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Boris Johnson 'splits from long-suffering wife after she accused him of cheating'

Mirror logo Mirror 07/09/2018 Mikey Smith

Boris Johnson et al. standing around a bag of luggage © Credits: PA Boris Johnson has reportedly split from his wife, Marina, after she allegedly accused him of infidelity.

The former Foreign Secretary and his wife, both 54, are reportedly no longer living together, and don't socialise as a couple.

Boris has been accused of a string of affairs during their 25-year marriage.

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But according to the Sun , the latest fling was the final straw - and daughter Lara, 25, reportedly said Marina will "never take him back."

It’s thought the pair finally split last month, when Boris was forced to move out of the Foreign Secretary’s official residence in central London.

Boris Johnson et al. standing in front of a sign: London Mayor Boris Johnson with his wife Marina and his daughter Lara Johnson as she votes for the first time, in North London, on The Mayoral Election Day, Thursday May 3, 2012. Photo By Andrew Parsons/i-Images © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited London Mayor Boris Johnson with his wife Marina and his daughter Lara Johnson as she votes for the first time, in North London, on The Mayoral Election Day, Thursday May 3, 2012. Photo By Andrew Parsons/i-Images The Mirror revealed pictures of high-flying lawyer Marina had packing her bags into a car outside the £20 million flat on July 26.

The accusation of another affair is likely to damage Johnson’s ambitions of running for the Tory leadership.

Johnson was spotted leaving a central London restaurant yesterday afternoon, after having lunch with Tory Chief Whip Julian Smith.

He ignored questions from waiting reporters and rode away on his bicycle.

Marina has thrown Boris out twice before.

Johnson was sacked from the Tory front bench in 2004 after lying to then Conservative leader Michael Howard about a four-year affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt.

Johnson had dismissed the claims as a “inverted pyramid of piffle".

She became pregnant and had an abortion.

In 2013 it emerged he fathered a child through an extramarital affair with the art consultant Helen Macintyre.

The little girl is now aged about eight.

Petronella Wyatt et al. holding wine glasses © Credits: Alan Davidson On both occasions, Marina kicked out her cheating husband before backing down and allowing him home.

He was also alleged to have had an affair with the journalist Anna Fazackerley.

There have been several other allegations of cheating.

Marina is Johnson's second wife - and a close political confidant.

In 1987, he married Allegra Mostyn-Owen, the daughter of the art historian William Mostyn-Owen and the Italian writer Gaia Servadio.

In the 1990s he broke the heart of his first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen, whom he married in 1987 and divorced for Marina in 1993.

Allegra said years later: “I divorced him for adultery. It enabled him to marry Marina.”

A friend of Johnson told the Sun: “They were fine last Christmas but there’s been strain since then.

“I don’t think being in the Foreign Office helped — all that travel.”

They added: “I wouldn’t say their marriage is over until there’s a divorce. He doesn’t do anything politically without consulting her. She’s highly intelligent and very pro-Brexit.”

Gallery: Boris Johnson's worst diplomatic gaffes (Deutsche Welle)


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