Health Secretary & Gina Coladangelo pals since UNI before she scored health gig


FORMER Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo have been friends since university, it has been reported.

On Friday The Sun revealed that Hancock cheated on his wife with Gina, 43, who he hired last year with taxpayers’ money, as Covid gripped Britain.

GINA Coladangelo is to step down from her £15,000 position on the board of the Department for Health and Social Care following Matt Hancock’s resignation.

Hancock was seen kissing her in video footage at the Department of Health’s London HQ during office hours last month as the mutant strain began spreading.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Hancock told his wife he was leaving her on the night his affair was revealed.

According to The Sunday Times, she had no idea her husband was having an affair until he broke the news and announced that their marriage was over.

In his resignation statement released today, Hancock wrote how he wanted to “reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this” but did not mention his wife.

Read our Matt Hancock blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • MATT HANCOCK’S WIFE MARTHA SHOWS OFF WEDDING RING AS SHE STEPS OUTSIDE HER HOME AFTER HANCOCK AFFAIR AGONY

    Matt Hancock’s wife is still wearing her wedding ring as she put on a smile outside her home following her husband’s bombshell affair.

    Martha Hancock, who has been married to the Health Secretary for 15 years, was seen out walking this morning – after yesterday’s explosive news.

    And yesterday, Mr Hancock apologised for his actions, saying: “I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances.

    “I have let people down and am very sorry.

    “I remain focused on working to get the country out of this pandemic, and would be grateful for privacy for my family on this personal matter.”

  • ‘YOU CAN TALK’

    Matt Hancock skewered Professor Lockdown Neil Ferguson for his affair during Covid – just a year before his own.

    The Health Secretary stressed the importance of social distancing and criticised the professor’s “extraordinary” behaviour during the first lockdown – but Hancock has now broken the rules himself.

    In the clip from May 2020, the Health Secretary condemns the actions of  Neil Ferguson – who broke Covid rules to meet his married mistress Antonia Staats.

    Mr Hancock said he was left “speechless” by Prof Ferguson’s “extraordinary” behaviour, and said it had been right for him to resign as a government Sage adviser.

    Matt Hancock said on Sky News at the time: “The social distancing rules are there for everyone, they’re incredibly important and they’re deadly serious. 

    “And the reason is they are the means by which we’ve managed to get control of this virus.”

  • MATT HANCOCK’S WIFE MARTHA STILL WEARING WEDDING RING YESTERDAY AS SHE WAS SPOTTED FOR SECOND TIME

    Martha Hancock, who has been married to the Health Secretary for 15 years, was seen walking with her dog yesterday morning – hours after the bombshell news.

    Now she has been seen leaving the family’s London home once again and still sporting dark sunglasses and her wedding ring.

    Mrs Hancock put on a brave face as she clutched her mobile phone and a set of car keys before driving off.

    She gave a half-smile as she stepped out in dark sunglasses this morning after The Sun exposed her husband’s affair last night.

    Mr Hancock cheated on his wife with Gina Coladangelo, 43, who he hired last year with taxpayers’ money, as Covid gripped Britain.

  • MATT HANCOCK ADMITS ‘I’VE BREACHED SOCIAL DISTANCING’ BUT DOESN’T APOLOGISE TO WIFE AS HE BREAKS SILENCE OVER AFFAIR

    Matt Hancock has today broken his silence to admit he “breached social distancing rules” – but failed to apologise to his wife of 15 years after his explosive affair was revealed by The Sun.

    The Health Secretary, 42, refused to resign and instead said he “has let people down and is very sorry” as he faces calls to be sacked by Boris Johnson for his brazen steamy clinch in Whitehall.

    CCTV images published this morning showed him passionately kissing his aide – with the dad-of-three shamelessly asking for “privacy on this personal matter” just hours later.

    And he admitted he had “broken social distancing rules” after lecturing the country on coronavirus regulations throughout the pandemic.

    In his very short statement, in which he failed to apologise to his wife or acknowledge his behaviour, he said: “I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances.

