Boris Johnson’s second divorce has been granted, leaving him free to plan his marriage to fiancee Carrie Symonds when the lock-in restrictions are relaxed.
Marina Wheeler, 55, shares four of the Prime Minister’s six children and asked for an absolute decree in February.
It is understood that this was granted before Mrs. Symonds gave birth to Mr. Johnson’s sixth child, Wilfred, last week.
Leading lawyer Wheeler filed for divorce last year after her separation from Johnson in 2018.
Based on Mr. Johnson’s estimated cash and assets, Ms. Wheeler could receive approximately £ 4 million from the divorce.
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds are free to plan their marriage after the relaxation of the coronavirus lock, the divorce of the PM is granted
Leading lawyer Wheeler filed for divorce last year after separating from Johnson in 2018
On February 18, she obtained permission from the Central Family Court in London to request an absolute decree.
The Mirror now understands that the documents were deposited “immediately” and the decree was published.
Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Wheeler had four children during their 27-year marriage – Lara Lettice, 26, Milo Arthur, 24, Cassia Peaches, 22 and Theodore Apollo, 20.
The Prime Minister also has a fifth child, an 11-year-old daughter, Stephanie, with art consultant Helen McIntyre.
He was previously married to the socialite Allegra Mostyn-Owen from 1987 to 1993.
Sonia Purnell, Mr. Johnson’s former Telegraph colleague and author of his biography Just Boris, said that his ex-wife had played a central role in his career as a pollster.
She told the Mirror: “Marina has been a very important and supportive figure in Boris’ career.
“She persuaded him to take the McPherson report on institutional racism in the police seriously.
“She persuaded him, as mayor of London, to be more liberal on issues like immigration.
“He owes him a great deal. She was a real stabilizing influence in her life. “
PM and partner revealed their new son’s full name under the name of Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson last week
Since Mrs. Wheeler and Mr. Johnson separated two years ago, she had surgery for cervical cancer last year and her mother Dip Singh died in February at the age of 87 years.
She said that her diagnosis of cancer made her appreciate the “value of keeping close to those you love and trust.”
A source close to the family told the Mirror, “Marina has gone through so much in the past two years. Fortunately, his family was very close and supportive, especially his sister Shirin.
“Marina was an equal in this marriage. There was a time when Boris seemed to have a real regret for putting his marriage in danger with his business.
Carrie Symonds (photo of March 9) revealed the names of her newborn son and of Boris Johnson as Wilfred, after the Prime Minister’s grandfather
The couple revealed the boy’s full name as Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, the name honoring Mr. Johnson’s paternal grandfather, Osman Wilfred Kemal (photo).
“Even though there is no doubt that she was extremely hurt by all of her betrayals, she would have no interest in getting in her way. She will want to take the next step in her life.
Johnson and Symonds announced that they were engaged on February 29, while announcing that they were going to have a baby early in the summer.
The couple’s first child, a son, was born on April 29.
Prime Minister and his partner revealed their new son’s full name under the name of Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson last week, the name paying homage to Johnson’s paternal grandfather, Osman Wilfred Kemal, and Lawrie a reference to Mrs. Symonds’ grandfather.
In a comforting Instagram post, Symonds said the middle name Nicholas was a tribute to two NHS doctors who saved Boris’ life last month after his battle with the coronavirus.
The legend was accompanied by a photograph in which the mother was first seen hugging her son tightly, who wore extraordinary full hair that was no different from that of his father.