Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie is PREGNANT
Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson is pregnant with the couple’s third child.
The 35-year-old environmental campaigner shared the joyful news in an Instagram post today, excitedly revealing the baby is due next month.
‘New team member arriving in just a few weeks,’ she wrote alongside a sweet photo of Wilf, three, and one-year-old Romy.
‘I’ve felt pretty exhausted for much of the last 8 months but we can’t wait to meet this little one.
‘Wilf is v excited about being a big brother again and has been chattering about it nonstop. Don’t think Romy has a clue what’s coming… She soon will!’
Carrie Johnson made the surprise announcement on Instagram. ‘New team member arriving in just a few weeks,’ she wrote alongside a sweet photo of Wilf, three, and one-year-old Romy
Mrs Johnson said she had felt ‘pretty exhausted’ for the last eight months but ‘can’t wait’ to meet her new baby. Pictured is one of the photos she shared on Instagram
The Johnsons’ last public appearance was at the King’s Coronation in Westminster Abbey, where they arrived hand in hand.
The couple already share two children – Wilfred, who was born in April 2020, and Romy, who was born in December 2021.
Romy marked her first birthday in December, with adorable snaps from Mrs Johnson’s Instagram showing her looking eagerly at her birthday cake, and opening a mountain of presents.
Another snap showed the little girl riding a small tricycle around the house.
Carrie also shared adorable pictures of her daughter’s first year, including one where she dressed as a bear, a snap of her and the family dog Dilyn and one with her big brother Wilfred.
Romy was born at University College London Hospital and was named after Carrie’s aunt Rosemary.
When announcing their daughter’s name, Boris and Carrie explained how Iris came from the Greek word meaning rainbow and Charlotte was chosen as a tribute to Mr Johnson’s late mother, who they ‘miss so much’.
When announcing she was pregnant with Romy, Carrie revealed she had suffered a miscarriage earlier in 2021 and described her as her ‘rainbow baby’.
Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson arrive at the Coronation of King Charles III
The couple on holiday in Scotland in August 2020
Boris will now become a father of eight, having had two children with Carrie, four children with his second wife Marina Wheeler and at least one from an affair.
His children with Ms. Wheeler are all in their 20s – Lara Lettice is 29, Milo Arthur is 27, Cassia Peaches is 25 and Theodore Apollo is 23.
Lara attended Bedales school – which costs £33,000-a-year – in Hampshire and went on to read Latin at St Andrews University.
Milo went to the £27,000-a-year Westminster School and can speak Arabic, Russian and French, The Mirror reports. Cassia went to Highgate School – which costs £18,000 per year – and Theodore went to Cambridge University.
His fifth child, Stephanie Macintyre, was conceived with art consultant Helen Macintyre, and there have been hints he fathered another child as the result of an affair.
The Appeal Court ruled in 2013 that the public had a right to know that he had fathered a daughter during an adulterous affair while Mayor of London in 2009 – but also mentioned the possibility of a second child.
And there had been the potential for even more, after it was reported in 2004 he was having an affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt who had fallen pregnant and had an abortion.
He was sacked from the Tory frontbench over the affair. In 2006 the News of the World reported Mr Johnson had had an affair with journalist Anna Fazackerley.
In September 2018, news about his relationship with former Tory communications chief Carrie Symonds came to light – and they later moved in together.
Before Romy was born Boris, who had long refused to answer questions about how many children he had, admitted for the first time that he had six children from three different relationships.
In an interview with NBC’s Today morning show in September 2021, he replied ‘yes’ when asked if he was a father of six.
When asked what it was like being a father to a young child while in power, the then-Prime Minister said: ‘It’s fantastic. It’s a lot of work, I’ll tell you that much. But I love it, I absolutely love it. I changed a lot of nappies.