A spokesman for the couple said on Saturday evening: “The Prime Minister and Miss Symonds are very pleased to announce their engagement and that they are expecting a baby in the early summer.”
Ms Symonds wrote on Instagram that they got engaged at the end of last year, adding she felt “incredibly blessed”.
Third marriage for Johnson
The British Prime Minister and his partner Carrie Symonds announced their engagement and that they are expecting their first child on Saturday, February 29. A spokesperson for the couple confirmed to the British media about their engagement and pregnancy. Symonds in her private account on Instagram announced that she is expecting and is engaged to the Prime Minister.
After divorcing his first wife, Allegra Mostyn-Owen and estranged from his second wife, Marina Wheeler, this will be Johnson’s third marriage. Earlier this month, according to reports, a court had heard that the British PM and Wheeler were preparing to end their marriage after reaching an agreement over money. Both Wheeler and Johnson have four children and were separated in 2018 after marrying in 1993.
Johnson and Symonds is the first couple to occupy the PM house as an unmarried couple. According to BBC, she is the youngest partner of a Prime Minister in the past 170 years or so. Johnson has four children from his previous marriage to Marina Wheeler. The couple separated in 2018 after more than 20 years together.
Miss Symonds and Mr Johnson became engaged last year.. Carrie Symonds shared a picture of Boris Johnson kissing her in her Instagram post announcing her pregnancy:
They were the first unmarried couple to occupy Downing Street when they moved into No. 10 last year – and Mr Johnson will now become the first British prime minister to marry in office for 250 years. Their baby will be at least the sixth child with three different women for Mr Johnson, who is going through a divorce with his second wife.