BUSINESSWOMAN Jennifer Arcuri appears to have finally admitted she had an affair with Boris Johnson.
In an interview with the Daily Mail the 35-year-old called Johnson a “jester of romance”, and spoke of how he cheated on then wife Marina Wheeler.
For some time there have been rumours of Johnson and Arcuri sneaking around, with the former London mayor going to her flat for “tech tutorials”.
Asked by the Mail if these rumours were true, Arcuri said: “I think that goes without saying. It’s pretty much out there.”
She went on: “At the time I cared for him very deeply, but I never used the L word. I wouldn’t have recognised being in love.”
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“There are romantic men and there are jesters of romance like Boris, and they’re not the same thing.”
Arcuri added: “My higher self, the woman I would be in the future, said, ‘This guy is not the one you’re supposed to have a family with.’ Boris wanted to drink wine, have sex, and be totally involved in politics.”
During the interview Arcuri also discussed Johnson’s “avalanches of passion”.
The Prime Minister avoided a criminal probe over Arcuri when the police watchdog found no evidence that he improperly influenced the payment of thousands of pounds of public money to her, or secured her place on foreign trade trips led by him.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) wrote in an 112-page report that Johnson should have declared an interest however, and his failure to do so could have amounted to a breach in the Greater London assembly’s code of conduct.
Michal Lockwood, the IOPC director general, said: “While there was no evidence that Mr Johnson influenced the payment of sponsorship monies or participation in trade missions, there was evidence to suggest that those officers making decisions about sponsorship monies and attendance on trade missions thought that there was a close relationship between Mr Johnson and Ms Arcuri, and this influenced their decision-making.”
In the new interview Arcuri said: “They claim I profited financially from my friendship with Boris … It’s not true.”