The former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler have confirmed to the public that they have separated.

In a joint statement, they said they are now in the process of divorcing, after the Sun newspaper revealed that the pair were splitting up 

The couple have been married for 25 years and said the decision was taken some months ago.

This comes days after Boris Johnson’s public attack of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy 

In a joint statement, he 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”.