Boris Johnson has a chaotic romantic and marital history. Carrie Symonds is his third wife, and their son Wilfred is his sixth or seventh child, no one knows for sure. Think about that. The prime minister of an entire dang country has never confirmed how many children he actually fathered. Well, now BoJo is about to be a father for the seventh or eighth time (at least). Carrie announced her pregnancy on social media. She’s apparently far along enough to announce it, which means she was pregnant when she and Boris had their surprise pandemic wedding in late May, a little more than two months ago.
Carrie Johnson, the wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has announced the couple are expecting their second child in December. Carrie revealed she was pregnant and that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year in an Instagram post on Saturday.
“Hoping for our rainbow baby this Christmas,” she wrote, referring to a child which is born after a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. “At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken. I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves. Fertility issues can be really hard for many people, particularly when on platforms like Instagram it can look like everything is only ever going well. I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss so I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too.”
The couple already have a son, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, who was born in April last year. The baby was given the middle name Nicholas in honor of two doctors who treated Boris Johnson while he hospitalized by Covid-19.
Both Boris and Carrie battled Covid last spring. She was far along in her pregnancy when she battled Covid and she was reportedly in rough shape too, just not as bad as Boris (who was hospitalized for a time). If she’s due around Christmas, that means she got preg around what? Mid to late March. So she was probably two months pregnant for the May wedding. And she had a miscarriage after giving birth to Wilfred in April 2020? Man, she’s been through a lot in two years. She’s only 33 years old too. Good luck to her.
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