British politician Matt Hancock is in a serious relationship with Gina Coladangelo even after reportedly saying that they knew each other in May.
Rumours has it that the former British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has left both his wife and job.
Matt was pictured kissing and cuddling Gina in a breach of covid-19 restrictions.
He quit his ministerial role and apologised to his family after the scandal was revealed by The Sun.
He told his wife Martha he was leaving her on the night his affair was first revealed, it was reported.
According to The Sunday Times, she had no idea what was going on until he broke the news and announced their marriage was over.
Now a friend of Mr Hancock has revealed: “Matt and Gina are in love” adding the relationship started in May “but it is serious.”
However, others say the affair began up to six months ago and some even gently questioned the nature of their relationship in 2019, reports the Mail on Sunday.
However, it reports Gina insisted nothing was going on.
Allies insist the relationship was “more than a fling” and that he had become emotionally attached to her.
He has, however, reportedly told the PM the affair only began last month.
Hancock was recorded kissing his aide on May 6 – while hugging was still banned as part of pandemic restrictions.