Michael Gove divorce latest – Tory MP & Sarah Vine end 20-year marriage after 'drifting apart' but are 'close friends'

MICHAEL Gove is splitting from his wife Sarah Vine after 20 years of marriage.

The couple have “agreed to separate” and are “in the process of finalising their divorce”.

Friends said the pair had drifted apart and there was no one else involved in the split.

The pair married in 2001 and have two kids, Beatrice, 18, and William, 16.

A spokesperson for the couple said this evening: “Michael and Sarah have agreed to separate and they are in the process of finalising their divorce.They will continue to support their two children and they remain close friends.

"The family politely ask for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further comment."

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    MICHAEL GOVE AND SARAH VINE PICTURED TOGETHER

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    MIC DROP

    SARAH Vine is a newspaper columnist who has been married to Michael Gove for 20 years.

    But it has been revealed that the pair are in the process of finalising their divorce after deciding to split up.

    Read more here.

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    EXPLAINED: MICHAEL GOVE AND SARAH VINE HAVE CHILDREN?

    The couple share a son, William, and daughter, Beatrice.

    But Gove and his partner have decided to part ways

    Friends said the pair had drifted apart and there was no one else involved in the split.

    A spokesperson for the couple said this evening: “Michael and Sarah have agreed to separate and they are in the process of finalising their divorce.

    "They will continue to support their two children and they remain close friends. The family politely ask for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further comment."

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    GOVERNMENT MINISTER MICHAEL GOVE AND WIFE SARAH VINE TO SPLIT

    Senior Government minister Michael Gove and his journalist wife Sarah Vine are to split after almost twenty years of marriage, a joint spokesman for the couple said.

    The high-profile couple married in October 2001 but have decided to end their relationship and are "in the process of finalising their divorce".

    Their spokesman told the PA news agency: "Michael and Sarah have agreed to separate and they are in the process of finalising their divorce.

    "They will continue to support their two children and they remain close friends.

    "The family politely ask for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further comment."

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    EXPLAINED: WHO IS MICHAEL GOVE?

    Michael Gove was born in Edinburgh in 1967 and brought up in Aberdeen.

    Gove was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in Boris Johnson's new Cabinet two years ago. He worked as a journalist upon leaving Oxford university, writing for local and national newspapers and appearing on radio and TV.

    He worked at The Times, writing a weekly column for the newspaper. He has a son, William, and daughter, Beatrice. Gove was elected as an MP for Surrey Heath in 2005.

    He went on to become Secretary of State for Education in 2010, Chief Whip in 2014 and Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice in 2015, before he was dismissed by Theresa May.

    Following the 2017 General Election he was brought back with his appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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    GOVE IS SECOND CABINET MINISTER TO SPLIT FROM WIFE IN SPACE OF A WEEK

    It makes Mr Gove the second Cabinet minister to split from their partner in a week, after Matt Hancock left his wife Martha for aide Gina Coladangelo following the Sun’s revealing of their affair.

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    MICHAEL GOVE SAYS ANOTHER LOCKDOWN EXTENSION AFTER 19 JULY WOULD REQUIRE AN 'UNPRECEDENTED AND REMARKABLE' ALTERATION IN COVID

    Michael Gove says another lockdown extension after 19 July would require an ‘unprecedented and remarkable’ alteration in Covid

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    EXPLAINED: WHO IS COLUMNIST SARAH VINE?

    Ms Vine was born in April 1967, making her 54 years old.

    She is married to politician Michael Gove who was in the race to become Prime Minister before Boris Johnson took the role.

    According to her Twitter account, Ms Vine is an animal lover who is the "trustee of a charity which rescues puppies and dogs from all over the world and brings them to the UK for a better life".

    In 2013, Vine became a columnist for the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail.

    Some of her detailed accounts of her personal life have been controversial.

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    ‘CLIMBING THAT FAR UP WESMINSTER’S GREASY POLE CHANGES A PERSON’ SAYS MS VINE IN COLUMN

    Ms Vine wrote in her column: “Climbing that far up Westminster’s greasy pole changes a person. And when someone changes, they require something new from a partner.

    “Namely, someone who is as much a courtesan as a companion, one who understands their brilliance and, crucially, is personally invested in it. 

    “Not someone who thinks it’s all a monumental nuisance and wishes they would get a proper job that doesn’t involve people poking cameras in your face and commenting on your poor choice of footwear.

    “The problem with the wife who has known you since way before you were king of the world is that she sees through your facade.”

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    DIVORCE SPECULATION FUELLED BY MS VINE'S BOMBSHELL COLUMN

    Speculation that their marriage was over was fuelled by a bombshell column written last Sunday by Ms Vine in which she savaged Westminster husbands who are changed by politics.

    She hit out: "The problem with the wife who has known you since way before you were king of the world is that she sees through your facade."

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    SARAH VINE SAID TO HAVE BEEN IN WALES WITH CHILDREN AND FRIENDS

    Ms Vine is thought to have spent the past few days in Wales with children and some of their friends.

    In a podcast for Femail, released just yesterday, she spoke about how men let their “egos destroy their families”, but added: “I genuinely think that people have a right to live their own lives, however they want it, and should be allowed to make their own mistakes.”

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    MICHAEL GOVE SEEN LEAVING FAMILY HOME IN KENSINGTON WITH TWO SUITCASES – REPORTS

    The couple were spotted by neighbours leaving their house in Kensington at different times on Friday, The Daily Telegraph reported tonight.

