Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler to divorce after separating ‘some time ago’ – UK

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Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler have announced that they are in the process of divorcing.

In a joint statement issued through a family friend, the pair said: “Several months ago, after 25 years of marriage, we decided it was in our best interests to separate.

“We have subsequently agreed to divorce and that process is under way.

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“As friends we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead. We will not be commenting further.”

It comes after The Sun revealed that Mr Johnson, considered a future prime minister by some Conservative supporters, was no longer living with his wife.

They also no longer socialise as a couple, the paper added.

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Mr Johnson and Ms Wheeler, a lawyer, have four children – Lara, 25, Milo Arthur, 23, Cassia Peaches, 21, and Theodore Apollo, 19.

Nigel Evans, a fellow Tory MP, said it was a “personal tragedy” and wished them both well.

He added: “We are in 2018, we’re not in the 1950s now – things move on.

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“People make judgements about people, they’re able to distinguish between their personal lives and their public lives.”

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