How many wives has Boris Johnson had? Timeline of marriages

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Boris Johnson married Carrie Johnson in a private Catholic wedding on May 29, 2021 – now the couple are reportedly planning a huge wedding reception at Checkers this summer

The couple wed in a secretly planned wedding at Westminster Cathedral on May 29, 2021.

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It is the Prime Minister’s third marriage and the first Prime Minister to marry in office in almost 200 years.

(Photo by Rebecca Fulton/Downing Street via Getty Images)

Former Conservative Party press secretary Carrie Johnson is the youngest to be married to Boris Johnson.

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The Johnsons are reportedly planning to throw a huge wedding party at Checkers on July 30, despite Boris stepping down as Tory party leader. For this reason he wants to stay as interim PM, reports the mirror.

Here’s everything you need to know about Boris Johnson’s marriages

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How many wives did Boris Johnson have?

Boris Johnson has been married three times.

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His first wife was to Allegra Mostyn-Owen, his second to Marina Wheeler, attorney at law, and his current wife is Carrie Johnson (formerly Carrie Symonds).

Who is Allegra Mostyn Owen?

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Boris Johnson’s first wife is Allegra-Mostyn-Owen.

The couple met while at the University of Oxford aged 23 and eventually married in 1987.

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

A contemporary from Oxford told the Daily Mail: “Allegra had a lot of the Italian Botticelli angel looks: blonde and ethereal. That trait made her seem untouchable to the rest of us – which is exactly what Boris would have wanted as a trophy.”

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The couple divorced in 1993 after six years of marriage and never had children.

Speaking of the relationship, Mostyn-Owen’s mother said: “Boris is a man who needed someone who is very obedient and quiet, who is willing to keep a low profile and provide a comforting home while giving him space to create a brilliant build a career. My daughter wasn’t like that.”

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Shortly after the divorce was finalized, Johnson married his second wife, Marina Wheeler. Mostyn-Owen remarried in 2010.

Who is Marina Wheeler?

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Marina Wheeler was Boris Johnson’s second wife.

The couple married on May 8, 1993, reportedly 12 days after his first divorce with wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen.

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The outgoing prime minister has four children with Wheeler: Lara Lettice, 27, Milo Arthur, 25, Cassia Peaches, 23, and Theodore Apollo, 21.

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

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

Wheeler studied at the European School in Brussels and attended Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

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Their marriage was reportedly dissolved by his infidelity and in 2018 they announced their separation after he was spotted having an affair with his current wife, Carrie Symonds.

Who is Carrie Johnson?

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Boris Johnson is married to Carrie Symonds. She took his surname Johnson.

Ms Johnson was the Conservative Party’s communications chief and was first romantically linked to Boris Johnson in media reports since early 2019.

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The couple first announced their engagement in February 2020 and announced that they are expecting a baby in early summer.

Johnson was raised with her mother in East Sheen, London and attended Godolphin and Latymer School, an independent all-girls day school, between 1999 and 2006.

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She then studied art history and theater studies at the University of Warwick, where she graduated in 2009

Ms Johnson became the Tory party’s communications director at the age of 29, the youngest person ever to take on the role. She left the job in 2018, less than a year in the role, and took a position in public relations for the Oceana project.

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The couple became the first unmarried couple to live at Downing Street when Mr Johnson replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister in July 2019.

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