Michael Gove’s ex-wife Sarah Vine ‘grateful he is not Matt Hancock’


She claims her ex has acted like a ‘perfect gentleman’, unlike the MP who is currently on holiday with his mistress (Picture: Getty/PA)

Cheating Matt Hancock has been savaged for the way he left his wife Martha — with a Tory rival’s separated partner putting the boot in as he holidays with his mistress in the Swiss Alps.

Sarah Vine — divorcing Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove — said: ‘My ex and I have our differences but for one thing I am hugely grateful: he is not Matt Hancock.

‘However painful and complicated the unravelling of our marriage may be, he has at every turn behaved like a perfect gentleman. Which, it seems, is more than can be said of the former health secretary.’

Ms Vine said of photos of dad-of-three Mr Hancock, 42, with his lover Gina Coladangelo, 44, at their ski resort: ‘The pair have clearly failed to keep a low profile for the sake of Martha — who is suffering from long Covid, no doubt exacerbated by the stress — and their children.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Justice Secretary and prominent 'Vote Leave' campaigner Michael Gove (L) poses with his wife Sarah Vine (R) after voting in the European Union referendum at their local polling station in Kensington on June 23, 2016 in London, England. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to decide whether or not the country wishes to remain within the European Union. After a hard fought campaign from both REMAIN and LEAVE the vote is too close to call. A result on the referendum is expected on Friday morning. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Michael Gove and Sarah Vine announced their divorce in July (Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

‘It is, as so often with politicians, all about him,’ she wrote in her Mail On Sunday column.

‘In some ways, it’s the nature of the beast. It takes unshakeable self-belief to be a success in high-level politics, and even when he was a pipsqueak nobody, it was clear Hancock had the bearing and confidence of a Panzer.’

The lovers were exposed in June when The Sun ran CCTV images of the health secretary and the adviser he appointed kissing in his office, breaching his own social distancing rules.

The former health secretary is currently on holiday in the Swiss Alps with Gina Coladangelo (Picture: REUTERS)

While Martha did the school run in London last week, Mr Hancock and mother-of-three Ms Coladangelo drove to Switzerland for an £87-a-night stay in Villars-sur-Ollon, near Montreux.

Pictures showed him wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a face mask while Ms Coladangelo dressed casually in a denim jacket and black dress as they headed to dinner with friends.

The West Suffolk MP is said to be plotting a political comeback despite being forced to quit the cabinet.


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