How many children does Boris Johnson have? | Politics | News

The Prime Minister is currently preparing to lead the Tories in his first round of local elections this year, with the British set to punish him at the polls for his role in partygate. But he will take a brief break today for the birthday of his eldest son Wilfred and Carrie Johnson, one of two children the couple have welcomed since entering Downing Street. Boris Johnson has a long and controversial relationship history which sometimes sparks questions from the general public, mainly around his children.

How many children does Boris Johnson have?

Mr Johnson married then-girlfriend Carrie in a secret post-lockdown ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in March 2021, his third marriage since 1987.

His first marriage was to Allegra Mostyn-Owen for six years from 1987 to 1993 and later to Marina Wheeler from 1993 to 2020.

Of his three wives, the Prime Minister welcomed children with two children and is said to have fathered another out of wedlock.

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Mr Johnson’s first child was Lara Lettice Johnson-Wheeler, who was born in 1993 before he married Ms Wheeler.

The couple had four children together, including Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches and Theodore Apollo Johnson.

Counting his two with Ms Johnson, Wilfred and Romy, the Prime Minister had six children with his wives.

He also welcomed another while he was married, but not with his then partners.

In 2010, reports emerged that Mr Johnson fathered a child with arts consultant Helen MacIntyre.

Ms MacIntyre gave birth to a daughter, Stephanie, in 2009 following an affair with the then Mayor of London.

The Prime Minister denied having children from any other extramarital relationship in a 2021 interview.

While dodging questions about his family life in media interviews, he broached the subject late last year when Ms Johnson was expecting the couple’s second child.


LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari pressed the Prime Minister on the matter ahead of the 2019 general election.

He asked how many children Mr Johnson had, to which he replied that people wanted to know “what plans [the Conservatives] to have”.

He added: “I love my kids very much, but they’re not running in this election, so I’m not going to comment.”

The Prime Minister gave a similar response, saying he would not ‘put them on the field in this election campaign’, when Mr Ferrari questioned whether he was ‘fully and completely involved in their whole life’.

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Edward L. Robinett