The former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson is currently going through the process of divorce with Marina Wheeler, who he married 25 years ago.
In a joint personal statement issued through a family friend, the couple said that their separation occurred ‘several months ago’.
The announcement comes after it was revealed that the Conservative MP and his lawyer wife, both 54, were no longer living together.
In their statement, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Wheeler said: ‘Several months ago, after 25 years of marriage, we decided it was in our best interests to separate.
‘We have subsequently agreed to divorce and that process is underway.
‘As friends, we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead.
‘We will not be commenting further.’
Yesterday, The Sun claimed Mr. Johnson’s daughter Lara, a 25-year-old fashion journalist, was overheard telling friends he ‘is a selfish bastard’.
She added: ‘Mum is finished with him. She will never take him back now.’