British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, announced, Sunday, that they are expecting a second child after suffering a miscarriage at the start of this year.
Carrie Johnson announced that she is expecting their second child on her Instagram page, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage that left her “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,” Carrie wrote in a heartfelt post.
“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,” she affirmed.
On his part, the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, congratulated the couple.
“Congratulations to Carrie and Boris Johnson on the happy news that they’re expecting another child. I’m very sorry to hear of Carrie’s earlier miscarriage,” Starmer tweeted. “I’m sure that her speaking out will be of comfort to others. Every best wish to them both.”
The couple, who married in secret at Westminster Cathedral in May, had their son, Wilfred, in April 2020. Wilfred was born just weeks after the prime minister had left intensive care, where he was treated for Covid-19. One of Wilfred’s middle names, Nicholas, is in tribute to a doctor who treated Johnson.
The prime minister has always refused to say how many children he has in total. Apart from Wilfred, he is believed to be the father of at least five children with two women.
The 57-year-old has four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, whom he married in 1993 and from whom he was divorced in November 2020. He had a daughter with Helen Macintyre, an art consultant, in 2009.