Boris starts his divorce, while friends say that he behaves like a puppy & # 39; around a new girlfriend

& # 39; Loved-up & # 39; Boris starts his divorce: friends say that the former foreign minister & # 39; behaves like a puppy & # 39; around a new girlfriend and & # 39; want to marry her & # 39;

  • Friends say Johnson & # 39; s formal split of second wife Marina & # 39; started in September & # 39;
  • He has been dating since the summer with the former Tory spider doctor Mrs Symonds, 30 years old
  • It is said that Mr. Johnson is so in love that he & # 39; as a puppy dog ​​around her & # 39; behaves

Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday

Boris Johnson has started divorce proceedings and, according to friends, has a "serious relationship". with her friend Carrie Symonds.

The formal separation of the former Secretary of State for second wife Marina began four months ago – despite reports yesterday that divorce proceedings had yet to begin.

Mr Johnson, 54, dates back to the former Tory spider doctor, Mrs Symonds, 30 years old, since the summer.

Mr Johnson, photographed with Carrie Symonds, the then Tory-assistant, prior to the annual Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race on the river Thames in Mortlake, in 2012

Mr Johnson, photographed with Carrie Symonds, the then Tory-assistant, prior to the annual Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race on the river Thames in Mortlake, in 2012

Mr Johnson, 54, has been dating since the last Tory spider doctor Carrie Symonds (photo), 30, since the summer. It is clear that Mrs Symonds still has to meet the children of Mr Johnson

Mr Johnson, 54, has been dating since the last Tory spider doctor Carrie Symonds (photo), 30, since the summer. It is clear that Mrs Symonds still has to meet the children of Mr Johnson

Mr Johnson, 54, has been dating since the last Tory spider doctor Carrie Symonds (photo), 30, since the summer. It is clear that Mrs Symonds still has to meet the children of Mr Johnson

It is said that Mr. Johnson is so in love with Mrs. Symonds (photo) that he is a puppy dog ​​around her. behaves

It is said that Mr. Johnson is so in love with Mrs. Symonds (photo) that he is a puppy dog ​​around her. behaves

It is said that Mr. Johnson is so in love with Mrs. Symonds (photo) that he is a puppy dog ​​around her. behaves

It turned out last week that the couple enjoyed a romantic break of the new year in a villa on the Greek Pelion peninsula. The pair is shown here earlier on Conservative fundraising ball earlier this year

It turned out last week that the couple enjoyed a romantic break of the new year in a villa on the Greek Pelion peninsula. The pair is shown here earlier on Conservative fundraising ball earlier this year

It turned out last week that the couple enjoyed a romantic break of the new year in a villa on the Greek Pelion peninsula. The pair is shown here earlier on Conservative fundraising ball earlier this year

A friend of Mr. Johnson told The Mail on Sunday: & # 39; The divorce proceedings actually began in September. Boris and Carrie have a serious relationship. & # 39;

The friend added that despite the huge interest in their love life from friends and political rivals, the couple tried to keep their lips on their relationship.

Is Victoria's flirtatious foreign minister based on you, who knows?

A bed-hopping foreign minister who is at odds with a thorn in the side of his prime minister and two royal women … does it sound familiar?

They may be headlines from a recent news bulletin, but they are storylines from the third Victoria series, which debuts this evening in America and will be screened on ITV later this year.

Victoria-maker Daisy Goodwin said there were parallels between Lord Palmerston (pictured right by Laurence Fox) and Boris Johnson

Victoria-maker Daisy Goodwin said there were parallels between Lord Palmerston (pictured right by Laurence Fox) and Boris Johnson

Victoria-maker Daisy Goodwin said there were parallels between Lord Palmerston (pictured right by Laurence Fox) and Boris Johnson

The eight-part series takes place around 1850 and sees Victoria compete to protect the monarchy against the threat of chartism at home and the revolution abroad. The situation is not helped by Lord Palmerston (Laurence Fox), an intriguing foreign minister with a colorful private life.

Victoria-maker Daisy Goodwin said there were parallels between Palmerston and Boris Johnson, another former foreign minister.

The series also features the rivalry between the Queen and her half-sister Feodora.

The couple's bitter relationship is reminiscent of the reported scandal between the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Sussex.

However, it turned out last week that the couple spent a romantic holiday during the new year in a villa on the Greek Pelion peninsula.

They were recognized by expatriate Chris Wicks while they dined in a taverna in Lafkos.

It is said that Mr. Johnson is so in love that he & # 39; as a puppy dog ​​around her & # 39; behaves.

A friend said: "He wants to get engaged. He is completely under the spell of Carrie. Totally loved. & # 39;

It turned out in September that Boris and his wife Marina were planning to divorce after 25 years of marriage. It happened in reports that father-of-four Mr. Johnson had started a relationship with Mrs. Symonds, a former chief of the Tory party who is now a consultant to the financial company Bloomberg.

Another ally of Mr. Johnson was quoted yesterday by saying that Ms. Symonds made him & # 39; very happy & # 39; seems to be making. The friend added: "Carrie has been the perfect friend. He and Marina split up in March, so it should come as no surprise that this relationship is now serious. & # 39; The friend said the couple had tried & # 39; keep things discrete & # 39; and added: & # 39; No one wants to see Marina humiliated by the public. . & # 39;

It is clear that Mrs Symonds still has to meet the children of Mr Johnson.

In September, when they announced they were going to divorce, Mr Johnson and his wife emphasized that we will continue to support our four children as friends in the coming years & # 39 ;.

The couple lived until the end of July in his £ 20 million grace and favor house in Carlton Gardens, the official residence of the Secretary of State.

They own a £ 4 million mansion in Islington as well as a country house in Oxfordshire. Boris married his first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987. He married in 1993 with Marina, a QC. But a series of cases followed and Marina kicked him out twice, only to take him back.

The first time in 2004 was about his affair with writer Petronella Wyatt.

The second came six years later, when he was suspected of having a love child with art consultant Helen Macintyre.

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