Carrie Johnson has announced that she and Boris Johnson are expecting their third child, with the expected due date just weeks away.
Johnson announced on Instagram that she is eight months pregnant, saying the baby will arrive in “just a few weeks”. The couple has 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 born to the former prime minister, who has four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, and another in 2009 with arts consultant Helen McIntyre, with whom he had an affair. .
Carrie Johnson said in her Instagram post: “I’ve felt tired most of the last 8 months but we can’t wait to meet this little one. Wilf is excited to be a big brother again and nothing stop chatting about it. Don’t think Romy has any idea what’s coming… She will soon!”
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, given by Conservative donor Lord Bamford and his wife, for £13,500 a month.
Carrie Johnson’s pregnancy coincides with a busy time for her husband, who is still awaiting the outcome of a report on whether he cheated the House of Commons on Partygate, but is also traveling the world giving speeches. This week he is gave a speech to the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul where he joked that there were so many new Tory party leaders that it was “like we imported your squid games into our politics”.
He has previously spoken about his love of fatherhood, telling Sky News in 2021: “It’s a lot of work, I’ll tell you that, but I love it, I love it, and I want you to know that I’m going to change and lots of diapers.”
The couple has also suffered heartbreak in the past, with Carrie Johnson revealing in 2021 that she miscarried at the beginning of the year.
He is now a campaigner for animal rights and environmental protection, but he spent many years as a media adviser to the Conservative party, working for cabinet ministers John Whittingdale and Sajid Javid before becoming who is the head of the party’s communications.