Former politician Nigel Farage has been married to wife Kirsten following his failed marriage to his first wife, Gráinne Hayes, and has four children. Details.
Nigel Farage is the leader of the Brexit Party and has served as a MEP for South East England since 1999. He was the leader of UKIP from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2016.
Since leaving governance, Farage is currently the Honorary President of Reform UK and a presenter for GB News.
One of the shows he’s been on is I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, a British survival reality television show, that is broadcast on ITV.
He made his debut on the show and has wowed fans with some iconic scenes already, like, for example, a viral scene captures him gagging as he was forced to tuck into a sheep’s udder and cow’s teet while taking a trip to the jungle pizzeria.
The controversial figure is a family man, and when he is not busy with his work, he is mostly home to his family. He has been married for more than two decades to his wife, Kirsten Mehr, and has four children.
Here’s what we know about the love life and family of now television personality, Nigel Faragel.
Who is Nigel Farage married to?
Ex-politician-turned-TV personality, Nigel Farage has been married twice in his lifetime.
The names of his current and ex-spouses are former government bond broker Kirsten Farage and nurse Gráinne Hayes.
At age 24, he tied the knot with his first wife, Hayes. The couple were married for 9 years and were parents of two before they divorced.
Two years after his first ‘failed’ marriage, he moved on and got hitched to his second wife, Kirsten Mehr.
Farage and Kirsten married in 1999 and the pair, who have two children together, have since 2017 had a on-and-off. Kirsten claimed they had been living “separate lives” for years and he had moved out of the family home in Kent “a while ago”. It came after she was spotted without a wedding ring on.
She said in a statement: “My husband and I have lived separate lives for some years and he moved out of the family home a while ago. This is a situation that suits everyone and is not news to any of the people involved.”
A day after Kirsten released her statement, Nigel addressed her comments live on LBC, telling his listeners that “we all go through ups and downs”.
Farage, who has been splitting his time between the Kent family home and his London pad, said at the time: “Some of you will have seen press coverage over the last few days – and no doubt there’ll be more of it – about a few personal difficulties that I’ve had with my marriage and my family and my relationships.
“And I would just say this – all of us in our lives go through ups and downs and I regret the down that I’m in at the moment.”
Who is Kirsten Mehr, Nigel Farage’s current wife?
German-born Kirsten Mehr is originally from Hamburg.
She is politician and broadcaster Nigel Farage’s second wife and reportedly met him in Frankfurt in 1996.
Kirsten previously worked as a government bond broker.
She now lives in the family’s plush home in Kent.
In 2023, Farage signed up to take part in I’m A Celebrity.
Upon arriving in Australia, he admitted that he was expecting a “frosty” reception from his fellow campmates.
He told ITV: “What will be interesting is the perception the other campers will have of me.
“They will go in with their preconceived ideas and it might be a little bit frosty – we will just have to see.”
Who is Nigel Farage’s ex-wife Gráinne Hayes?
Gráinne Hayes was married to Farage between 1988 to 1999.
The Irish nurse met him in hospital in 1985 after he was admitted in his early 20s.
He had been hit by a car in Orpington, Kent, after a night out at the pub.
He sustained severe injuries and was told he may lose his leg and Hayes nursed him.
Does Nigel Farage have any children?
The former UKIP leader, 59, Nigel Farage, is a father of four.
The names of his children are Thomas, Samuel, Victoria, and Isabelle.
Farage shares his kids with his current and ex-spouse in all his two marriages.
He welcomed Thomas, (born 1991), and Samuel, (born 1989) with Gráinne Hayes.
The others were with Kirsten — Victoria , (born 2000), and Isabelle, (born 2005).