Boris Johnson wants to get engaged to his ex-Tory spin doctor girlfriend Carrie Symonds but is 'desperate to avoid messing it up', it has been claimed.
After jetting off to Greece for New Year with his ex-Tory aide girlfriend, 54-year-old Johnson is now said to be 'totally loved' up.
And he is now reportedly planning on proposing to 30-year-old Carrie - despite being in the middle of a divorce from his second wife of 25 years, Marina.
Carrie Symonds (pictured), who is now a financial adviser at Bloomberg, has reportedly not met any of Johnson's children yet
The news comes just weeks after the politician (pictured in Dublin on Thursday) and Carrie Symonds, 30 were spotted by locals at a taverna in South Pelion, north of Athens
Johnson (pictured) is currently in the middle of a divorce from his second wife of 25 years, Marina
A friend of Johnson told The Sun: 'He wants to get engaged. He's completely in thrall to Carrie. Totally loved-up.
'It's sweet to see. He's like a puppy dog around her and very solicitous but desperate to avoid messing it up.'
Ms Symonds, who is now a financial adviser at Bloomberg, has reportedly not met any of Johnson's children yet.
Despite this, another friend of BoJo told The Sun just how strong their relationship is.
The said: 'Carrie has been the perfect girlfriend. Boris is no good when he’s on his own. He needs to go home to someone every night.'
The pair, pictured leaving the Conservative party Black and White Ball last year, is now said to be 'totally loved' up with his ex-Tory spin doctor girlfriend Carrie Symonds (left)
The news comes just weeks after the politician and Carrie Symonds, 30 were spotted by locals at a taverna in South Pelion, north of Athens.
The couple were reportedly staying at his father Stanley's holiday home, Villa Irene.
Ms Symonds was unknown to most of the public before her close friendship with Johnson came under the spotlight when he announced he and his wife were divorcing last week.
They first appeared to be romantically involved in September last year when they were seen together on dinner dates.
There were claims Miss Symonds - whose work has been praised by former colleagues - was forced out after becoming caught in the crossfire between Boris and Number 10.
Both are now reportedly living together and that Symonds calls Boris 'Bozzie Bear' - after Fozzie, the big, fluffy-haired Muppet.