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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds ‘almost split earlier this month’

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds ‘almost split earlier this month’ after four rows in six weeks – but friends insist they are now ‘fine’ and should shut down break-up rumours

  • 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
  • But another friend said the couple are ‘fine’ and should ‘shut down’ split rumours 
  • 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.

But friends of the the Tory leadership favourite claim the couple are ‘fine’ and have urged Mr Johnson to ‘shut down’ rumours they could break up.  

One spat between Boris and Carrie was said to have been caused after the potential prime minister, 55, arrived home later than expected.

Another friend of the politician has claimed he has been ‘yearning’ for his ex-wife Marina who threw him out over his philandering last year. 

Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds have been living together in Camberwell, south east London, after they started dating last September following Boris’ split from his wife of 25 years. 

They were pictured ‘looking smitten’ hand-in-hand and smiling in the Sussex countryside yesterday afternoon, undermining claims their relationship is in crisis. 

A friend of the couple has told MailOnline that claims they splitting up are smears and revealed the Tory leadership favourite, 55, intends to marry his girlfriend ‘as soon as the time is right’ after his divorce from second wife Marina goes through.

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

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have broken cover and looked happy and were holding hands in the Sussex countryside on Sunday

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have broken cover and looked happy and were holding hands in the Sussex countryside on Sunday

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. 

Boris and Carrie are seen together for first time since police row 

An onlooker said they looked smitten after a bust-up on Friday that saw the police called to the south London flat they've now been forced to flee after anarchists camped outside

An onlooker said they looked smitten after a bust-up on Friday that saw the police called to the south London flat they’ve now been forced to flee after anarchists camped outside

Today new and exclusive images of Boris and Carrie have emerged showing them hand-in-hand and smiling in the Sussex countryside yesterday afternoon, undermining claims their relationship is in crisis. 

A friend of the couple has told MailOnline that claims they splitting up are smears and revealed the Tory leadership favourite, 55, intends to marry his girlfriend ‘as soon as the time is right’ after his divorce from second wife Marina goes through. 

On Friday the couple were spoken to by police after a blazing row and have now been forced to flee their South London home after a gang of anarchists set up camp on their doorstep yelling abuse and slapping ‘f*** Boris’ stickers on the front door. 

A confidant told MailOnline: ‘There has been so much nonsense touted around about their relationship. The truth is that they love each other very much and want to get married as soon as the time is right. Boris only has eyes for Carrie and she is totally smitten with him’. 

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.’ 

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’.

A friend also 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.’

On Saturday 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’.

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.

Boris and Marina married in 1993 before splitting in 2018. Divorce proceedings have begun

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 thanks to anarchists protesting outside (pictured)

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)

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