    Mr Gove was carrying two heavy cases, which were loaded into his car, and Ms Vine loaded several into a grey SUV with her son, and left the house.

    One ovbserver told the paper: “It’s all very sad. In recent days they have come and gone separately, as if they live completely independent lives already.

    “I feel sorry for their children to be honest.”

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    MICHAEL GOVE AND WIFE IN FINAL STAGES OF ‘FINALISING DIVORCE’

    MICHAEL Gove is splitting from his wife Sarah Vine after 20 years of marriage.

    The couple have “agreed to separate” and are “in the process of finalising their divorce”.

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    MICHAEL GOVE AND SARAH VINE SEEN AS HUGELY INFLUENTIAL

    Mr Gove and Ms Vine are seen as hugely influential within the Conservative Party, with Ms Vine godmother to one of David Cameron's children.

    The two women are reported to have fallen out after Mr Gove's decision to back the Vote Leave campaign during the Brexit referendum.

    Mr Cameron was forced to resign after the UK voted to leave the EU.

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    SARAH VINE SPEAKS OUT ON MATT HANCOCK SCANDAL IN COLUMN

    In her Mail On Sunday column, she added: “Ministers are surrounded by people telling them how brilliant they are. Their departments treat them like feudal barons. Their every whim is treated as law. No one ever says No to them.

    “How can anyone be expected to put the bins out when they’ve just got home from a day saving the world? Domestic life can seem dull and dispiriting by comparison. And so, they begin to avoid it. It doesn’t take a huge leap of imagination to see how you can go from being happily married to the kind of person who gets caught so unfortunately on CCTV.”

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    GOVE IS SECOND CABINET MINISTER TO SPLIT FROM WIFE IN SPACE OF A WEEK

    It makes Mr Gove the second Cabinet minister to split from their partner in a week, after Matt Hancock left his wife Martha for aide Gina Coladangelo following the Sun’s revealing of their affair.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GOVERNMENT MINISTER MICHAEL GOVE AND WIFE SARAH VINE TO SPLIT

    Senior Government minister Michael Gove and his journalist wife Sarah Vine are to split after almost twenty years of marriage, a joint spokesman for the couple said.

    The high-profile couple married in October 2001 but have decided to end their relationship and are “in the process of finalising their divorce”.

    Their spokesman told the PA news agency: “Michael and Sarah have agreed to separate and they are in the process of finalising their divorce.

    “They will continue to support their two children and they remain close friends. The family politely ask for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further comment.”

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    MICHAEL GOVE AND SARAH VINE 'DRIFTED APART'

    A friend of the couple told the PA news agency that the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and his wife Sarah Vine had "drifted apart".

    "This is a difficult and sad decision for Michael and Sarah after 20 years of marriage," the friend said.

    "It is an entirely amicable separation and there is no-one else involved.

    "They have drifted apart over the past couple of years but they remain friends.

    "Their absolute priority is the children."

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    SARAH VINE TALKS ABOUT 'WHY MEN LET THEIR EGOS DESTROY THEIR FAMILY' HOURS BEFORE ANNOUNCING SPLIT WITH HUSBAND MICHAEL GOVE

    Sarah Vine talks about ‘why men let their egos destroy their family’ hours before announcing split with husband Michael Gove

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    MICHAEL AND SARAH DRIFTED APART SAYS FRIEND

    A friend of the couple told the PA news agency that the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and his wife Sarah Vine had “drifted apart”.

    “This is a difficult and sad decision for Michael and Sarah after 20 years of marriage,” the friend said.

    “It is an entirely amicable separation and there is no-one else involved.

    “They have drifted apart over the past couple of years but they remain friends.

    “Their absolute priority is the children.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: DO MICHAEL AND SARAH HAVE CHILDREN?

    The couple share a son, William, and daughter, Beatrice. But Gove and his partner have decided to part ways.

    Friends said the pair had drifted apart and there was no one else involved in the split.

    A spokesperson for the couple said this evening: “Michael and Sarah have agreed to separate and they are in the process of finalising their divorce.

    "They will continue to support their two children and they remain close friends.

    "The family politely ask for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further comment."

  • Joseph Gamp

    MICHAEL GOVE AND WIFE IN FINAL STAGES OF ‘FINALISING DIVORCE’

    MICHAEL Gove is splitting from his wife Sarah Vine after 20 years of marriage.

    The couple have “agreed to separate” and are “in the process of finalising their divorce”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MICHAEL GOVE AND SARAH VINE PICTURED TOGETHER

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHO IS MICHAEL GOVE'S WIFE SARAH VINE?

    Ms Vine was born in April 1967, making her 54 years old.

    She is married to politician Michael Gove who was in the race to become Prime Minister before Boris Johnson took the role.

    According to her Twitter account, Ms Vine is an animal lover who is the "trustee of a charity which rescues puppies and dogs from all over the world and brings them to the UK for a better life".

    In 2013, Vine became a columnist for the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail. Some of her detailed accounts of her personal life have been controversial.

    She is also godmother to former Prime Minister David Cameron's daughter Florence and has spoken of her "close friendship" with the former PM and his wife which included many family holidays together.

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    IS MICHAEL GOVE MARRIED?

    Michael Gove married Sarah Vine, a columnist for the Daily Mail, in 2001.

    She was believed to be influential in steering her husband's political career.

    Sarah came out in favour of Leave in the UK referendum on EU membership.

    But it has been revealed that the pair have decided to split up after 20 years of marriage.

    Friends said the pair had drifted apart and there was no one else involved in the split.

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