Who is Boris Johnson’s first wife? The PM hopeful’s previous relationships in full

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BORIS Johnson’s latest romance hit the headlines when him and girlfriend Carrie Symmonds were recording having a screaming row.

However, she’s not the first lady to have entered his life. Here’s all we know about his two ex-wives and other romantic entanglements….

 

Boris met and proposed to his first wife at university
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Who is Boris Johnson’s first wife?

In 1987 Boris, 54, married girlfriend Allegra Mostyn-Owen who he had met during their time at university when they were both 23-years-old.

Journalist Sebastian Shakespeare recently suggested Boris was regretting proposing to his childhood sweetheart before they tied the knot.

Allegra is the daughter of Italian writer Gaia Sevadio and art historian William Mostyn-Owen and grew up in Aberuchill Castle in Perthshire, Scotland.

By the time she met Boris in the 1980s she had already graced the cover of Tatler magazine.

Her mother claimed the pair were not compatible from the start after they divorced after six years of marriage.

She said: “Boris is a man who needed someone very obedient and silent, who would be willing to stay in the background and create a soothing home life, while giving him space to build a glittering career. My daughter wasn’t that kind of person.”

The pair never had children and shortly after their divorce was finalised Johnson married his second wife Marina Wheeler.

Allegra did not remarry until 2010 when she tied the knot with a Pakistani man 22 years younger than her.

She is now believed to be running workshops for young Muslims at a London mosque.

Marina left Johnson after learning of his affair with Carrie
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Who is Boris Johnson’s second wife?

High-flying barrister Marina Wheeler was Boris’s second wife and the mother of four of his children.

It was reported that she was pregnant with their eldest child Lara when the couple married on May 8 1993 – allegedly 12 days after his first divorce.

Marina is the eldest daughter of BBC correspondent Sir Charles Wheeler and his Indian wife Dip Singh.

She was appointed to the Queen’s Council in 2016 and specialises in human rights within public law.

She studied at the European School of Brussels and attended Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and met Johnson while at school.

Their marriage was rocked by his infidelity and in 2018 they announced their separation after he had been spotted having an affair with Conservative PR guru Carrie Symmonds.

The affair led to their eldest daughter Lara branding her father a “selfish bastard”.

Marina and Johnson are currently going through a divorce with his cheating cited as the reason.

Boris had a four year affair with Petronella
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Who did Boris Johnson have a four year affair with?

During his marriage to Marina Johnson had several affairs, many of which caught the attention of the media.

The first of his scarlet women was society writer Petronella Wyatt – leaving Marina furious.

Johnson secretly romanced her while he was editor at The Spectator and she was one of his columnists for four years.

Petronella later said she had an abortion and suffered a miscarriage.

When the affair became public knowledge Johnson was forced to quit as shadow arts minister and party vice-chairman in 2004 by the current conservative leader Michael Howard for not telling the whole truth about his indiscretion.

Furious Marina threw him out of their home over it but later took him back.

He fathered a daughter with Helen

What other affairs has he had?

Boris was rumoured to have been having an affair at the same time with Anna Fazackerly at the same time as his fling with Petronella.

But his affair with the Times Educational Supplement journalist was never proved.

His marriage was later blown apart by a third affair with arts consultant Helen Macintyre in 2009 which caused Marina to throw him out of their home again.

Eventually his wife relented and took him back for a second time. However in 2013, following a court battle, it was revealed that Johnson had fathered a child during the fling with Helen.

It is not believed he has had any contact with the little girl called Stephanie.

Carrie Symmonds is the latest in his string of lovers
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Who is the woman who lead to the end of his second marriage?

Johnson’s affair with Conservative PR guru Carrie Symmonds lead to the end of his marriage with Marina.

He was snapped enjoying a romantic dinner with the former Tory aide on Valentines day.

When the affair hit the papers the Tory MP called Carrie, 31, and vowed to protect her.

It is claimed Marina found out about the affair before it hit the headlines through messages she found on his mobile.


Since the split from his second wife, Carrie and Boris have grown incredibly close and it is expected the PR girl will move into Number 10 with Boris is he is elected the new leader.

However, their relationship was called into question when a recording of a vicious row was released to the Guardian by neighbours of the pair in their South London flat.

In the recording, Boris can allegedly be heard refusing to leave the flat and telling his girlfriend to “get off my f***ing laptop” before a loud crash is heard.

Since the recording emerged the pair have put on a united front and refused to comment on the row.

Anna was claimed to be another woman bedded by Boris

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