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Michael Gove divorce

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MayBee70 Fri 02-Jul-21 18:12:31

So Michael Gove is getting divorced now. Surely he hasn’t been having an affair?

eazybee Fri 02-Jul-21 18:14:49


BlueBelle Fri 02-Jul-21 18:16:33

???you cannot be seriousssss

MaizieD Fri 02-Jul-21 18:18:50


???you cannot be seriousssss

What about? The affair or the divorce?

I saw an 'affair' hinted at at the time of Hancock's disgrace... I just can't imagine any woman even thinking of it, but...

MayBee70 Fri 02-Jul-21 18:26:47

It’ll cause problems with a future leadership bid won’t it.

vegansrock Fri 02-Jul-21 18:29:43

There seems to be a pattern here……..

MoorlandMooner Fri 02-Jul-21 18:30:26

They both seem like such nice people too.

Lucca Fri 02-Jul-21 18:30:44

On the news just now they said it was amicable and nobody else involved.

DillytheGardener Fri 02-Jul-21 18:35:42

Lucca I wonder if she was offered a generous divorce statement to keep silent about any affair? The oped she recently penned may have been a warning shot to Gove....

Gwyneth Fri 02-Jul-21 18:36:41

Sad they seemed like a really stable couple. It says no one else is involved and that they have just ‘drifted apart’.

MawBe Fri 02-Jul-21 18:38:16

I should regret the break up of any marriage particularly where there are children, but I also find them both very unlikable characters .

Recently, columnist Sarah said Matt Hancock’s affair with Gina Coladangelo was “entirely predictable” because marriages suffer when one partner works in politics.
She wrote: “The problem with the wife who has known you since way before you were king of the world is that she sees through your façade… She knows that, deep down inside, you are not the Master of the Universe you purport to be. “

She knew whereof she spoke.

varian Fri 02-Jul-21 18:44:49


It’ll cause problems with a future leadership bid won’t it.

Why?? It never caused a problem for Johnson.

Nanna58 Fri 02-Jul-21 18:45:36

Oh please , he can’t have had an affair, It was hard enough to imagine someone finding the gormless Matt Hancock irresistible, but Michael Gove??? No- it must just be an amicable split

BlueBelle Fri 02-Jul-21 18:47:52

No way can he have had an affair ohhh my eyes are bleeding

varian Fri 02-Jul-21 18:50:24

A few years ago I was helping with the teas at our village fair.

The Goves turned up. None of us had met them but we knew who they were and we knew they were friendly with a local Tory who had a holiday house nearby.

I am not a regular Daily Mail reader but I do sometimes look at mailonline and so I knew who Sarah Vine was.

I served her a cup of tea and she csnarled at me. I thought "there's a very unhappy woman"

varian Fri 02-Jul-21 18:51:29

she snarled at me, not whatever the typo was

grandMattie Fri 02-Jul-21 18:54:18

Power is a very strong aphrodisiac!
In her article, SV said that the spouse, usually the wife, doesn’t change while the person is in Westminster. Entirely predictable, but very sad for all concerned.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 02-Jul-21 18:56:37

There have been rumours. One wonders about the woman who is willing though???

Whitewavemark2 Fri 02-Jul-21 19:03:48

Vine has asked for privacy.

The utter hypocrisy of these people.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 02-Jul-21 19:06:14

Now that explains why Gove couldn’t take Hancock’s place as Health Secretary.

Grandmabatty Fri 02-Jul-21 19:10:09

On Mumsnet it implies that he has already left - and moved in with a male partner.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 02-Jul-21 19:15:15

God just how much more seedy can they get? They’ve broken just about every rule in the book.

Galaxy Fri 02-Jul-21 19:18:00

Steady. I love MN but sometimes they do overreach with their theories.

NotSpaghetti Fri 02-Jul-21 19:25:23

Can I just use this opportunity to post this from 2019...?

Hardly relevant to the divorce, obviously.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 02-Jul-21 19:26:07

Dianne Abbott is suggesting that he is getting it on with his male SPAD