British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s divorce with his Indian-origin ex-wife Marina Wheeler has been finalized.

Johnson is the first British Prime Minister to divorce while in office in 250 years.

According to reports, the divorce papers filed by his ex-wife Wheeler earlier this year were granted recently.

The 55-year-old Johnson had announced his engagement with fiancee Carrie Symonds soon after the decree absolute was filed in February.

Symonds, 32, who moved into Downing Street with Johnson in July last year, gave birth to their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson last Wednesday.

Johnson’s divorce from Wheeler, his second wife, was finalised with the grant of the decree just before the birth of the baby on April 29, ‘Daily Mirror’ reported.

Wheeler, whose mother Dip Singh hailed from Punjab, is a barrister and columnist who has four grown up children with Johnson.

On February 18, she obtained permission from the Central Family Court in London to apply for a decree absolute, the legal document ending a marriage.
Wheeler, who has previously written about surviving cancer, is due to publish ‘The Lost Homestead’ about her mother, who married her father, BBC foreign correspondent Charles Wheeler, in 1962.

Johnson’s first marriage was to socialite Allegra Mostyn-Owen, between 1987 and 1993.

With his latest divorce, he has become the first British Prime Minister to divorce while in office since Augustus FitzRoy, the Duke of Grafton, back in 1769.


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