George Osborne and Deliveroo executive Thea Rogers are expecting a baby to arrive in the summer
Thea Rogers will receive a mammoth pay cheque from Deliveroo this month, but she is expecting a much more important arrival than that this year… and it won’t be on the back of a moped.
I can reveal that the takeaway app executive, girlfriend of former Chancellor George Osborne, is pregnant and expecting the baby to arrive in the summer.
A friend of Thea and George confirmed to me that the couple ‘couldn’t be happier.’
Thea, a former Treasury aide who is said to be the brains behind the national living wage, will hit the jackpot when her food-to-go giant floats on the stock market, earning her millions this month. But the couple’s financial success will soon be dwarfed by the joy of a newborn baby.
Baby on the way: Thea Rogers with boyfriend George Osborne. She was his Chief of Staff when he was Chancellor and before that his special adviser
George, 49, former Evening Standard editor-in-chief, found love with Thea, 39, two years ago.
She was his Chief of Staff when he was Chancellor and before that his special adviser.
Soon after they got together he said of Thea: ‘I probably have never been happier in my life.’ That statement must have been rather a blow to George’s ex-wife of 21 years Frances, 52.
Thea, a willowy half-French brunette, was credited with overhauling George’s rather staid image while he was Chancellor, supposedly ‘metrosexualising’ him by improving his diet, making him lose weight and updating his wardrobe – not to mention getting him a fashionable haircut.
Now her boyfriend will have a another new lease of life with his third child on the way. His other children, Liberty and Luke, both by Frances, are 17 and 19. I can’t help but wonder whether – in that most modern of ways – a wedding might follow the arrival of the baby.
Thea, a former Treasury aide who is said to be the brains behind the national living wage, will hit the jackpot when her food-to-go giant floats on the stock market
But last night the couple’s friends remained tight-lipped and said that ‘neither of them will be saying anything more’.
Both Thea and George went to Oxford, though at different times due to their ten-year age gap. Thea won a first in modern languages and philosophy and her career has been illustrious ever since.
Recently she and George snapped up a £1.6 million Georgian home in Bruton, Somerset, where they are part of a chic and elite circle dubbed ‘The New Notting Hill Set’ which counts Ben Goldsmith as its ringleader.
George, an alumnus of Magdalen College, is a close friend of television judge Rob Rinder, and the pair go to fitness training centre Barry’s Bootcamp together.
I’m already taking bets on whether Rob will be asked to be a godfather.
George has had a charmed life of late. He had a windfall of his own last year when he sold his family home for £4.95 million, having bought it with Frances for just £1.85 million in 2006. The former Chancellor also has a £3 million chalet in the chic ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland.
Seems George, famous for juggling plenty of jobs, will soon be able to add ‘father to a newborn’ to his long list… again!
Kate Winslet pictured on set. ‘I don’t complain at all, I pride myself on being uncomplaining,’ she says
Kate dresses for success…
Kate Winslet, much like the Queen, says she never complains. But the costume designer on her new film Ammonite – about a fossil hunter in 1840s England – may disagree.
‘I don’t complain at all, I pride myself on being uncomplaining – my mother was the same,’ Kate, 45, says humbly.
‘The only thing I complained about was this chunky jumper my character had to wear that made me so boiling hot. In the end, I had the jumper without the sleeves.’
Kate then added: ‘I told the director, “I can’t wear a corset”. We had this little face-off and I just said no. There’s just no way.’
So Kate can be as firm as Her Majesty too!
If you thought your wallpaper was expensive, spare a thought for Viscount Stormont and his soon-to-be wife, Charlotte Clune, who face a bill of half a million pounds to repaper just one room.
The state drawing room silks – as they are called – at the Viscount’s family seat Scone Palace were damaged when they were hosed down after schoolgirls evacuated there during the war accidentally set the room on fire.
‘They’re going to have to be replaced, as they’re slowly starting to disintegrate,’ Lady Sophie Mansfield, the Viscount’s mother, explains. ‘It’s going to cost about £450,000.’ Of course, they could always get some woodchip from B&Q.
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