Carrie Symonds
Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson became the first unmarried couple to live together at Downing Street.
13 January 2021 03:01 PM

Carrie Johnson

13 January 2021

Overview

Carrie Johnson is best known for being the wife of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the mother of his young son, Wilfred. The couple are now expecting a second child together at the end of 2021. However, the Prime Minister’s wife has her own storied history in politics, conservatism and conservation.

Carrie Symonds

Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson became the first unmarried couple to live together at Downing Street.

How old is Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson was born in 1988. She was 31 years old when she first moved into 10 Downing Street with Boris Johnson.

Carrie Symonds – Things you may not know

Her father founded the Independent Newspaper
Carrie Symonds is the daughter of Matthew Symonds, one of the founders of the Independent newspaper.

Her grandfather was a Labour MEP
Carrie Symonds’ may be the partner of the current Conservative Prime Minister, but her paternal grandfather is the late John Beavan, one-time editor of the Daily Herald and later, during the 1970s, a Labour Party MEP.

She testified against John Warboys
Symonds revealed in an interview with the Telegraph that during her first year at Warwick University, she was given a lift by black cab rapist John Worboys.

After it was suggested that Worboys might be released from prison in 2018, Symonds waived her anonymity and spoke of her experience as one of Worboys’ targets. In November 2018, it was announced that Worboys would remain in prison.

The Little Otter
Carrie Johnson has a few nicknames, her Instagram handle is @apple_symonds, for one. However, Johnson has reportedly opted for the nickname ‘little otter’.

She went to the same school as Nigella Lawson
Symonds is a Londoner, and grew up in East Sheen, South West London, attending Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith. This is also the alma mater of Kate Beckinsale and Nigella Lawson.

Boris Johnson’s Wife

Carrie Symonds married Boris Johnson during a ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in May 2021. This being the first time that a sitting Prime Minister had become married for almost 200 years.

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