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The couple, who married in 1993, have four grown-up children together (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

UK Prime Minster, Boris Johnson and Estranged Wife formally Divorced

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It comes more than a year after the couple announced they were divorcing following 25 years of marriage – but the details of their separation, including who gets the £3.75m home in Islington, stayed private

A court gave Boris Johnson’s divorce the go-ahead today as he finally reached a deal over money with estranged wife Marina Wheeler.

Family court Judge Sarah Gibbons gave Ms Wheeler permission to formally end the marriage after the pair resolved a dispute over their finances.

It comes almost 18 months after the pair – who have four grown-up children – announced in September 2018 that they were divorcing following a 25-year marriage.

Neither Mr Johnson nor human rights QC Ms Wheeler were at today’s 10-minute private hearing at the Central Family Court in London. Both were represented by barristers.

A judge barred reporters from disclosing any details of the financial settlement itself.

After his 55-year-old wife left him Mr Johnson began dating former Tory communications chief Carrie Symonds, 31, who has now moved in with him in 10 Downing Street.

After his wife left him Mr Johnson began dating Carrie Symonds (Image: REUTERS)

The couple announced that they had separated and were going through the process of divorce in September 2018 – saying that “as friends we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead”.

It came after Marina allegedly accused her husband of infidelity.

Mr Johnson was a childhood friend of Ms Wheeler – the daughter of BBC journalist Charles Wheeler – when they were both pupils at the European School in Brussels.

He met his first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen while they were students at Oxford, and they wed in 1987, but the marriage was annulled in 1993 and he married Ms Wheeler later that year.


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