Boris Johnson & Carrie Symonds welcomed their son today in London

Boris Johnson and his pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds are seen leaving Westminster Abbey

Boris Johnson was hospitalized in early April for the coronavirus. He had been trying to take care of himself at his London home, with his pregnant partner Carrie Symonds, for several weeks at that point. Then he was hospitalized and was quickly put into intensive care. He was released on April 13th, and he was told to rest and fully recover at the prime minister’s country home, with Carrie in tow. Carrie also had the virus and she was quite sick too, but she didn’t need hospitalization apparently. And now just weeks after BoJo’s release, Carrie gave birth to a baby boy.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set for an unusually busy few months in office. The 55-year-old and his fiancée Carrie Symonds welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the “thrilled” couple has announced.

The child was born at a London hospital, the spokesperson said, adding that mother and baby are doing very well.

“The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team,” the spokesperson said.

[From CNN]

I’m really, really glad that Carrie and the baby are doing well. Most doctors have said that the virus hasn’t hugely affected pregnant women, fetuses or newborns all that often, although there is evidence that some babies are getting the virus, and obviously no one is immune. While I loathe BoJo, my heart really goes out to Carrie and everything she’s had to put up with in recent months. She was the one caring for Boris at home, and… um, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Boris was barely involved in her pregnancy or birth.

Guesses on the name? BoJo already has kids named Lara, Cassia, Theodore and Milo. My guesses for this baby’s name: Winston, Nathaniel, Oliver or Alistair. AlJo has a certain ring to it.

Boris Johnson and his pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds are seen leaving Westminster Abbey

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  1. TIFFANY says:

    My heart doesn’t go out to her. She is garbage and believes in those garbage policies. She knew who she was hitching her wagon too.

    Amazing that she got the best care from the same services and black and brown people she is trying to eliminate.

    • heygingersnaps says:

      My sentiments exactly.

    • Sarah says:

      Totally agree Tiffany. Carrie supports his policies. She also had an affair with Boris while he was still married and was jubilant when he was elected.
      We really need to stop giving a pass to those pretty white women who support those ass*oles. Ivanka, Melania, Carrie… They are all racist garbage. I only care about the innocent baby who is going to be raised by monsters.

    • Lara says:

      I find it interesting that she’s with Boris. The work she did in getting John Worboys (seriously read up on it) was incredible and I really can’t marry the two.

    • Vanden says:

      This x1000

      She was happy to have an affair with Johnson while his wife was getting treatment for cancer. They have had arguments which have worried neighbours enough to call the police. If he wasn’t a millionaire and part of the ‘Ol’ Boys Club’ social services might have been involved.

      He might be 24 years older but she’s a grown ass woman. And she’s trash.

      • Aria says:

        I thought I was the only one who get bad vibes from her. She is mean girl katie. DM loves carrie which says a lot.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I know of two WOC who have died after showing symptoms and calling the ambulance. In both cases they were refused hospital admission and were left to die at home.

      A nurse died after contracting Covid-19 whilst pregnant, the doctors couldn’t save her, but they managed to save the baby via caesarean.

      Yesterday we held a minute silence at work (over zoom) to remember front line workers who have died from Covid-19, and so many died alone at home; it’s so sad! I think there is going to be big increase in the death numbers once the pandemic passes over counting all these ‘missed’ deaths.

      • Resi says:

        An acquaintance of mine also died of Covid while pregnant and they got the baby via caesarean. A truely all around horrible situation for everyone involved. I’m very sad to hear that happened more than once.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Resi and Ruby_Woo, I’m so sorry. I also know of a pregnant mom who ended up in ICU. She made it through. I really worry about all of these babies who will still be infants when and if we get a second wave in the fall.

    • Rachael Prest says:

      Yesssssssss. This.

    • grumpy says:

      What policies are they? I’m not aware of any such policies. Are you British, do you even know what you are talking about or do you take all your political knowledge from a foreign celebrity gossip site?

      • Nic919 says:

        There was that herd immunity policy which failed pretty badly and now thousands more Britons are dead because of it.
        And the policy of trying to privatize the NHS which is the only thing keeping regular Britons from not dying in the same numbers as the Americans.

        Finally there is Brexit, which is disaster capitalism writ large and will only serve to enrich the Uber rich and the middle class and working class will be screwed.

        But sure, we only know gossip.

  2. Ali says:

    Congrats to Boris on his six or seventh child!

  3. heygingersnaps says:

    Some suggestions from the daily mash -

    King Boris Johnson
    People irrationally adore me as though I’m a member of the royal family rather than a worryingly incompetent politician with funny hair, and will want to treat my baby as the saviour of Great Britain. Might as well give him a suitably regal name for them to fawn over.

