On Saturday, July 31, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, announced on Instagram that they are expecting their second child together.
Carrie announced her pregnancy to the public with a heartfelt message, which also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.
Mr Johnson is set to be a dad for the second time with his wife Carrie, but he has kids outside of his current marriage. Here’s everything we know about them.
A look at Boris Johnson’s children
The UK Prime Minister has never publicly confirmed how many offsprings he has. However, several news sources have estimated that Mr Johnson has seven children.
He shares his youngest, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, with his current wife Carrie.
Mr Johnson shares four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler – Lara Lettice (27), Milo Arthur (26), Cassia Peaches (23), and Theodore Apollo (21). The couple divorced in 2018.
He shares a fifth child, Stephanie Macintyre, with art consultant Helen Macintyre. Stephanie was born in 2009 and is 12 years old now.
It has been alleged that Stephanie is one of two children that the Prime Minister shares with Helen. However, this report has not been confirmed.
Mr Johnson’s eldest, Lara, is 28 now and works as a writer, editor and broadcaster. Milo, 26, is the Prime Minister’s eldest son. He graduated from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies in 2014.
Cassie, Mr Johnson and Mrs Wheeler’s third child, is 24 now and works as a writer, while their youngest, Theodore, 22, is a student at Cambridge University.
Carrie Johnson’s Instagram post explored
In her emotional Instagram post, Carrie wrote that she felt “incredibly blessed to be pregnant again”, after suffering a miscarriage earlier this year. She revealed that she is due to give birth this December.
Opening up about the experience of going through a miscarriage, the 33-year-old admitted to finding comfort in speaking to others who had gone through a similar loss.
She further wrote: “Fertility issues can be really hard for many people, particularly when on platforms like Instagram it can look like everything is only ever going well.”
Carrie’s announcement suggests she was pregnant at the time of her wedding. The couple tied the knot in a small ceremony at the Westminster Cathedral on the 29th of May.
Twitter reacts to the announcement
Twitter users had mixed reactions to Carrie’s announcement. While some heartily congratulated the couple, others had different opinions. Some users referenced an article from 2007 written by Mr Johnson for The Telegraph, where he pointed out how people had seemingly given up on population control.