Boris Johnson plots quickie divorce so he can move new lover into Downing Street
Boris Johnson wants a divorce within six weeks as he bids to be Prime Minister.
The bookies’ favourite has been negotiating with wife Marina so he can “move on” with lover Carrie Symonds and even move her into Downing Street if he wins the leadership contest.
Ex-Tory spin doctor Carrie – 24 years younger than Boris, 54 – lives in a £1million flat in South London where he spends a lot of his time.
A source said that as well as smoothing tensions with wife Marina Wheeler, 55, “there have been lots of emotional conversations and dinners with each of their four grown-up children.
“He has told them he wants do the right thing.
“Marina will walk away with a handsome deal. He is now hoping the divorce will go through in the six weeks.
“Politically it will work out well, but also personally so he can move forward with Carrie.”
The Tory’s £3.75million family home in London’s Islington is up for sale with Marina expected to pocket the money after the ‘quickie’ divorce.
She is also expected to take 15 per cent of his future earnings.
The source added barrister Marina “would never ruin Boris’ chances of being PM”.
The pair announced their separation in September as his affair with Carrie was made public.
In a statement he and Marina said it was “in our best interests”, adding that the “divorce process was under way”.
The ex-Foreign Secretary has had at least four extra-marital affairs and made at least two of his mistresses pregnant.
He married his first wife, university sweetheart Allegra Mostyn-Owen, in 1987. They divorced after he had an affair with Marina, whom he wed in 1993.
In 2004, he admitted having an affair with writer Petronella Wyatt – who had an abortion and a miscarriage – while both worked on magazine The Spectator.
She said yesterday: “We remain friends. I think he would be a good Prime Minister.”
In 2009, Boris fathered a love child with art consultant Helen Macintyre, then 39, who did unpaid work for him.
There were reports that Marina – mother of their children Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches, Lara and Theodore Apollo – threw him out over it then took him back.
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