Matt Hancock‘s osteopath wife Martha was photographed leaving home this morning as her husband was at the centre of a cheating scandal.
Mrs Hancock, 44, got into a car outside their house in North London as claims emerged of an alleged affair between the Health Secretary and his closest aide.
Pictures appeared to show Mr Hancock and lobbyist Gina Coladangelo, who was brought in as a taxpayer-funded advisor in March, kissing outside his office.
Mr Hancock met his future wife Martha Hoyer Millar while they were both students at Oxford University in the early 2000s, and they now have three children together.
Now Martha Hancock, they married in 2006 and live with their daughter and two sons in London and Little Thurlow, West Suffolk, the constituency he represents.
Matt Hancock’s wife Martha Hancock is photographed leaving home in London this morning
Mrs Hancock, an osteopath, got into a car outside their property in North London this morning
They are rarely seen in public together, but were photographed at Wembley Stadium in a corporate area for the England v Scotland match at Euro 2020 last Friday.
Mrs Hancock works as an osteopath and is believed to practice at a clinic in Notting Hill, West London.
Mrs Hancock married Mr Hancock in 2006
She is the granddaughter of Frederick Millar, 1st Baron Inchyra – a British diplomat and Ambassador to West Germany.
Mrs Hancock is also the great granddaughter of the 1st Viscount Camrose, a Welsh newspaper publisher.
Her father, Alastair Millar, was Secretary of The Pilgrim Trust between 1980 and 1996.
The trust is responsible for supplying grants, predominately to preservation projects for historically significant buildings or artifacts.
Nowadays, around £2million is divvied out by the trust each year.
The Hancocks do not let their children have social media, but Mr Hancock has been seen playing rugby with the boys in London parks during the pandemic.
When their third child was born in 2013, Mr Hancock did not get two weeks of paternity leave immediately.
But he later took a two-month break, including the MPs’ extended summer recess.
He said at the time: ‘I am taking paternity leave myself. It’s important to form a strong bond with your children.’
Mr and Mrs Hancock are rarely seen in public together, but were photographed at Wembley Stadium in a corporate area for the England v Scotland match at Euro 2020 last Friday
The Hancocks have kept their family life private, with Mrs Hancock pictured by her husband’s side on only a few occasions such as music awards events.
These included the NME Awards at Brixton Academy in South London in 2018 and the Brit Awards at The O2 one year earlier.
In an interview with the Financial Times in 2014, Mr Hancock revealed he spends the week in London and weekend in Newmarket.
He told the newspaper his ‘work-life balance is a challenge’, adding: ‘I pay a lot of attention to timetabling.
Mr Hancock and his wife Martha attend the NME Awards at Brixton Academy, London, in 2018
‘Both my professional and social and family time gets booked up a long way in advance and then you have to be strict about it.’
Mr Hancock was born in Chester where he went to the exclusive private school the King’s School.
He did his A-levels in maths, physics, computing and economics before doing computing at West Cheshire College.
Like numerous Conservative MPs before him, he studied PPE at Exeter College, Oxford – where he graduated with a first.
Mr and Mrs Hancock attend a summer drinks reception at Milbank Tower in June 2019
It was at the elite university that he realised he had dyslexia, which he only opened up about in recent years.
He later did an MPhil in economics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, before turning to politics in 1999 when he joined the Tories.
But before becoming an MP, Mr Hancock trained as a jockey. He won a race in his constituency town of Newmarket in 2012.
It comes as Mr Hancock is today at the centre of a cheating scandal after claims emerged of an alleged affair with his closest aide after pictures appeared to show them kissing passionately outside his office.
Mr and Mrs Hancock are seen in 2010 when he was Conservative candidate for West Suffolk
The Health Secretary, 42, was caught on camera in a passionate clinch with millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo.
The incident is alleged to have taken place in the corridor outside his office at the Department for Health’s headquarters in central London at around 3pm on May 6.
Communications director and lobbyist Mrs Coladangelo is a mother-of-three, whose husband Oliver Tress is the founder of clothing shop Oliver Bonas.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for the Health Secretary.
Mr Hancock and his wife at the Brit Awards in London in 2017, in a picture posed on Instagram
A friend of Mr Hancock’s reportedly told The Sun they had ‘no comment’ on the matter, but that ‘no rules’ had been breached.
But a Whitehall whistleblower told the newspaper it was ‘shocking that Mr Hancock was having an affair in the middle of a pandemic with an adviser and friend he used public money to hire’.
The alleged affair piles even more pressure on Mr Hancock, who was already reportedly battling for his job over his handling of the pandemic Dominic Cummings released WhatsApp messages from the PM that showed Mr Johnson branded him ‘f***ing useless’.