    “I have let people down and am very sorry. I remain focused on working to get the country out of this pandemic, and would be grateful for privacy for my family on this personal matter.”

  • MATT HANCOCK FACES CALLS TO BE SACKED OVER SHOCKING AFFAIR SCANDAL AS HE SCRAPS PUBLIC VISIT

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock has scrapped a public appearance today as he bunkered down following The Sun’s bombshell revelations of a shameful affair with his close adviser.

    Hancock is fighting for his job after facing calls to be sacked over the shameful affair scandal.

    He was supposed to attend a vaccination centre at Newmarket in his Suffolk constituency today but trip would have been undoubtedly overshadowed by mounting questions of him snogging top adviser Gina Coladangelo.

    And this afternoon, Mr Hancock apologised for his actions, saying: “I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances.

    “I have let people down and am very sorry.

    “I remain focused on working to get the country out of this pandemic, and would be grateful for privacy for my family on this personal matter.”

  • SLAP IN THE FACE

    Grieving families who have lost loved ones to coronavirus have written to the Prime Minister after he refused to sack Matt Hancock in the wake of his secret affair being exposed.

    Bereaved Brits have slammed Boris Johnson’s decision to keep the Health Secretary as a “slap in the face” to the thousands of families of Covid victims.

    Despite preaching the importance of social distancing and lockdown rules during the pandemic, the father-of-three cheated on his wife with his closest aide Gina Coladangelo, 43, who he hired last year with taxpayers’ money.

    But Hannah Brady, who lost her father Shaun, 55, to the virus, has hit out at Mr Hancock and said he “has treated bereaved families with contempt”.

    She believes the 42-year-old should have already been struck off for his failures and is infuriated that the PM “considers the matter closed”.

  • WIFE OF 15 YEARS

    During the pandemic, the office has provided the backdrop to his Zoom appearances on TV — including the Andrew Marr Show.

    Mr Hancock is seen checking the corridor is clear before closing the door and then leaning on it to ensure he cannot be disturbed.

    Ms Coladangelo then walks towards him and the pair begin their passionate embrace.

    According to a whistleblower, who used to work at the department, the pair have regularly been caught in clinches together.

  • MATT HANCOCK’S MISTRESS GINA COLADANGELO REVEALS HE FIBBED ON STUDENT RADIO LAST YEAR

    Coladangelo went on to reveal how Hancock had told a “white lie” about watching a rugby match at Twickenham when in reality he was watching the game in a pub.

    She said: “He got one of these special tickets to go and sit in the press box with all the other serious journalists at Twickenham to watch a big match.

    “I think it was Australia vs England.

    “He actually overslept and hot-footed it to the train but didn’t make it back to Twickenham from Oxford in time so Matt had to get off the train at Reading, find a pub, watch the first half and then go to phone box outside and report in.

    “So he told a white lie, pretended he was at Twickenham watching the rugby when in fact he was in a pub in Reading.

    “Successfully, no one ever found out.”

  • GINA COLADANGELO’S DAD CALLS HER A ‘WONDERFUL WOMAN’ AFTER SHOCK AFFAIR WITH HEALTH SECRETARY MATT HANCOCK

    Gina Coladangelo’s dad has defended his daughter as she was seen going into hiding after her affair with Matt Hancock was exposed.

    The married mum-of-three, 43, was caught on CCTV in a steamy clinch with the Health Secretary on May 6, which was revealed by The Sun.

    Gina’s dad, Rino Coladangelo, 70, is a millionaire businessman who is the boss of the international pharmaceutical company Rephine.

    Approached by the MailOnline, he declined to comment except to say: “My daughter is a wonderful woman.”

    The Health Secretary’s mistress was spotted loading bags into her car hours after learning her affair would be exposed.

  • SERIOUS QUESTIONS REMAIN OVER COLADANGELO APPOINTMENT

    Serious questions also remain about whether married Mr Hancock should have hired his millionaire lobbyist Ms Coladangelo for the £15,000-a-year job.

