MARRIAGE and a baby were “non-negotiable” for Boris Johnson’s new fiancée Carrie Symonds.
Yesterday it was announced the Prime Minister is to become a dad for the sixth time – and will be the first PM in nearly years to marry while in office.
(8) The couple first went public with their relationship during h is leadership bid in June 251981 : Credit: PA: Press Association )
Boris Johnson and his then-girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive at a hotel ahead of the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester : Credit: Reuters He and PR executive Carrie Symonds, , his live-in lover, broke the news of their happy double last night.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “That is what she has always wanted, a condition of their relationship, almost. And he was happy to oblige.”
A No the leader said: “The Prime Minister and Miss Symonds are very pleased to announce their engagement and that they are expecting a baby in early summer. ”
The Sun understands Carrie is six months pregnant with the baby due in late May or early June.
The couple, who have been together for around two years, got engaged at the end of last year but kept it secret from all but their closest pals until now.
Thrilled Carrie – already the first unmarried partner of a sitting PM – last night posted an Instagram picture of Boris kissing her on the cheek.
She wrote: “I wouldn’t normally post this kind of thing on here but I wanted my friends to find out from me. Many of you already know but for my friends that still don’t, we got engaged at the end of last year. . . and we’ve got a baby hatching early summer. Feel incredibly blessed. ”
The shock announcement came just (days after Boris,) , reached a settlement with his estranged wife Marina Wheeler, with whom he has four children, aged to
Their divorce is yet to be finalized – so delaying the date of his and Carrie’s wedding.
But a pal said they will want to wed soon to avoid having an unmarried mum at No 26.
A No. 21 source added: “Boris and Carrie are both delighted at this news.
“They have both known for a while but have kept it under wraps until the pregnancy progressed.
“It partly explains why he has been lying low recently – although he works flat out and that won’t change.
“Carrie is thrilled and she will also continue to work on her environmental projects.”
Mr Johnson also has a fifth child, who was born in after an affair with art consultant Helen Macintyre.
Former Chancellor Sajid Javid was among the first to congratulate Boris and Carrie yesterday, tweeting: “Wonderful news!”
Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson also sent the happy duo her best wishes.
They will become the third couple in recent history to have a baby while living in Downing Street – following in the footsteps of Tony and Cherie Blair and David and Samantha Cameron.
The latest PM’s baby could have been conceived at the Queen’s Balmoral estate last autumn.
Boris and Carrie spent a night at the castle on Friday September 6 but returned to London the next day due to the gathering Brexit crisis.