British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expecting a child with his wife Carrie Symonds. Carrie announced that she and Boris were expecting their second child together on her private Instagram page.
In announcing the news, Carrie also revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. “At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken. I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again, but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves.” The environmental campaigner shared that she revealed the news to help others who might be suffering from miscarriages. “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. I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss so I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too.”
Boris and Carrie, who tied the knot in May of this year in a private Catholic ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London, welcomed their first child in April 2020, a son named Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. Wilfred’s name honors both Boris’s and Carrie’s grandfathers: Wilfred for Boris’s grandfather and Lawrie for Carrie’s grandfather. The name Nicholas comes from two doctors who worked to save Boris’s life while he battled COVID-19 in 2020: Dr. Nick Price and Dr. Nick Hart.
Boris also has four grown children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, a barrister: two daughters, Lara Lettice and Cassie Peaches, and two sons, Milo Arthur and Theodore Apollo. It is speculated that Boris also has another child, a daughter named Stephanie, who is reportedly the result of an affair he had with art consultant Helen Macintyre. The Prime Minister has denied this.
Congratulations to Boris and Carrie on the news of their second child! We wish Carrie good health through the remainder of her pregnancy.