    But as of this morning Boris Johnson was sticking with his Health Secretary, with the Government line insisting it was a “private matter”.

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he “absolutely” had confidence in his Cabinet colleague.

    He told Times Radio: “We don’t live in a world where the responsibilities of public work and what somebody has done in their private life are one and the same thing.

    “We’re living in the 21st century and how people live their private lives is a private business.”

  • EXPLOSIVE AFFAIR

    Mr Hancock was seen kissing her at the Department of Health’s London HQ during office hours last month as the mutant strain began spreading.

    Matt Hancock married his wife Martha, an osteopath, in 2006 and the pair have three children together.

    The couple lives in Little Thurlow in his West Suffolk constituency with their one daughter and three sons.

    A Whitehall whistleblower told The Sun it was “shocking that Mr Hancock was having an affair in the middle of a pandemic with an adviser and friend he used public money to hire”.

    Last night, a friend of the Health Secretary said: “He has no comment on personal matters. No rules have been broken.”

  • MATT HANCOCK’S WIFE MARTHA STILL WEARING WEDDING RING AS SHE’S SPOTTED FOR SECOND TIME

    Martha Hancock, who has been married to the Health Secretary for 15 years, was seen walking with her dog this morning – hours after the bombshell news.

    Now she has been seen leaving the family’s London home once again and still sporting dark sunglasses and her wedding ring.

    Mrs Hancock put on a brave face as she clutched her mobile phone and a set of car keys before driving off.

    She gave a half-smile as she stepped out in dark sunglasses this morning after The Sun exposed her husband’s affair last night.

    Mr Hancock cheated on his wife with Gina Coladangelo, 43, who he hired last year with taxpayers’ money, as Covid gripped Britain.

  • POLICE WILL NOT INVESTIGATE HANCOCK

    Police say retrospective investigation into UK Health Secretary Hancock’s coronavirus breach will not be pursued.

    Met police, asked about Matt Hancock’s alleged Covid breach, says it will not investigate retrospectively: “We will focus on those (breaches) that are live, or where police action can enable a change to behaviour that is posing a current public health risk”

  • WHERE WAS MATT HANCOCK AND GINA COLADANGELO KISSING VIDEO FILMED?

    Mr Hancock has been married to his wife Martha, who was seen wearing her wedding ring, for 15 years.

    But the 42-year-old has been filmed kissing the millionaire lobbyist during office hours.

    The video was taken inside of his ninth-floor office at the Department of Health building.

    This is the same place that has provided the backdrop to several of his zoom appearances on TV.

    And the office where the tryst happened is where Mr Hancock famously hangs his Damien Hirst portrait of the Queen.

  • ‘THEY’RE IN LOVE’

    Matt Hancock is said to be “serious” about lover Gina Coladangelo – despite reportedly saying their romance only started in May.

    The claims come as he left both his wife and job after pictures emerged of him kissing and cuddling the aide in a breach of coronavirus restrictions.

    The Health Secretary quit his ministerial role and apologised to his family after the scandal was revealed by The Sun.

    He told wife Martha he was leaving her on the night his affair was first revealed, it was reported.

    According to The Sunday Times, she had no idea what was going on until he broke the news and announced their marriage was over.

    Now a friend of Mr Hancock has revealed: “Matt and Gina are in love” adding the relationship started in May “but it is serious.” 

  • AF-FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR?

    Gina Coladangelo is to leave the Department of Health after her affair with Matt Hancock was revealed.

    In November it emerged he had quietly given her a job as an adviser before handing her a £15,000-a-year role in his department.

    Hancock faced mounting pressure to quit after being filmed in a passionate embrace when Covid social distancing rules forbade such contact.

    Soon after he went, the BBC reported that Coladangelo was also quitting.

    More on the story here.

  • EMAIL PROBE

    Matt Hancock is facing an investigation after using his personal email to negotiate multi-million pound PPE contracts during the pandemic, it has been revealed.

    Since March 2020, the former Health Secretary has been using a private email account to conduct government business.

