Boris Johnson's wife left him after discovering that he had bombarded a blond Tory assistant with funny text messages, it has been said.
Marina Wheeler, 54, learned of the close relationship of the former foreign secretary with Carrie Symonds, 30, after her marriage crashed earlier this year.
A source revealed that Marina now fears that her husband, also 54, has had ten adventures during their 25-year marriage.
Carrie Symonds, left, has been linked to Boris Johnson, on the right, after her separation from marriage
& # 39; Saying that you are angry is not even close. Marina discovered about Carrie after reading messages on her phone, "a source close to Marina told The Sunday Mirror.
"As the full truth of Boris's behavior became apparent, he told his friends that he wanted to do him the most harm.
"If Boris thinks that Marina will move away from this in silence, he is deceived." She is, and continues, furious.
Ms. Symonds, photographed on the hood of a car outside Westminster, left her post due to the close nature of her relationship with Camp Johnson.
Boris' wife, Marina Wheeler, found a string of mischievous text messages between her husband and Ms. Symonds, it is claimed
Colleagues noticed for the first time that Boris had eyes for the assistant, 20 years younger than him, when they attended the annual Tory Black fundraiser in February.
They were photographed laughing together when they left the event.
Six days later, he took her to lunch on Valentine's Day at the Rules restaurant in Covent Garden, London, while the parliamentarians sat in the House of Commons and he was supposed to be working.
Close friends said they would do everything possible to see each other during and after work.
They said their "strong relationship" It had been an open secret for several months.
Boris took Mrs. Symonds to a Valentine's Day lunch at the Rules Restaurant in Covent Garden, London, while she was supposed to be working.
In March, Boris put aside his ministerial duties to attend Mrs. Symond's 30th birthday party.
A Tory MP The Sun on Sunday: "I was in a private meeting for Leavers, where we were deciding what to do next.
& # 39; Boris arrived with Carrie. They seemed inseparable and spent most of the afternoon chatting with each other before leaving together. They looked very close. "
Tory's former communications chief waved his phone and showed text messages from Boris at a colleague's wedding during the summer, according to guests.
An assistant said the couple was texting most of the night before Boris sent a car to pick her up.
It is not clear if Boris picked it up himself or if a driver picked it up.
Ms. Symonds, 30, waved her phone and showed messages from Boris's guests at a colleague's wedding
In June, it is said that Ms. Symonds bragged to her friends to spend a night in the Oxfordshire countryside with the former Foreign Secretary.
She has been a high profile figure in Westminster for almost a decade, held senior positions at Tory HQ and as an adviser to cabinet ministers.
The graduate of the University of Warwick regularly publishes glamorous images of her on social media, including a photograph of herself posing while standing on the hood of a car on Parliament grounds.
She's going to start a new job with technology giant Bloomberg tomorrow, promoting clean oceans.
While the news of her relationship with Boris was known yesterday, she tweeted: "Sea otters have the thickest skin of all animals."
His cryptic message comes after Boris mentioned otters in his newspaper column three weeks ago.
Neither Mr. Johnson nor Mrs. Symonds have commented on their friendship.
Ms. Symonds, who attended the Godolphin and Latymer girls' private school in West London, became a Tory press officer in 2009. She worked on the successful & # 39; Back Boris & # 39; to re-elect Mr. Johnson as mayor of London in 2012, and was appointed a special advisor to Culture Secretary John Whittingdale after the 2015 General Election. He also briefly briefed Secretary of the Interior Sajid Javid when he was the Secretary of Communities .
Ms. Symonds has often written positive comments about the former Minister of Foreign Affairs on Twitter
The gregarious Mrs. Symonds was appointed director of communications at the Headquarters of the Conservative Campaign after the disastrous Election last year, but left during the summer amid claims from ranks with the No 10 about her proximity to Mr. Camp. Johnson. Her move to the City Bloomberg news firm came after rumors about the friendship between Ms. Symonds and Mr. Johnson began to swirl around Westminster. Symonds' friends say she felt she had been penalized for her links to & # 39; Team Boris & # 39 ;.
Tory HQ sources deny that her departure had anything to do with Mr. Johnson, saying that she left as part of a reorganization by party chairman Brandon Lewis, designed to put conservatives on the warpath. for the next general election.
Ms. Symonds has often written positive comments about Mr. Johnson on Twitter, and last year he posted a link to his speech with the following comment: "It's really worth seeing." Boris absolutely brilliant in the debate on Brexit and Foreign Policy earlier this week. "And on Valentine's Day this year, she tweeted dozens of excerpts from a speech she gave to a group of experts.
It was reported yesterday that Johnson had been seen walking towards Rules at Covent Garden, the oldest restaurant in London, that day with a "young and attractive" blonde woman, then spent two hours at a corner table while a couple of bodyguards sat nearby.
An observer said: "It seemed like a very intimate meal and it has hardly anything to do with big state affairs." It was a rather strange day to meet an attractive young woman for a meal in one of London's most exclusive restaurants.
The identity of that woman has not been confirmed.
Just one week before dinner, Ms. Symonds and Mr. Johnson were photographed together at the Black and White Ball conservatory fundraiser in London.
Tory Party sources said that Ms. Symonds' departure from the conservative headquarters had nothing to do with her relationship with Mr. Johnson.
It was not until just before Mr. Johnson dramatically left the cabinet in July that he is believed to have separated from his wife of 25 years, Marina Wheeler. The couple said in a joint statement on Friday: "Several months ago, after 25 years of marriage, we decided to separate for our best interests.
"Later, we agreed to the divorce and that process is under way, as friends, we will continue to support our four children in the coming years, we will not comment more.
The graduate of the University of Warwick boasted to the wedding guests of his relationship with Boris
The couple had been living together in their house of grace and favoring £ 20 million in Carlton Gardens, the official residence of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, until the end of July. They jointly own a £ 4 million townhouse in Islington, north London, as well as a country house in Oxfordshire.
Ms. Wheeler is a successful QC, while Johnson has benefited from the writing of several history books, as well as her former high-paying jobs as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Mayor of London.
An opinion poll yesterday said Johnson's division of marriage could make it harder for conservatives to win the next election. While 21 percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for conservatives with Mr. Johnson as a leader, 30 percent said they would be less likely.
A friend of Mrs. Wheeler told this newspaper yesterday: "I suspect that the reason Marina has finally thrown in the towel is because the children are old enough and probably just want to be alone." She may even be quite relieved. & # 39;
The main Eurosceptic, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said the news of Mr. Johnson's marital separation was "obviously very sad news for him and Marina," but added: "I do not think it makes any difference to the good consideration and admiration of the people in the conservative party stops him.