EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Boris Johnson is not the only member of his family to have coronavirus… his glamorous sister-in-law caught it too
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Boris Johnson is not the only member of his family to have coronavirus.
His glamorous sister-in-law, Gabriela Maia, reveals that she, too, has tested positive. And, just like Boris’ fiancee, Carrie Symonds, Gabriela is pregnant.
‘I am still recovering from the virus with some respiratory difficulties,’ says the 30-year-old, who is married to Boris’s financier half-brother, Max.
His glamorous sister-in-law, Gabriela Maia (pictured), reveals that she, too, has tested positive
This screengrab is taken from a video on the twitter feed of 10 Downing Street of Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he has tested positive for coronavirus
‘I am still recovering from the virus with some respiratory difficulties,’ says the 30-year-old, who is married to Boris’s financier half-brother, Max (pictured together)
‘I am OK now and I just feel so lucky to be alive and I pray that my baby is safe. My heart just melts for the ones who haven’t been so lucky. It’s really, really sad.’
Petronella goes to battle over pasta
The Prime Minister will be pleased that his former lover Petronella Wyatt is taking the pandemic so seriously.
The journalist and author has admitted to confronting a shopper for buying too much food.
‘I attacked a young man today for buying 14 packets of artisan pasta from a local deli,’ the 51-year-old daughter of Margaret Thatcher’s confidant Woodrow Wyatt discloses.
‘I followed him to his brand new Mercedes and slapped his face. He burst into tears. What a snowflake.’
SamCam hangs with her chicks
As canny families flock to buy chickens so they can be sure of a steady supply of eggs, Samantha Cameron reveals she and her husband, former Prime Minister David, have acquired chicks.
Samantha Cameron reveals she and her husband, former Prime Minister David, have acquired chicks
The fashion designer explains: ‘My daughter Flo persuaded us that she would be tormented in the potential lockdown by her older siblings and so needed chicks to hang out with as she couldn’t see any friends. We are all obsessed. They’re really adorable.’
What better way to help cooped up families bond!
The smart set’s talking about… horrors of home schooling
Home-schooling is leading to much wailing and gnashing of teeth in London’s most privileged corners.
Former ‘It girl’ Tamara Beckwith tells me that trying to teach her ten-year-old daughter, Violet, and her son, Vero, aged five, has proved humiliating so far.
‘Thanks to life without teachers our children are going to know how dumb we are,’ she jokes.
Tamara — who lives in Chelsea with her husband, the Italian property heir Giorgio Veroni — admits: ‘It took me five hours to learn how to set up the online school programming, because I’m not very technical.
‘But I persevered and, magically, it all sprang to life.’
This crisis is leading to some radical changes in people’s lives.
Acclaimed opera singer Joanna Harries has been forced to take a job stacking shelves at her local Co-op to make ends meet.
‘Working in a supermarket isn’t exactly what I was expecting to be doing,’ the mezzo-soprano tells me.
‘It’s really sad for all musicians that our work has suddenly had to be cancelled.’
She adds: ‘I can’t wait to sing live again. We are all going to appreciate the magic of making music together.’ Spillage in aisle two!
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