Jeremy Hunt: Everything we know about his wife Lucio Guo

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Jeremy Hunt is one of the richest British politicians and that achievement is greatly contributed by his wife.

The personal lives of politicians have long been a subject of public intrigue, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the individuals shaping the nation's policies. Among those who have captured the public's curiosity is Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. Just as Rishi Sunak's marriage has become a topic of discussion, Jeremy Hunt's family life, marriage, and background have also become a point of interest.

Jeremy Hunt wife Lucio Guo Bloomberg

PM Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, drew attention not only for his economic policies but also for his family life. Married to Akshata Murthy, the daughter of an Indian billionaire, Sunak is undoubtedly among the most bankable British politicians. The PM also has an impressive real estate portfolio.

Jeremy Hunt's wife hails from China

Jeremy Hunt's wife, Lucia, played a crucial role in his life and career. According to The Mirror, the couple first met at a Hotcourses event in Warwick in 2008, where Lucia, originally from Xi'an, China, was working to recruit Chinese students for Warwick University. Within a year, Jeremy proposed during a Christmas Eve walk, and they tied the knot in Lucia's hometown in China in 2009. The age gap between them is notable, with Jeremy being 56 and Lucia 44.

Lucia, born in Xi'an, China, moved to the UK before meeting Jeremy. Holding British citizenship, Lucia has been active in the media industry, regularly appearing on Sky TV's China Hour and hosting her show called Signature Flowers Of China.

While Lucia's current occupation is not explicitly mentioned, she has been a visible presence at Conservative Party events, supporting Jeremy throughout his political career. Jeremy Hunt's political journey has been marked by various roles, including Health Secretary, Foreign Secretary, and his current position as Chancellor, a role he assumed on October 14, 2022.

Jeremy Hunt wife Lucio Guo Max Mumby

Describing Lucia as a 'sparkler' in his and his family's life, Jeremy and his wife run a real estate business named Mare Pond Properties Ltd. Lucia has been a steadfast supporter of Jeremy's political ambitions and was even dubbed the 'secret weapon' in his 2019 failed party leadership campaign.

The couple has three children – Jack, 13, Anna, 11, and Eleanor, 8. Despite Jeremy's prominent political career, they prefer to keep their children out of the public eye.

The Hunts' business ventures

As per LBC, the Hunt family resides in Jeremy's constituency of Hambledon in South West Surrey. Additionally, they own a flat in Pimlico, South London, purchased for just under £1.7 million. The family's private life occasionally intersects with the public sphere, as the children reportedly engage in playdates with the Prime Minister's children next door at No 11 Downing Street.

Jeremy Hunt's political career

Born on November 1, 1966, Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt hails from Kennington, London. He is the eldest son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt. According to The Mirror, Jeremy's educational background includes attending Charterhouse School and Oxford University, where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics, earning a first-class honours degree.

Before entering politics, Jeremy taught English in Japan and co-founded 'Hotcourses,' an online education business that contributed significantly to his wealth. He successfully sold 'Hotcourses' for £14 million in 2017. Additionally, Jeremy and Lucia founded Mare Pond Properties Ltd, a luxury real estate company, which faced controversy over allegedly undeclared interests to Companies House.

Jeremy Hunt wife Lucio Guo Bloomberg

LBC reports that Jeremy's political career began in 2005 when he was elected as the MP for South West Surrey. He held various roles, including shadow minister for disabled people, cabinet secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport, and health secretary. His appointment as Chancellor in 2022 followed Rishi Sunak's departure from the role.

Jeremy Hunt's political journey has not been without controversy. In 2012, he faced calls to resign over his role in the BSkyB takeover. Despite these challenges, he has remained a prominent figure in British politics, contending for the position of Prime Minister in 2019 and making a recent bid in 2022.

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