    Donald Junior Johnson
    Donald Trump is a wonderful role model and I know he’ll be touched by an homage like this. It might also help with those trade deals I need to get nailed down once the transition period is over.

    Daily Telegraph Johnson
    It’s traditional to name your children in tribute to those who have helped you get where you are today. In my case it’s a lunatic newspaper, but I think it has a wonderful ring to it.

    Levi Asher Johnson
    I’m desperate to be man of the people, despite the fact that I went to Eton and my middle name is ‘de Pfeffel’. Giving my son a populist moniker will make the public believe I’m one of them, even though I still secretly yearn to burn £50 notes in their faces for a laugh.

    Dominic Cummings Johnson
    He’s the shadowy puppet master behind everything else I do, so I might as well just call the kid this now and be done with it.

    • AnnaKist says:

      It won’t be King. That is banned as a name in Great Britain. Australia, New Zealand and possibly other commonwealth countries. Love your other suggestions, though!

      This is yet another pair of trash humans. Poor baby.

      • MeganBot2020 says:

        That’s a myth. Or rather, it’s semi-true for New Zealand, not true at all for the UK. I work as a tutor (in London) and I’ve had students named King before. There are no “banned” names here in the UK, the only official guidance is that if an individual registrar feels that a name is obscene/offensive, they can refuse to register it.

    • Bavarian says:

      hewill be named Winston I am so sure. Johnson is riding the Churchill-war-wave.

  4. M Narang says:

    Boris has 4 children with his second wife and perhaps 1-2 more when he had an affair so this baby could potentially be his 7th child. Btw he is still married to his 2nd wife. He also was arrested (not charged) for a domestic with Carrie. What I don’t understand is why any woman would have sex with him. I’m mean I don’t want to sound too shallow but LOOK AT HIM!

    • Tiffany says:

      He comes from a ton of money. That can make any man attractive to some people.

    • Aria says:

      Sadly, there are many woman who marry anything that breathes with tons of money.

    • TrixC says:

      I can’t stand him but I’ve met him and he does have a lot of charisma. That’s the main reason he got to be Prime Minister, honestly. He is also rich and well connected.

    • Veronica S. says:

      He’s wealthy and powerful. For some women, a seeded womb is just a well calculated investment risk.

    • Nic919 says:

      This is where Lainey would say “picture him on top of you” and then you can’t help but shudder.
      Money really does blind people.

  5. Lara says:

    Is it just me or was she pregnant for like a second??? I guess they delayed the announcement until he was officially divorced from his wife, who he left whilst she had cancer.

    • TrixC says:

      I’m sure I read previously that the baby was due in the summer. I’m guessing it was several weeks premature.

    • fabulousfunsteru says:

      Boris divorced his wife in February, announced his engagement in March, nearly died and became a father again all the while leading the country through a global pandemic – busy few months eh?

  6. Erinn says:

    I went to college with someone named Cassia – always thought that was a neat name. It’s the only time I’ve seen it before this article though.

    I could see her going for something like Nathaniel too, or Thomas or Alexander – something with nickname potential.

  7. Florence says:

    No1curr people are dying because of this assclown’s CONSTANT delays. He can go and play in traffic.

  8. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I find this couple very shady.

  9. RoyalBlue says:

    always trying to keep up with his friend Trump. offspring with three women.

    and presumably he isn’t sticking around to change nappies or stay up for the late night feedings.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    Living the dream on that blood money. I’d say gauche, but maybe I’m just not enough of a visionary to consider letting married men nearly twice my age blow their load in me a set investment plan for my financial future.

  11. Rhos says:

    I saw a headline about his daughter who bought Prada headband and was bragging about it on her instagram. Turns out, she is also an editor at a couple of major fashion magazines? I was looking at her, thinking, where would this person be if it wasn’t for her despicable father, the epitome of a privileged white male??

  12. RoyalBlue says:

    the Eton old boys’ club and being a freemason helped him get where he is. Carrie will suck up whatever Bojo is dishing out at the moment because power and money are aphrodisiacs.

  13. Ruby_Woo says:

    I don’t know much about this lady, but the contrast to how she is treated in the press compared to other women in the public e.g. Meghan when pregnant, is really startling.

    I don’t wish her or the baby ill, but she is going to cry A LOT of tears over this idiot.

  14. Sofia says:

    Wasn’t she due early Summer? For me I thought that meant June or something. Not end of April. It could be I’ve got the wrong definition of “early summer” or that the baby is premature

  15. Valerie says:

    Ew, lol. The only one I feel sorry for here is the kid.

  16. Mina_Esq says:

    Pandemic brain sidebar – I thought she was wearing Minnie Mouse ears in these photos.