How many children does Michael Gove have? | The Sun

MICHAEL Gove has held a number of positions over the course of his political career.

But how many children does he have and is he married? Here's everything you need to know.

How many children does Michael Gove have?

Michael Gove has two children.

He is the father of daughter Beatrice, and son William, who was born at Frimley Park Hospital in November 2004.

Is Michael Gove married?

Michael Gove was previously married to columnist Sarah Vine.

She married Gove in 2001 after first meeting in 1999.

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However, after two decades the pair announced that they were separating in July 2021.

At the time of their separation, a spokesperson for the couple said: ''Michael and Sarah have agreed to separate and they are in the process of finalising their divorce.

"They will continue to support their two children and they remain close friends.

"The family politely ask for privacy at this time and will not be providing any further comment."

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Michael Gove and Sarah Vine later finalised their divorce in January 2022.

The columnist later confirmed in an interview with Tatler that her ex-husband's political career played a huge role in the breakdown of their relationship.

She said: "Politics creates a toxic environment and puts immense pressure on families and marriages.

''That's really at the heart of why Michael and I are getting divorced."

Vine added: "It's not because we hate each other, it's because I can't look after my family and myself and be a wife of politics."

What positions has Michael Gove worked in?

During his political career, Gove has served in various cabinet positions under numerous Prime Ministers, including Cameron, May, Boris Johnson, and Rishi Sunak.

He has acted as the Secretary of State for Education, the Secretary of State for Justice, and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

As of September 2023, Gove is the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

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