Who is Dominic Raab’s wife Erika Rey? – The Sun | The Sun

DOMINIC RAAB has had two separate terms as Deputy Prime Minister in the government.

Aside from his political career, Raab is a husband and father. Here is what we know about his wife Erika Rey.

Who is Dominic Raab's wife Erika?

Dominic Raab's wife, Erika Rey, is from Brazil,

However, before they were dating, the MP almost blew his chance after asking if Erika was Argentinian.

The couple met in 2002, shortly after the World Cup in which England were knocked out by Erika's home nation in the quarter-finals.

In an interview with The Times in 2019, she recalled: "He actually made a big mistake.

"It was a week after Brazil had knocked England out of the World Cup and he asked if I was from Argentina.

"If you are from Brazil, that is bad."



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When did they get married?

The pair met while Dominic was working in the Foreign Office and Erika was a marketing student, studying in London.

They spotted each other at a party with friends.

Erika said of their first meeting: "It was an instant attraction. My best friend married his best friend as well, which is really nice."

Shortly after, the future Mrs Rey-Raab moved to Madrid, where the couple commuted between the Spanish capital and London for a year.

Just two years after meeting, Dominic proposed on Christmas Eve in 2004 – but the date of their wedding is unknown.

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Dominic and Erika met in 2002 at a partyCredit: David Graeme-Baker

How many children do they have?

Dominic and Erika have two children, Peter and Joshua.

Peter – named after Dominic's father – and Joshua, are both able to speak Portuguese as well as English, with Erika's parents only speaking the language of Brazil.

But they split their loyalties when it comes to football, with their mother telling The Times: "When the last World Cup came around, Peter said he was going to support 50-50, but he would support England in the first half of the competition."

The family live together in Surrey.

What does Erika do?

In 2000 she landed a job at WPP as the trade marketing manager.

She stayed in this role until March 2002.

Between May 2004 to January 2008, she spent three years working for DMC- a B2B marketing agency specializing in technological sectors and based in Netherlands and London.

Erika continued to work in marketing after finishing her studies, going on to become a marketing executive at Google.

However, she left the job in 2020.

When did Dominic Raab resign as deputy PM?

Dominic Raab resigned as deputy PM on April 21, 2023.

In his resignation letter he accepted the allegations made against him in the inquiry carried out by Adam Tolley KC.

In the letter, Raab did state "Whilst I feel duty bound to accept the outcome of the inquiry, it dismissed all but two of the claims levelled against me.

"I also believe that its two adverse findings are flawed and set a dangerous precedent for the conduct of good government."

Despite resigning from his post as deputy PM, he will remain an active MP and offered his support to the Prime Minister from the backbenches.

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