Carrie Johnson will give a speech on LGBT rights at the Conservative Party conference next week, it has been revealed.
The Prime Minister’s wife, 33, has been named guest of honor at the party’s Pride reception in Manchester.
Ms Johnson, who is currently pregnant with her second child, is “a long-term ally,” said Elena Bunbury, chair of the LGBT+ Conservatives.
She said The times: ‘Carrie has always been a good sport for LGBT+ conservatives.
“She even reviewed our virtual lip-sync last conference. We are delighted that she will be joining us in person in Manchester this year.”
The LGBT+ event will be held in conjunction with Stonewall, a charity that has sparked controversy over a scheme for ‘diversity champions’ in government.
The speech is a rare occurrence for Ms Johnson, who rarely engages directly in politics, despite being a former Tory party communications director.
The communications director at the Aspinall Foundation, a wildlife charity, has previously lobbied for environmentalism.
Carrie Johnson (pictured), 33, has been named guest of honor at the Manchester party’s Pride reception
It comes after the prime minister finally admitted last week that he is the father of six children after years of speculation about how many children he had.
He told US TV it takes “a lot of hard work” to be a parent, before insisting on “changing a lot of diapers.”
M. Johnson is notoriously reluctant to discuss his often colorful private life, but lowered his vigilance on US television last week.
In an interview with NBC during his trip to New York, he first admitted to having six children – from three different relationships – although there has been some suggestion that there may be a seventh.
The Prime Minister has a son, Wilfred, with third wife Carrie and four with his second wife Marina Wheeler. He also has a daughter from a 2009 affair with journalist and art critic Helen Macintyre — though a 2013 lawsuit hinted there may be a second.
Boris has never given a figure on the size of his family before. On the Today show, he was asked if he was a father of six, to which he replied ‘yes’. Asked what it was like to father a young child while in power, he added: “It’s fantastic. It’s a lot of work, I can tell you that. But I love it, I absolutely love it. I change a lot of diapers.’
Ms Johnson (pictured), currently pregnant with her second child, is “a long-term ally” according to Elena Bunbury, chair of the LGBT+ Conservatives
The prime minister – who once dismissed reports of his cheating as “an inverted pyramid of piffle” – married Oxford University sweetheart Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987, but they divorced in 1993 after he cheated on her with Wheeler.
In 2004, his four-year affair with journalist and society author Petronella Wyatt, the daughter of Labor great Lord Wyatt, became public. She later shared how she had an abortion and had a miscarriage.
Mr Johnson was fired from his role as shadow arts secretary by then Tory leader Michael Howard for lying about the relationship.
The following year, he fathered a child with art consultant Helen Macintyre, but was reconciled with his then-wife again. They finally announced plans to divorce in 2019, after his relationship with Carrie came to light.
Boris Johnson’s second wife Marina was reportedly “crushed” and their four children “furious” over the news that he was set to have his first child with Carrie in March 2020.
Ms Wheeler divorced Mr Johnson after he threw him out in 2018 amid claims he was having an affair with Ms Symonds.
She would also be saddened that Boris got engaged and tried for a baby while they were divorcing.
Johnson is believed to have tried to personally tell their four children Lara Lettice, 26, Milo Arthur, 24, Cassia Peaches, 22, and Theodore Apollo, 20, that he and Carrie were having a baby, who was born later that year. .
The prime minister has a son, Wilfred (pictured), with third wife Carrie Johnson and four with his second wife Marina Wheeler. He also has a daughter from a 2009 affair with journalist and art critic Helen Macintyre — though a 2013 lawsuit indicated there may be a second.
But not all of his children reportedly showed up to their father’s announcement and are said to be “furious” thinking that Carrie and Boris got together after an affair.
Upon discovering he was dating Carrie, who is 24 years of Boris’ youngest, Lara told friends that he was a “selfish b*****d” and that all the children supported their mother during the divorce.
Boris had a fifth child from an affair with art consultant Helen Macintyre.
He initially denied being the father and even filed for a court order in 2013 to prevent her existence from becoming public. He lost, and the case also led to claims that there was another secret love child.
The confusion stemmed from the judgment that suggested he may have fathered two children as a result of the affair with Ms Macintyre.
It said, “What was material was that the father’s infidelity resulted in the conception of children on two occasions.”
Boris and Carrie’s announcement that they were getting engaged was made just 11 days after his divorce settlement with Marina Wheeler was agreed in court.
The couple were married for 27 years and have four children, with Mrs Wheeler – a successful lawyer – reportedly lining up to receive £4 million from her husband.