After tying the knot earlier this year, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expecting a second child with his wife Carrie Johnson. This comes shortly after the couple welcomed their first child, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, together in May 2020.
Carrie announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram, in which she also revealed she suffered a miscarriage at the beginning of the year that left her ‘heartbroken’. Revealing the baby is due in December, Carrie shared:
‘I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves. 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.’
Although this marks the second child for the two, Johnson himself is known to have a number of other children, though he has never officially confirmed the exact number.
The two announced their engagement and the news of their first child together in February 2020 before marrying in May 2021 in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral, with fewer than 30 friends and family in attendance.
🚨 | NEW: Boris and Carrie Johnson are expecting a second child, it has been announced.
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Elsewhere, Boris is known to share four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler, and a fifth child who he had with art consultant Helen Macintyre.