Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds ‘almost split earlier this month’ after four rows in six weeks as friends say he is ‘yearning’ for reunion with his ex-wife
- One argument began when Boris Johnson, 55, arrived home later than expected
- Friend said past six weeks have been ‘testing’, with pair in a few ‘explosive’ rows
- Since news of row broke, pair have been unable to return to their London home
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds reportedly almost split up at the start of this month – and have had four arguments in just six weeks.
The Tory leadership favourite is even said to be ‘yearning’ for his second wife Marina, who threw him out last September over his philandering.
One spat between Boris and Carrie was said to have been caused after the potential prime minister, 55, arrived home later than expected.
The pair, who are believed to have started dating in September, shortly after Mr Johnson announced he was splitting from his wife of 25 years, have been living together in Camberwell, south east London.
On Friday, the couple got into a heated argument in which Miss Symonds, 31, shouted ‘get off me’ and ‘get out of my flat’ and neighbours called the police.
But the altercation isn’t the first time they’ve had an ‘explosive’ row – with one friend calling the past six weeks ‘especially testing’.
Another friend told the Mirror: ‘He is yearning for Marina and wistful and would like what he had before.
‘But there is no way on earth Marina would sanction any of that. She knows what Boris is feeling and Carrie probably knows what he’s feeling, too, which may explain their row’.
The pair, who are believed to have started dating in September, shortly after Mr Johnson announced he was splitting from his wife of 25 years Marina Wheeler, have been living together in Camberwell, south east London
The friend told the Sun: ‘They’ve had a series of corrosive arguments, with things obviously coming to a head on Thursday. But they very nearly split up at the start of the month.’
Yesterday, Mr Johnson bluntly refused to answer questions at Tory hustings about his torrid love life – something Jeremy Hunt jumped on.
The Foreign Secretary insisted he would not comment on Mr Johnson’s private life, but complained he was ‘refusing to have serious debate… refusing to be scrutinised’.
Mr Johnson’s refusal to put rumours to bed has drawn criticism from his allies, with one Tory MP and friend telling the Sun: ‘Boris and Carrie are fine. He should close it down by saying, “Rows happen but we are all OK”. But he won’t, of course.’
Boris and Marina married in 1993 before splitting in 2018. Divorce proceedings have begun
Since the row has hit the headlines, Miss Symonds and Mr Johnson have been unable to return to their £700,000 home.
Yesterday, anarchists perched themselves on the steps of Miss Symonds’ flat to protest against her lover and his party’s policies. Six Class War supporters shouted abuse and held up posters reading ‘f*** Boris, f*** the government’.
Camberwell residents have also shown their distaste at having Mr Johnson as their neighbour and posters mocking him were put up before Friday’s altercation.
Since the row has hit the headlines, Miss Symonds and Mr Johnson have been unable to return to their £700,000 home thanks to anarchists protesting outside (pictured)