    In documents obtained by The Sunday Times, it states that Mr Hancock routinely used his own email for PPE contracts and setting up the £37 billion Test and Trace programme.

    The revelation of the secret account appears in minutes of a December meeting between two senior officials at the Department of Health and Social Care.

    More on the story here.

  • ‘MASSIVE FAILURE’

    Labour leader Keir Starmer has blasted Boris Johnson for not sacking Matt Hancock after footage of his romantic clinch with a senior aide in his office was published by The Sun.

    Sir Kier asked why he was not sacked and allowed instead to resign. 

    He tweeted: “Matt Hancock is right to resign. 

    “But Boris Johnson should have sacked him.”

  • NEED A HAN OUT

    Twitter has exploded with humorous memes poking fun at Matt Hancock’s resignation and showing a ‘crying’ MP joining the Job Centre queue.

    Moments after he quit as Health Secretary, creative types on the social media platform even suggested he might join Love Island.

    The beleaguered minister has tonight quit after shocking footage of his clinch with a senior aide at work was published by The Sun.

    The Health Minister resigned from his high-profile government post in the wake of mounting pressure from colleagues within the Conservative party over the steamy kiss between him and Gina Coladangelo.

    More on the story here.

  • ‘HOPELESS’

    Piers Morgan has blasted Matt Hancock for resigning over his affair and not over failures that saw Britain’s Covid toll rise.

    The Health Secretary quit today amid mounting pressure from colleagues over images of him kissing and cuddling Gina Coladangelo in a breach of coronavirus restrictions.

    Taking to Twitter soon after the news broke, former Good Morning Britain host Piers, 56, berated the minister, writing: “Didn’t resign for his abject failures on PPE, testing & care homes that led to Britain having the worst covid death toll in Europe.

    “Did resign for being caught snogging his mistress. Pretty much sums up Matt Hancock. As the Prime Minister said: ‘Totally f***ing hopeless.’”

    Mr Hancock finally fell on his sword admitting he had “let down” the millions who had made painful personal sacrifices during the pandemic.

  • WIFE STRIFE

    Matt Hancock’s wife has been pictured with her wedding ring for the first time after it emerged he dumped her after his affair with an aide was revealed.

    In his resignation statement, the former Health Secretary pointedly left out reference to his wife Martha as he said he wanted to spend more time with his children.

    The mum-of-three was pictured in a floral dress and dark sunglasses with her wedding ring still on as it emerged he had dumped her in the wake of The Sun revealing his affair.

  • FORMER SECRETARY SAJID JAVID TO REPLACE HANCOCK AFTER AFFAIR, DOWNING STREET ANNOUNCES

    Former Chancellor and Home Secretary Sajid Javid will replace Matt Hancock as Health Secretary, Downing Street has announced.

    The highly experienced MP has been described as a “ready-made” minister for Boris Johnson’s government.

    A statement from 10 Downing Street said: “The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.”

  • WHAT IS MATT HANCOCK’S WORTH?

    The Health Secretary’s estimated net worth in 2020 was around $1-3 million (£705,000-£2.1m)

    However, his net worth in 2021 has not been revealed.

    His profession as a politician is his primary source of income.

  • EXPOSED

    Matt Hancock told his wife he was leaving her on the night his affair with an aide was revealed, it was reported.

    In his resignation statement, the former Health Secretary said he needed to spend more time with his children but pointedly didn’t contain an apology to his wife.

    Hancock quit in the wake of mounting pressure from colleagues within the Conservative party over the shocking footage of him kissing Gina Coladangelo.

  • PM ‘SORRY TO RECEIVE’ HEALTH SECRETARY’S LETTER OF RESIGNATION

    Boris Johnson wrote that he was “sorry to receive” Matt Hancock’s letter of resignation today.

    The PM commended the former health secretary’s achievements in “tackling the pandemic” and even before “Covid-19 struck us”.

    He ended by telling Mr Hancock that he should be “immensely proud” of his service and that he is “grateful” for his support.





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