Carrie Johnson gives birth to second baby—and it's a girl!

Carrie Johnson, Boris Johnson's wife, gives birth to second baby after heartbreaking baby loss

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Johnson, wife arrives to deliver his leader's keynote speech during the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central Convention Complex on October 6, 2021 in Manchester, England.
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Carrie Johnson's second baby, a little girl, has finally arrived. The news was announced in a statement from Downing Street.

News that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Johnson were expecting their second child was revealed in August 2021. 

An official statement released today said, "Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie have announced the birth of a healthy baby girl at a London hospital earlier today."

"Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support."


The new addition comes after Carrie Johnson admitted 'the worry is constant'—as she prepared for her second baby—owing to the miscarriage she suffered after Wilfred was born.

In August the PM's wife said she was hoping for a 'rainbow baby'—after being 'heartbroken' following the miscarriage.

A rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillborn, or neonatal death. The term was created to signify the arrival of something beautiful after a storm.

She wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post, "Hoping for our rainbow baby this Christmas. At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken. I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I've also felt like a bag of nerves."

How many children does Boris Johnson have?

The couple, who married earlier this year, welcomed their first child together Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson on April 29 last year. Although this is number two for Carrie, Boris has fathered several children. 

Throughout the years, the PM has avoided answering how many exactly he has, but Sky News (opens in new tab)reported earlier this year that in an interview he said he had six.

The British PM has four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler. As well as this he has a child, born in 2009, as a result of an extra-marital affair with art consultant Helen Macintyre.

Add the latest addition to the rabble and that makes seven!

On fatherhood, he told reporter Savannah Guthrie, "It's fantastic. It's a lot of work. It's a lot of work, I'll tell you that much, but I love it, I absolutely love it, and I want you to know I change a lot of nappies." 

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