George Osbourne and his fiancee Thea Rogers are reportedly getting ready to welcome a new member to their burgeoning family. The couple already have a young son called Beau, who was born on July 15 last year. According to the Daily Mail’s Emily Prescott, the duo are now expecting their second child around the New Year.
They are said to be “thrilled” and “couldn’t be happier” at the news.
The former Chancellor has two other children from his previous marriage to Frances Howell.
However, in July 2019, they announced that they would be parting ways after 21 years of marriage.
Mr Osbourne, who has done a stint as editor at the Evening Standard, announced his engagement to Ms Rogers in April 2021.
He told The Times that he had “probably never been happier in my life”.
Ms Rogers, 40, used to work as his chief of staff and was credited with overhauling his image while he was Chancellor.
She is said to have improved his diet and wardrobe, as well as his haircut.
Mr Osbourne’s fiancee, who is half-French, initially studied Modern Languages and Philosophy at Oxford University, where she earned a first class degree.
She worked for the BBC as a Political Editor’s Producer and a Senior Producer on Newsnight.
She went on to work for the Treasury, first as Special Advisor to the Chancellor, before being promoted to Chief of Staff in 2015.
Ms Rogers left the Treasury for the corporate world, becoming a top executive at takeaway firm Deliveroo.
Since leaving the Evening Standard, Mr Osbourne has become a Chair of the British Museum.
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He told Channel 4 News: “You can’t just borrow your way to a low-tax economy.
“Fundamentally, the schizophrenia has to be resolved – you can’t have small-state taxes and big-state spending.
“The Cabinet has inherited the big-state spending from the Boris Johnson era and now it’s going for low-spending and small-state taxes.
“We haven’t yet heard from the Truss government about its attitude towards spending and intervention in the economy.”