Marina Wheeler

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Marina Wheeler

Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Tenure (separated)
24 July 2019 – 2020
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byPhilip May
Succeeded byCarrie Symonds
Personal details
Born
Marina Claire Wheeler

(1964-08-18) 18 August 1964 (age 56)
West Berlin, West Germany
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)
Boris Johnson
(m. 1993; div. 2020)
Children4
FatherCharles Wheeler
EducationEuropean School, Brussels I
Alma materFitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Occupation

Marina Claire Wheeler QC (born 18 August 1964) is a British lawyer, writer and columnist. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2016.[1] She was married to incumbent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; however, during 2018 the couple separated and later divorced in 2020.

In September 2018, Johnson and Wheeler announced that they had separated "some time ago", following continuing allegations of marital infidelity against Johnson.[2] It was also announced that divorce proceedings had started.[3]

In July 2019, after Johnson became Prime Minister, Wheeler became the Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In August 2019, Wheeler revealed that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and is currently cancer-free.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "qcappointments.org". Archived from the original on 2019-08-13. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  2. Osborne, Samuel (7 September 2018). "Boris Johnson announces divorce from barrister Marina Wheeler after 25 years of marriage". The Independent. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. "Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and wife to divorce". Reuters.com. 2018-09-07. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  4. "I put off test that spotted my cervical cancer, says Boris Johnson's wife Marina Wheeler". The Times. 12 August 2019.