During interviews about her new book The Last, Marina Wheeler has been avoiding questions drawing her into talking about her ex-husband.
Boris Johnson`s ex-wife revealed her “traumatic” experience when her mother died of bowel cancer whilst she was also fighting the same disease for a couple of years and divorcing the prime minister after almost 25 years of marriage.
“There’s no getting away from the fact that it’s been a very traumatic and difficult couple of years. Divorce, cancer etc,” she told Good Morning Britain as she advertised her new book, The Last Homestead.
“Other people go through those things but all that happening in such a short space of time has been a great challenge.”
The 56-year-old lawyer said the three operations she had while fighting cervical cancer last year left her “puffed like a balloon”.
She had four children with Boris Johnson before their divorce. They reached a financial settlement on the divorce in February and in the same month, Ms Wheeler`s mother Dip Singh, died of bowel cancer.
Speaking to The Times she said: “This, for lots of reasons, is quite a pivotal moment in my life. My long marriage ended, my last two kids off at uni, my parents no longer around, the shifting around of places … I took time out from legal work and now am going back. I feel I’m free to pick how I spend my time in a way I haven’t been for decades.”