It is widely believed that the former prime minister may have as many as nine children, though he has not officially confirmed the precise number.
What is established is that Boris Johnson and his second wife, Marina Wheeler, who separated in 2018, share four children together: Lara Lettice, aged 27, Milo Arthur, aged 25, Cassia Peaches, aged 23, and Theodore Apollo, aged 21. Boris also has a fifth child, Stephanie Macintyre, the result of an extramarital relationship with art consultant Helen Macintyre.
In 2013, the Appeal Court ruled that the public had a right to know about his involvement in fathering a daughter during an adulterous affair while he was Mayor of London in 2009.
What makes Boris Johnson’s count of children uncertain?
In the court proceedings, it was claimed that Stephanie Macintyre was one of two children born from an extramarital affair involving the former prime minister. The three judges in the appeal court stated, “The judge’s decision was not influenced by whether contraceptive measures were used. What held significance was that the father’s unfaithfulness led to the birth of children on two separate occasions.”
While Boris Johnson grappled with the challenges of Brexit and the pandemic during his tenure, there were also significant developments in his personal life. This included his marriage to Carrie Johnson (formerly known as Carrie Symonds) and the birth of two children together.
In December 2021, Boris Johnson and Carrie joyfully welcomed their second child into the world. They announced the arrival of a “healthy baby girl” born at a London hospital on December 9. They named her Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson.
A spokesperson for the couple expressed, “Both the mother and daughter are in excellent health. The couple extends their gratitude to the exceptional NHS maternity team for their dedicated care and support.”
In July 2021, following their pregnancy announcement, Carrie disclosed that she had experienced a miscarriage earlier that year and expressed her profound gratitude for the opportunity to be pregnant once more
When was Boris Johnson’s youngest baby born?
Boris Johnson’s latest addition to his family is his son, Frank Alfred Odysseus Johnson, who entered the world on July 5, 2023.
This child marks his third with Carrie Johnson and is the younger sibling to their son, Wilfred, born on April 29, 2020, and daughter, Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson, born on December 9, 2021.
The couple initially shared their pregnancy news in February 2020 and indicated that their child would arrive in early summer.
Boris announced in December that wife Carrie had welcomed a “healthy baby girl” at a London hospital. The couple have kept the infant out of the spotlight, but it was reported in January that she was recovering after contracting Covid at just five weeks old.
They are also parents to son Wilfred, who was born in April 2020. Before meeting ex-PR chief Carrie, Boris welcomed children Lara Lettice, Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches and Theodore Apollo with his second wile Marina Wheeler, and is also reported to have fathered a daughter with love interest Helen MacIntyre.
Boris Johnson’s first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen
Boris met Allegra while they were students at Oxford, and they wed in 1987 – but their marriage was subsequently annulled in 1993.
Allegra Mostyn-Owen is the daughter of the art historian William Mostyn-Owen and the Italian writer Gaia Servadio. The couple did not have children together.
Boris Johnson’s second wife Marina Wheeler
Boris parted ways from his second wife, Marina, in 2018 after 25 years of marriage. Marina is a human rights lawyer who became a Queen’s Counsel in 2016, and the daughter of journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler and his wife, Dip Singh.
Together they have two daughters and two sons: Lara Lettice, Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches, and Theodore Apollo.
Boris Johnson’s third wife Carrie Symonds
The PM is married to Carrie Symonds, 34, daughter of The Independent co-founder Matthew Symonds. The pair tied the knot in May and share two children together.
They were first linked when they spent Valentine’s Day together in 2018. Carrie announced she was pregnant with the couple’s second child in July this year.