Jennifer Arcuri claims Boris Johnson's wife almost caught them after they 'had sex on the sofa in his family home'

BORIS Johnson’s wife almost caught him having sex on the sofa with Jennifer Arcuri at his family home, she claimed last night.

The US businesswoman, 36, who says she had a steamy four-year affair with Johnson, said she left ten minutes before then-wife Marina returned home to the couple's £3.35million townhouse in North London.


Arcuri told the Sunday Mirror: “We were discussing some of the latest chapters from his book.

“He said, ‘I have a complete writer’s block. I need to figure what I’m trying to say but I want you to hear it. I really need you, baby, I really need you.’

“We moved on to reading Macbeth, which was a kind of foreplay routine we had. I said, ‘Let’s skip to the good stuff’. He said, ‘I love that about you, you just want to get to the good part.’

“After we made love… I felt conflicted being there in his family home and seeing him like this but I couldn’t help but love the feeling of being desired.”

Boris Johnson said his then wife, Marina Wheeler, a QC, was at work but she arrived home just minutes after Arcuri left.

Arcuri added: “If I’d have stayed 10 minutes more I would’ve been in the house when Marina got back. That’s not a great feeling.

“We slept together at his family home, and in some ways, it was fun, but it didn’t sit right. I realised this wouldn’t just be a one-off.”

Messages between Johnson and Arcuri are said to show Johnson texting her the address of the house in Islington, North London, before adding he wanted to “check the coast is gonna be clear”.

Arcuri then arrived to find Johnson planning a meal of cheesy pasta.

Having poured two glasses of red wine he realised he had to go to the corner shop to get some cheese, leaving Arcuri alone in the house.

During his absence, it’s claimed Arcuri snapped a selfie in his kitchen as a memento.


Arcuri though didn’t rate the future Prime Minister’s cooking skills, describing his culinary efforts as “soggy and limp,” adding he was “completely useless” in the kitchen.

She claims they had a four-year affair but by early 2016 she said she was beginning to feel increasingly uncomfortable with the situation.

The text messages, seen by the Mirror, are also said to show a message reminding him to empty the bins after she dumped her stockings in a kitchen bin.

She wrote: “When in kitchen, while cooking I took off my stockings and put them on side of kitchen island. Apologies in leaving something behind. To be certain, I would remove.”

The sofa romp wasn’t the only close call the pair experienced, it’s claimed.

In August 2015, they discovered they had both booked tickets to a Sunday matinee performance of Shakespeare’s Richard II at The Globe theatre.

Arcuri, who went with a male friend, spotted Johnson in the crowd with Marina.


While Arcuri avoided eye contact she used her friend as her “eyes” because she wouldn’t look at him.

Her friend even jokingly asked her was Johnson going to beat him up after.

After the performance Johnson is said to have sent Arcuri a message which read: “I kept seeing a gorgeous blonde at Shakespeare and thinking she looked familiar.”

When she asked if he enjoyed the show, he is said to have replied: “Immensely. Richard II pretty good too.”

Previously Arcuri revealed they had sex for the first time in her Shoreditch flat just before he sat next to Princess Anne at the opening of the 2012 London Paralympics.

She also claimed he could not keep his hands off her on their first date and their affair continued until 2016.

She said she would send him sexy pictures – some topless.

And Boris allegedly told her that one of them was “enough to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window”.

Arcuri was given access to events at three top-level trade missions even though her businesses did not meet the criteria for the trips.


The Independent Office for Police Conduct said there was no evidence he had committed the criminal offence of misconduct in public office but he could have breached the Nolan Principles of ethical standards.

The Greater London Authority oversight committee, chaired by Len Duval, is currently conducting an investigation.

Duvall said: “Our investigation will consider whether Boris Johnson conducted himself in a way that’s expected from anyone in that position. It’s important we get those answers, as Londoners deserve to have their politicians held accountable.”

Arcuri claims she and Johnson initially bonded over their mutual love of classic literature before they began sleeping together.

She admits she fell in love with Johnson but grew worried about the affair and the impact it might have on his family, if they were found out.

By the end of 2016 she was in a serious relationship with her now husband Matthew Hickey and was pregnant with their daughter.

She claims to have always been open with him about her affair with Johnson put added it was very hard on him when the news broke about her relationship with Johnson.

In a BBC interview with Andrew Marr, Johnson said he had acted with “full propriety” and denied he had an interest in Arcuri.

Johnson said in September 2019: “There was no interest to declare… let’s be -absolutely clear, I am very, very proud of everything that we did and certainly -everything that I did as mayor of London.”

Johnson split with Marina in 2018, shortly before news of his relationship with former Tory spin doctor Carrie Symonds, 33, became public.

Symonds gave birth to their son Wilfred last year.

No 10 declined to comment when approached by the Mirror.

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