Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Boris Johnson announces divorce from barrister Marina Wheeler after 25 years of marriage

Samuel Osborne
Friday 07 September 2018 09:47 BST
Boris Johnson announces divorce from wife Marina Wheeler

Boris Johnson and his wife have announced they are in the process of divorcing.

The former foreign secretary and his wife, Marina Wheeler, issued a joint statement saying they had separated some time ago.

They made the announcement after The Sun revealed on its front page the Conservative MP and lawyer, both 54, were no longer living together.

The paper said they split after she accused him of cheating.

'Disgraceful individual from a moral and social standpoint': Boris Johnson faces anger in his own constituency

“Several months ago, after 25 years of marriage, we decided it was in our best interests to separate,” their statement said.

“We have subsequently agreed to divorce and that process is under way.

“As friends we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead. We will not be commenting further”.

Mr Johnson resigned as foreign secretary in July after disagreeing with Theresa May over her Brexit plans.

He is currently the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed her as prime minister.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in