Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler have announced that they have separated and going through the divorce process.
In a joint personal statement issued to the Press Association through a family friend, the couple said that their separation happened “several months ago”.
The announcement comes after The Sun revealed on its front page that the Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip and his wife, both 54, were no longer living 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 underway.
"As friends we will continue to support our four children in the years ahead. We will not be commenting further".
Mr Johnson resigned from the Cabinet in July over the Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan for Brexit.
Mr Johnson is currently the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.