DOMINIC RAAB is set for a whirlwind few days as the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth faces the possibility of running the country.
With Prime Minister Boris Johnson in hospital with coronavirus, Raab is the de facto Deputy PM as the First Secretary of State.
But what do we know about his wife Erika…
Who is Dominic Raab's wife Erika?
Born Erika Rey, she hails from Brazil.
Yet, her future husband almost blew his chance after asking if she was Argentine.
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 a The Times interview 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'."
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, after spotting 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.
How many children do they have?
Dominic and Erika have two children, both boys.
Peter – named after Dominic's father – and Joshua are 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."
What does Erika do?
Erika continued to work in Marketing after finishing her studies, going onto become Marketing Executive at Google.
However, she left earlier in 2020.
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