Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler 'in process of divorcing'

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson and his lawyer wife Marina Wheeler have announced their separation.

A joint statement said they had parted some time ago and are now in the process of divorcing.

The couple, both 54, married in 1993 and they have four children together.

In their statement, Mr Johnson and Ms Wheeler said: “Several months ago, after 25 years of marriage, we decided it was in our best interests to separate.

“We have subsequently agreed to divorce and that process is under way.

“As friends we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead. We will not be commenting further”.

The announcement comes after The Sun revealed on its front page that the Conservative MP and former foreign secretary and his Ms Wheeler were no longer living together.