Carrie Symonds Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Kids, Family, Biography and More


Full NameCaroline Louise Bevan Johnson [1]The Guardian
Other NameCarrie Johnson [2]The Guardian
ProfessionPolitical Activist & Conservationist
Famous ForBeing the wife of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 170 cm
in meters - 1.70 m
in feet and inches - 5' 7"
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Political PartyConservative Party (UK)
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 March 1988 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022)34 Years
BirthplaceLondon, England
Zodiac signPisces
HometownEast Sheen, London
SchoolGodolphin and Latymer School, London (1999-2006)
College/UniversityUniversity of Warwick, Coventry, England
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History of Arts and Theatre Studies (2009) [3]Carrie Symonds- LinkedIn
Religion/Religious ViewsCatholicism [4]The Irish Times
Food HabitVegan [5]Vegan Food and Living
AddressFlat above 11 Downing Street, City of Westminster, London [6]The Guardian
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. [7]The Guardian

• In August 2019, Carrie wanted to visit the United States for some work. However, her application for a visa for few days to go to the United States was blocked, giving the reason that she visited Somaliland, Horn of Africa, for five days. [8]

• 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 neighbourers, who concerned for her safety, called the police. The police authorities said that the fight did not need a 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. [9]The Straits Time

• 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. [10]Mirror

• 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 a 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 not remember anything except that she came home vomiting and laughing before passing out until 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 a successful judicial review of the decision. John was put to prison again due to her efforts. [11]Standard
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Harry Cole (British Political Journalist)
Carrie Symonds with Harry Cole
• Boris Johnson (2018-2021)
Carrie Symonds with Boris Johnson
Marriage Date29 May 2021
Marriage PlaceWestminster Cathedral, Church
Husband/SpouseBoris Johnson (2018)
ChildrenSon- Son- Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson (born on 29 April 2020 at University College Hospital in London)
Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson with their son
Daughter- Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson (born December 2021)
Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson
ParentsFather- Matthew Symonds (Journalist and Co-founder of The Independent newspaper)
Mother- Josephine Mcaffee (née Lawrence) (a former lawyer working for The Independent)
SiblingsShe has two half-siblings from her father's marriage.
Other RelativesPaternal 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)
Mother-in-law: Charlotte Johnson Wahl (British artist)
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)

Brother-in-law(s): Jo Johnson (British politician)
CocktailsNegroni, Fizz
TV ShowFleabag (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. [12]Mirror


Some Lesser Known Facts About Carrie Symonds

  • She enjoys birdwatching and became interested in it after visiting a puffin colony at Bempton in East Yorkshire. She also enjoys watching movies and TV and dancing in her spare time.
  • She likes to go out drinking with her friends and loves Negroni and Fizz cocktails. [13]Standard

    A picture of Carrie Symonds with a drink

    A picture of Carrie Symonds with a drink

  • She originally wanted to become an actress and auditioned for a role in the 2007 romantic war drama Atonement. After failing, she realized she wasn’t cut out for acting and instead came into communication.
  • After Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, he moved to 10 Downing Street with Carrie, they became the first unmarried couple to live in the Prime Minister’s official residence. She got the title of “First Girlfriend” after that. [14]The Irish Times
  • Carrie practices Catholicism and her son, Wilfred, was baptized into the Catholic Church. [15]The Irish Times
  • Since 2021, Carrie and Boris have resided above 11 Downing Street, City of Westminster, London. [16]The Guardian
    As director of communications for the Conservative Party, she earned £80,000 a year. After quitting her job, she received £20,000 compensation. [17]Mirror
  • She is an animal lover. In South Wales, Carrie and Boris adopted a fifteen-week-old Jack Russell mix puppy from an animal rescue charity. The pup was abandoned by puppy breeders and rescued by Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda. Later, Carrie and Boris adopted the puppy and named him Dilyn.

    Carrie Symonds with her pet, Dilyn

    Carrie Symonds with her pet, Dilyn

  • She follows a vegan diet and was named PETA’s Person of the Year in 2020. [18]Vegan Food and Living According to PETA,

Carrie Symonds is a fearless force for good when it comes to making the world a kinder place for animals. PETA is thrilled to honor him for using his platform to encourage people to spare a thought for our fellow animals with whom we share this planet.

  • In the honor of Boris’ and Carrie’s wedding, PETA gifted them a goose and named it Barrie which is a mix of the couple’s names. [19]PETA

    Barrie, the goose

    Barrie, the goose

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