Newborn son is (officially) Prime Minister Boris Johnson's sixth child

So how many children is that, Boris? Newborn son is (officially) PM’s sixth child after four with ex-wife Marina Wheeler and daughter from 2009 affair… but courts mention possibility of one more

  • Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler separated in 2018 and have four children  
  • PM had daughter Stephanie Macintyre with art consultant Helen Macintyre 
  • Ms Macintyre’s daughter is allegedly 1 of 2 children fathered as a result of affair

The baby Carrie Symonds gave birth to today is her first child, but for fiancé Boris Johnson the experience of parenthood is one that will feel very familiar.

The Prime Minister now has at least six children, yet has not officially confirmed the exact number after leading a tangled love life that has seen him married twice. 

Both marriages ended after he had affairs. It may seem extraordinary that the number of children a Prime Minister has is not public record, yet that is the situation. 

What is known is that Mr Johnson and Marina Wheeler, who separated in 2018, have four children together: Lara Lettice, 26, Milo Arthur, 24, Cassia Peaches, 22, and Theodore Apollo, 20.

He also has a fifth child, Stephanie Macintyre, with art consultant Helen Macintyre. Stephanie is allegedly one of two children he fathered as a result of an affair.

Boris Johnson tonight announced that he and Carrie Symonds are expecting their first baby but mystery still surrounds how many children the PM already has. Pictured: Mr Johnson with his second wife Marina Wheeler and their eldest daughter Lara

The Prime Minister and Marina Wheeler separated in 2018  and have four children together. Pictured: Mr Johnson and Ms Wheeler in 2018


What is known is that the Prime Minister and Marina Wheeler, who separated in 2018, have four children together including Milo Arthur, 24, (left) and Theodore Apollo, 20, (right)

The Appeal Court ruled in 2013 that the public had a right to know that he had fathered a daughter during an adulterous liaison while Mayor of London in 2009 – but also mentioned the possibility of a second baby.

The three appeal court judges said: ‘It was not material to the judge’s conclusion whether contraceptive precautions were taken.

‘What was material was that the father’s infidelities resulted in the conception of children on two occasions.

‘The judge was entitled to hold that this was of itself reckless behaviour, regardless of whether any contraceptive precautions were taken.’

He also has a fifth child, Stephanie Macintyre, with art consultant Helen Macintyre (pictured with then partner William Cash)

Tonight a spokesperson for Mr Johnson, 55, and his 31-year-old partner announced that the couple are expecting their first baby together

Mr Johnson met his first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen while they were students at Oxford and they wed in 1987 but they were divorced in 1993.

How many children does Boris have? 

Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler, who separated in 2018, have four children together: Lara Lettice, 26, Milo Arthur, 24, Cassia Peaches, 22, and Theodore Apollo, 20.

He also has a fifth child, Stephanie Macintyre, with art consultant Helen Macintyre. Ms Macintyre’s daughter is allegedly one of two children he fathered as a result of an affair.

The Appeal Court ruled in 2013 that the public had a right to know that he had fathered a daughter during an adulterous liaison while Mayor of London in 2009 – but also mentioned the possibility of a second baby.

It is not known if the Prime Minister has any more children – but his baby with Carrie Symonds is officially his sixth.

He married Ms Wheeler later that year and just five weeks after their wedding day, Lara – who is just five years younger than Ms Symonds – was born.

Lara attended Bedales school – which costs £33,000-a-year – in Hampshire and went on to read Latin at St Andrews University.

She reportedly branded her father a ‘selfish b******’ after his split with her mother. 

Milo went to £27,000-a-year Westminster School and can speak Arabic, Russian and French, The Mirror reports.

Cassia went to Highgate School – which costs £18,000 per year – and Theodore went to Cambridge University.

In 2004 it emerged that Johnson was reportedly having an affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt who had fallen pregnant and had an abortion.

He was sacked from the Tory frontbench over the affair.


He married Ms Wheeler later that year and just five weeks after their wedding day, Lara (left) – who is just five years younger than Ms Symonds – was born. Lara’s younger sister Cassia (right) went to Highgate School – which costs £18,000 per year

In 2006 the News of the World reported Mr Johnson had had an affair with journalist Anna Fazackerley. 

In 2018, another scandal hit Mr Johnson when news about his affair with former Conservative Party communications chief Ms Symonds came to light. 

Mr Johnson and his then wife Ms Wheeler separated in 2018 and, within months, Mr Johnson had moved in with Miss Symonds.

While the exact number of Boris’s children remains unknown it will continue to haunt him as a reminder to the press and the public of just how uncomfortable this Prime Minister can be facing direct questions.

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