British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (57) and his second wife Carrie Symonds (33) are expecting their second child.

The British first lady

announced this on Instagram on Saturday,

according to



The message has since been deleted.

Symonds wrote, "We're hoping for a 'rainbow baby' this Christmas."

A rainbow baby is a term used, among other things, for children born after a miscarriage.

In the message she writes that it is an exciting time.

"At the beginning of the year I had a miscarriage that left me deeply saddened. I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again, but also incredibly nervous."

Symonds shares the news because she wants to support women who are having trouble conceiving.

“Fertility issues can be difficult,” she continues.

“Especially when on social media like Instagram it seems like everything is just going well. Personally, I found it comforting to hear from people who have also been through loss, so I hope sharing the story will help others in some way. can also help."

In 2020, Symonds and Johnson had a son together: Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. The Prime Minister has four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler. He also has an illegitimate daughter and according to the British press he would have fathered a child outside his marriage.