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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0100
Businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has told for the first time how she fell in love with Boris Johnson during an affair she claims lasted four years
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usinesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has told for the first time how she fell in love with Boris Johnson during an affair she claims lasted four years.
The pair met when she lived in London and slept together at the Shoreditch flat where she had installed a pole dancer’s pole.
She told the Sunday Mirror they met up once a week at the height of the affair and said “I loved him, I adored him.”
Ms Arcuri, 35, said they had a mutual “physical and intellectual attraction”.
They shared a love of Shakespeare and she codenamed him Alexander the Great, a nod to his real first name Alexander.
She told the paper Mr Johnson loved her body and mind and “couldn’t keep his hands off me” on their first liaison.
Ms Arcuri said that the romance spanned from 2012 to 2016 during Mr Johnson’s second term as London Mayor when he was still married to ex wife Marina.
It was later revealed that Ms Arcuri was invited on taxpayer-funded foreign trade trips led by the then-mayor, sparking a political storm.
He spoke at a series of technology events organised by Ms Arcuri, who went on to receive £126,000 of taxpayer money in event sponsorships and grants.
The bulk, £100,000, came in a government grant in 2019.
She maintains she was invited on trade trips in her own right as a member of the London tech-scene “ecosystem”.
An investigation into the trips cleared Mr Johnson, 56, of any wrongdoing when claims of the affair first emerged.
Ms Arcuri said that she considered him a “cowardly wet noodle” for not standing by her when the row broke out.
She added: “We were in an intimate relationship for four years.
I loved him, and with good cause.
But the man I thought I knew doesn’t exist any more.”
Ms Arcuri claimed they first had sex in her Shoreditch flat hours before Mr Johnson sat between Marina and Princess Anne at the opening of the 2012 London Paralympics.
She revealed that he had to hunt for a stray sock before heading off to the event.
She also claimed he had to borrow £3.10 on their first date and later shrugged off concerns about kissing in public, saying: “This is my city, I don’t care.”
Ms Arcuri said Mr Johnson wined and dined her openly at a London restaurant, telling her: “I want to date you, you’re the only American I’ve ever fancied.”
He requested racy images of her and said one raunchy picture was “enough to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window”.
Ms Arcuri was a business student when she met Mr Johnson when he was speaking at an event in 2011.
She said: “He entered the room, his hair all dishevelled.
That’s when I saw the first real magic of Boris Johnson.
“He’d turn the whole room into a bunch of howling schoolgirls.
I made a beeline for the front of the line.
I said, ‘Hello, my name is Jennifer, if you didn’t know me, now you do’.”
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In an interview with the Sunday Mirror she said: “It does start with his eyes, and every one of his actions shows us exactly who he is.
Let’s stop pretending this is somebody else hiding behind.
“This is who he is and it’s about time we recognised that.
It breaks my heart because it’s not like I’m here to throw him under the bus.”
Businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri spoke for the first time about how she fell in love with the Prime Minister during a four-year affair, while he was Mayor of London.
The American businesswoman told the paper they first slept together hours before the opening of the 2012 London Paralympics.
She revealed they met up once a week at the height of the affair and that she “loved him”.
Arcuri said the affair lasted from 2012 to 2016 when Boris Johnson was married to now ex-wife Marina Wheeler, mother of their four children.
In 2019, Johnson became the first Prime Minister to move in to Number 10 with a girlfriend, former Conservative head of communications Carrie Symonds who, at 33, is 23 years his junior and now mother to their son Wilfred.
A biographer once described Johnson, who ruffles his dishevelled hair ahead of appearances as “one of the great flatterers of our times,” something Jennifer Arcuri echoes in her interview.
Johnson married Oxford University girlfriend Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987 when they were both 23, however she described their wedding day as “the end of the relationship, rather than the beginning”.
Their marriage lasted just five years and she agreed to a divorce in April 1993.
The two remained on good terms with Allegra saying: “He’s a better ex than husband.”
Just 12 days later Johnson wed Marina Wheeler, who was already pregnant with their first child, Lara Lettice, who was born five weeks later.
The couple had three more children – Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches and Theodore Apollo, all who are now in their 20s.
Barrister Marina and Johnson met at the European School in Brussels in the 1970s when his father Stanley worked at the European Commission.
Their marriage lasted 25 years before they parted in 2018.
While Johnson was editor at Spectator magazine, he is reported to have had a four-year relationship with journalist and staff member Petronella Wyatt, 52.
At the same time he was seeing another journalist, Anna Fazackerley, according to reports which she neither confirmed nor denied.
Arcuri said: “The truth is, with men – this isn’t to excuse them – you have to know the beast.
“This is who he is.
You’re never going to change him, you’re never going to make him want what you want just because you want it.”
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