Britain’s former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

Britain’s former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has revealed that he has separated from his wife and the couple is getting a divorce.

The 54-year-old, who quit his role in July in opposition to the government’s plan for Brexit, made the announcement after a front-page report in The Sun that the pair had split over his infidelity.

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“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 joint statement from Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler said.