Jennifer Arcuri for the first time has told how she fell in love with Boris Johnson during an affair she says lasted four years.
The businesswoman, who is 21 years younger, says they slept together at the flat where she had a pole dancer’s pole.
She says they met up once a week at the height of the affair, she sent arty topless pictures and admits: “I loved him. I adored him.”
Jennifer reveals a mutual “physical and intellectual attraction”. They shared a love of Shakespeare, she codenamed him Alexander the Great, and she says he loved her body and mind and “couldn’t keep his hands off me” on their first tryst.
But ultimately, she says, he was a “cowardly wet noodle” for not standing by her in the row over her presence on foreign trade trips.
Jennifer says her romance with PM Boris – who was Mayor of London at the time – lasted from 2012 to 2016.
It was his second term of office and he was married to now ex-wife Marina, mother of their four children.
Questions first surfaced two years ago when it was revealed Jennifer, 35, was allowed on three taxpayer-funded trade missions led by Boris, 56.
It was clear they were close but she has never confirmed they were lovers – until now.
Talking about s3x, Jennifer says: “We were in an intimate relationship for four years. I loved him, and with good cause. But the man I thought I knew doesn’t exist any more.”
Lifting the lid on the affair she says:
Boris wined and dined her openly at a London restaurant, telling her: “I want to date you, you’re the only American I’ve ever fancied.”
They first had s3x in her Shoreditch flat hours before he sat between Marina and Princess Anne at the opening of the 2012 London Paralympics.
Before he dashed off to the ceremony she had to hunt for a sock he lost in the throes of passion.
He requested racy images of her and said one raunchy picture was “enough to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window”.
They exchanged s3xual messages, sometimes while he was on mayoral duty.
He had to borrow £3.10 on their first date and later shrugged off concerns about kissing in public, saying: “This is my city, I don’t care.”
Jennifer reveals her astonishing story in an interview with the Sunday Mirror in her native America.
Her revelations are hugely significant, raising questions over public cash and whether Boris breached a code of conduct.
The Greater London Authority probe will examine whether he breached the Nolan Principles of Public Life.
It will examine whether he behaved with “honesty and integrity”, whether Jennifer was given “preferential treatment” and if there was any conflict of interest which should have been declared.
Boris spoke at a series of technology events organised by Jennifer, who went on to receive £126,000 of taxpayer money in event sponsorships and grants. The bulk, £100,000, came in a government grant in 2019.