Boris and Carrie’s £1.3million love nest

Boris and Carrie’s £1.3million love nest: Couple ‘put down roots together’ as they buy three-storey Victorian house in Camberwell

  • Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have bought a £1.3 million love nest together 
  • The couple completed on the property, after deciding to ‘put down roots’ 
  • It is understood that Ms Symonds, 31, wanted to get the house ready whether Mr Johnson is named PM on Tuesday or not 

Row: The Camberwell flat where Boris and Carrie clashed last month

Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds have bought a £1.3 million love nest together, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The couple completed on the property, close to Ms Symonds’ flat in south London, last week after deciding to ‘put down roots’ together a year after their romance was revealed.

On Friday she was seen moving furniture into the three-storey Victorian house in Camberwell with her mum Josephine Mcaffee as Boris, 55, reached the last few days of his campaign to become Prime Minister.

It is understood that Ms Symonds, 31, wanted to get the house ready whether he is named PM on Tuesday or not and that their purchase won’t stop her from moving into Number 10 with her boyfriend when the time is right for the pair of them.

Although their new home is less than three miles from Downing Street, they wanted to invest in their own property so they had a base – in case Boris doesn’t beat Jeremy Hunt next week, or if he does successfully win his bid, for when he is no longer PM.

Although their new home is less than three miles from Downing Street, they wanted to invest in their own property so they had a base – in case Boris doesn’t beat Jeremy Hunt next week, or if he does successfully win his bid, for when he is no longer PM

It is standard practice for PMs to have their own homes as well as live at Number 10. However, after splitting with wife of 25 years, Marina Wheeler, Boris hasn’t had his own property in London, instead she has remained at their £3.75million, Grade-II listed marital home in Islington, north London.

It is understood that Ms Symonds, 31, wanted to get the house ready whether he is named PM on Tuesday or not

There have been numerous rumours circulating that the pair had split following their row after Boris spilt red wine on his girlfriend’s sofa at her £675,000 flat where he also lived. During the row, the former PR executive was heard screaming ‘get off me’ at him.

After it emerged their staunch remainer neighbours Tom Penn and his wife Eve Leigh called the police after hearing and recording the bust up, Ms Symonds didn’t want to return to her home.

They latterly handed their taping to The Guardian newspaper, which sparked protests outside – and left Ms Symonds petrified to ever return there.

But they had already put the offer in on their new four bedroom home and were staying at a friend’s house while they waited to exchange contracts and move in together properly.

One source said: ‘This most definitely shows they are stronger than ever, and they are in this for the long haul. There have been lots of presumptions that all is not well between them but they couldn’t be further from the truth.

‘Like any other couple, they want their own place and they want a future together, things that have happened lately have brought them even closer together.

‘Carrie is an independent woman and she is very much still expected to carry on working at Oceana, in ocean conservation.’

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