Who is Sajid Javid’s wife Laura King?

NEW Health Secretary Sajid Javid is a Lancashire born son of a bus driver .

He married his childhood sweetheart in 1997 and the couple have four children together.

A still from his campaign video in which he introduces himself and his background
Sajid Javid met Laura King at work when he was 18

Who is Sajid Javid’s wife Laura King?

Sajid Javid’s wife Laura King is a businesswoman and social activist.

She was born and raised in the UK and studied English and Political Affairs at university.

While Javid is not a practising Muslim, Laura is a church-going Christian.

She is responsible for his razored scalp after convincing him that “bald men look a lot sexier”.

Javid told the Telegraph that their family had no issue with their differing backgrounds.

He added that these days a mixed marriage is perfectly normal and testament to the open-minded country Britain has become.

When did Sajid Javid and Laura King marry?

The couple married in 1997.

Javid revealed in an interview with the FT how some people questioned his decision to marry Laura as “she’s white” and he should stick to his “own kind”.

The newlyweds had their honeymoon in Israel.

How did Sajid Javid and Laura King meet?

Javid first met Laura at work when he was 18.

Both were doing a summer job at Commercial Union in Bristol – with the new Health Secretary being trusted in the role of document stapler.

Javid recalls it being “love over a stapler” as they sat opposite each other. 

The pair have been inseparable ever since. 

Sajid Javid and wife Laura at his leadership bid launch event on June 12
Sajid Javid and wife Laura at his leadership bid launch event on June 12, 2019
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How many children do the couple have?

Javid and Laura have four children together – Sophia, Rania, Maya and Suli.

The family live in Fulham, London.

Despite the MP for Bromsgrove’s stellar rise in the world of politics, Javid has told how he guards time at home with his wife and children.

Their kids are all privately educated, with Javid telling the Daily Mail: “We do what’s best for them.”

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