Power Couple Priti Patel and Alex Sawyer is successfully married for more than a decade now. The couple first walked down the wedding aisle in 2004 after dating for some time.
Patel is currently the Home Secretary in the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government just like Akshata Murthy's spouse Rishi Sunak. In 2017, the duo was surrounded by some criticism after Priti paid her better half thousands of dollars to run her office.
Falling in Love Working in PR
The lovebirds first each other prior to their 2004 wedding ceremony. Both of them worked in PR and eventually falling in love. No details about their romantic affair are made public as of now.
Reportedly, the pair started dating but the precise time period they were boyfriend and girlfriend is not revealed. In 2004, however, the couple took their romance to the next level by exchanging wedding vows.
Priti's husband Alex is a marketing consultant contributing his skills to Nasdaq NLX. Not just that, he is also a Tory Councillor and cabinet member for communities on the council of the London Borough of Bexley.
Currently, the pair is living in London with their Son, Freddie Sawyer who was born in August 2008.
Alex Once Called Priti 'My Personal Piranha'
On March 2, 2020, The Sun published an article about the reports of the complaints filed about her behavior. The Mirror reported about the previous complaints by Sir Philip Rutnam where he accused of lying and swearing at her staff.
The complaints were filled three years ago before she took the position of Home Secretary. However, ex-ministers and current PM Boris Johnson also backed her up. PM's spokesman addressed the news and conveyed the message from PM Johnson about how she's doing amazing work alongside the civil service.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson Backs Home Secretary Priti Patel!!!
Along the line of people backing the Home Secretary, Priti's husband Alex also defended her in the criticism. He called her his personal piranha because of her quite small and combative features.
The Controversy of Alex Sawyer's Payroll
Some three years back while Patel served as the Foreign Aid Minister, she came under heavy criticism of paying her husband Alex to run her office. On May 12, 2017, a report was published in The Daily Mail, Sawyer received a payment of $30,928 to manage his wife's office.
The criticism came after it was revealed that, Sawyer also worked as a Marketing consultant for Nasdaq and also as a Conservative Local Councillor. Reports suggest Priti paid her spouse by using her staffing allowance.
After such a controversy, the current Home Secretary stopped employing her better half at the time. Despite all the controversy some three years back, the couple is in a sound marital relationship.
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