MATT Hancock will try to turn his affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo into a proper relationship, her friends claim.
The ousted Health Secretary quit on his wife Martha last week after 15 years and is now understood to be living with his lover.
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Gina, 43, has called time on her own 12-year marriage with Oliver Tress after her affair was exposed.
Oliver, 54, the millionaire Oliver Bonas founder, is said to be “devastated” by the shock revelations, as family pals confirmed the split.
Gina was last seen loading her £70,000 Audi outside the pair’s £3.6million home just hours before news of her affair with boss Matt broke last Friday.
A neighbour in Wandsworth, South West London, said: “Gina and Matt are giving it a proper go and Olly was left reeling.
“They had lots of friends here so we are all trying to help look after Olly.”
The latest twist in the scandal came as Britain’s most senior lawyer declared The Sun was right to reveal cheating Hancock’s lockdown-breaking office clinch.
Asked if there was public interest in our scoop, Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland said: “In a nutshell, there was. I think it’s important those of us who help set the rules, adhere to them.”
Boris Johnson yesterday appeared to suggest he had sacked Mr Hancock.
The PM said: “I read the story on Friday and we’ve got a new Health Secretary in post on Saturday.
"I think that’s about the right pace to proceed in a pandemic.”
No10 later confirmed Mr Hancock had resigned.
Meanwhile, the Commons erupted in fury after ministers denied claims that the camera in Mr Hancock’s office had been planted.
Labour MP Chris Bryant said: “The Government is saying the camera was not covert. The Secretary of State knew it was there. If that’s true, he must be the stupidest man on Earth.”
No10 also dismissed wild claims the camera could have been planted by a hostile state and was being investigated by spooks.
Mr Johnson’s spokesman said: "I've seen a lot of reported speculation I don't recognise at all."
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