Carrie Symonds Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Carrie Symonds Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Carrie Symonds is a British political figure and conservationist. She was born on March 17, 1988, in London, England. She is best known for being the partner of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom she began dating in 2018 while working as the Conservative Party’s head of communications.

Other Name Carrie Johnson [1]
Profession(s) Political Activist & Conservationist
Famous for Being the wife of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimetres– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Eye Colour Green
Hair Colour Blonde
Political Party Conservative Party (UK)

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Personal Life
Date of Birth 17 March 1988 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2021) 33 Years
Birthplace London, England
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality British
Hometown East Sheen, London
School Godolphin and Latymer School, London (1999-2006)
College/University The University of Warwick, Coventry, England

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Educational Qualification Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History of Arts and Theatre Studies (2009) [2]
Religion Catholicism [3]
Food Habit Vegan [4]
Address Flat above 11 Downing Street, City of Westminster, London [5]
Controversies • In January 2020, there were concerns in the United Kingdom that she had influenced the Prime Minister to pull the cull of badgers in Derbyshire as she had received briefs from badgers’ trust before the cull was pulled. The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) asserted that the government ignored scientific advice to continue the cull because of her. According to The Guardian, a judicial review was permitted to look into how the decision was reached. [6]

• In August 2019, Carrie wanted to visit the United States for some work. However, her application for a visa for a few days to go to the United States was blocked, given the reason that she visited Somaliland, the Horn of Africa, for five days. [7]
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• In June 2019, Carrie and Boris Johnson got into an argument in Carrie’s South London flat. Their neighbours could hear screaming, shouting, and even banging sounds. One of the neighbours, who was concerned for her safety, called the police. The police authorities said that the fight did not need police action. A neighbour, however, taped their argument and handed it to the media, which put questions on their strained relationship. The couple dismissed the incident as a romantic tiff. [8]

• In 2018, Carrie resigned from her post as Director of Communications of the Conservative Party. Rumours started to circulate that she was asked to leave by party chiefs because she mishandles the party expenses, and her performance was not up to the mark. Later, some of the party workers discarded the rumours as baseless. [9]

• In 2007, aged 19, when Carrie was going to home from King’s Road nightclub, she encountered a taxi driver, John Worboys, who offered her a ride. In the taxi, she was offered champagne, which was spiked. When she refused to drink it, he offered vodka instead, and she drank a little of it. According to Carrie, she couldn’t remember anything except that she came home vomiting and laughing before passing out at 3 pm the next day. In 2009, John Worboys was convicted of several rape cases, and at his trial, fourteen women testified against him; Carrie was one of them who waived her anonymity. Talking about it in an interview, she said,
“A sad, wicked man who is a danger to society. I feel so angry that he pleaded not guilty and made us go through the pain of giving evidence in court.”
In 2018, when news of John’s early release began circulating, she let go of her anonymity and campaigned against his release, fundraising for a successful judicial review of the decision. John was put to prison again due to her efforts. [10]

Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends • Harry Cole (British Political Journalist)
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• Boris Johnson (2018-2021)Carrie Symonds
Marriage Date 29 May 2021

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Marriage Place Westminster Cathedral, Church
Husband/Spouse Boris Johnson (2018)
Children Son– Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson (born on 29 April 2020 at University College Hospital in London)

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Parents Father– Matthew Symonds (Journalist and Co-founder of The Independent newspaper)
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Mother– Josephine Mcaffee (née Lawrence) (a former lawyer working for The Independent)Carrie Symonds
Siblings She has two half-siblings from her father’s marriage.
Other Relatives Paternal Grandfather: John Beavan (British Journalist)

Paternal Grandmother: Anne Symonds (English broadcaster on culture and politics for the BBC World Service)

Paternal Step-grandfather: Richard Symonds (English academic and civil servant)

Father-in-law: Stanley Johnson (British Author and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Wight and Hampshire East)
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Mother-in-law: Charlotte Johnson Wahl (British artist)
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Sister-in-law(s): Rachel Johnson (British journalist, television presenter, and author), Julia Johnson (English author and singer-songwriter), Amelia Gentleman (British Journalist and the wife of Jo Johnson)
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Brother-in-law(s): Jo Johnson (British politician)

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Favourite Things
Food Oysters
Cocktails Negroni, Fizz
TV Show Fleabag (2016)
Money Factor
Salary (as the Director of Communications of the Conservative Party) £80,000 a year; she received £20,000 for leaving her job. [11]


Some Lesser Known Facts About Carrie Symonds

  1. Symonds is a passionate environmentalist and has been involved in numerous conservation campaigns. She has worked as a communications adviser for various organizations, including the Ocean Conservation Trust and the Aspinall Foundation.
  2. Symonds is the first unmarried partner of a British Prime Minister to reside in Downing Street. She moved into the Prime Minister’s residence with Boris Johnson in July 2019.
  3. Symonds attended the University of Warwick, where she studied art history and theatre studies. She later worked as a press officer for the Conservative Party.
  4. In 2018, Symonds was appointed as the Conservative Party’s head of communications. She resigned from the position in 2019.
  5. Symonds has been an active supporter of various animal welfare campaigns. She is a patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and has been vocal in her support of issues such as banning fur imports and ending live animal exports.
  6. In 2019, Symonds was named one of Vogue’s “20 Most Influential Women” in Britain.
  7. Symonds and Boris Johnson welcomed their first child, a son named Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, in April 2020.
  8. Symonds is a keen runner and has completed several half-marathons. She has also taken part in charity runs, including the London Marathon.
  9. Symonds is known for her fashion sense and has been featured in various magazines for her style. She has been photographed wearing outfits from both high-end and high-street brands.
  10. Symonds has been open about her struggles with mental health and has spoken about the importance of seeking help and support. She has also shared her experiences of anxiety and panic attacks in the hope of helping others who may be going through similar issues.
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