by Castro and made several trips to embargo-era Cuba to see him. In 1976, Pierre became the first NATO leader to travel to Cuba, and brought his wife Margaret as well. Before even leaving the tarmac, both Trudeaus were showing an unusual amount of familiarity with Fidel considering he was a national leader they allegedly never met prior. Within hours of their first official meeting, Margaret was photographed intimately touching and holding Fidel Castro with both arms. The Trudeaus announced they had become close friends with the dictator and sang his praises during the height of his human rights violations. An article from April 13, 1971 in The Ottawa Journal, states that the Trudeaus were visiting an unidentified island in the Caribbean on their second honeymoon, and wanted the press to give them privacy. All other locations were disclosed.
In 2000, Castro made a rare appearance out of Cuba to attend Pierre’s funeral in Canada. On his visit, Margaret welcomed the leader at the hotel on behalf of the Trudeaus. The Trudeaus introduced Castro to their children, and when Castro passed away, Justin Trudeau gave him an overwhelmingly positive eulogy, which included "I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba."
In 2018, internet users spread a rumor that Fidel Castro’s recently deceased son Fidel Angel Castro Diaz-Balart, announced Justin Trudeau was his half-brother in a suicide note. Justin Trudeau was born eight and a half months after Margaret and Pierres trip to the undisclosed island in Cuba.
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