Boris and Carrie Johnson expecting third child in ‘just a few weeks’
Carrie Johnson has announced that she and Boris Johnson are expecting their third child, with the expected delivery date just weeks away.
Johnson announced on Instagram she was eight months pregnant, saying the baby would arrive in “just a few weeks”. The couple have two other children: Wilfred, who was born in April 2020, and Romy, who was born in December 2021.
The baby will be at least the eighth child the former prime minister has fathered, having had four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, and another in 2009 with the arts consultant Helen McIntyre, with whom he had an affair.
Carrie Johnson said in her Instagram post: “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!”
The announcement comes weeks after the couple moved into a £4m house in Oxfordshire with nine bedrooms and a moat. Before that they were believed to be living between a London townhouse and a country property in the Cotswolds, provided by the Conservative donor Lord Bamford and his wife, at a cost of £13,500 a month.
Carrie Johnson’s pregnancy has coincided with a busy period for her husband, who is still waiting for the outcome of a report into whether he misled the House of Commons over Partygate, but has also been touring the world giving speeches. This week he gave a speech to the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul where he joked that there had been so many recent Tory party leaders that it was “like we’ve imported your squid games to our politics”.
He has spoken in the past about his love of fatherhood, telling Sky News in 2021: “It’s a lot of work, I’ll tell you that much, but I love it, I absolutely love it, and I want you to know I change a lot of nappies.”
The couple have also previously endured heartbreak, with Carrie Johnson revealing in 2021 she had had a miscarriage at the beginning of that year.
She is now a campaigner for animal rights and environmental protections, but she spent many years as a media adviser in the Conservative party, working for the cabinet ministers John Whittingdale and Sajid Javid before becoming the party’s head of communications.