RISHI Sunak last night declared the love of his doting wife gets him through the day – as he admitted he was “100 per cent” punching above his weight.
In his most personal interview yet, the PM revealed how his other half Akshata Murthy gives him the “extra support” to do the gruelling job “when things are tough”.
Rishi Sunak says he’s ‘batting above my average’ with wife Akshata Murthy
The PM said his wife gives him the ‘extra support’ to do the gruelling job ‘when things are tough’
He spilled all about his romantic proposal during a cliff-top walk in California, and how he was a huge fan of mushy rom com films like Love Actually.
Rishi told Piers Morgan in an exclusive sit-down with TalkTV in Downing Street: “Yes I definitely am batting above my average.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do this job without her love and support.”
When grilled on what love means to him, the PM said: “There’s lots of different aspects to it…
“The bit I’m probably most focused on at the moment and the bit that means most to me at the moment is the support that she gives me doing this job.”
He opened up about when he got down on one knee to his now wife, during a stay at a gorgeous hotel in California.
The hotel in question is thought to be the £750-a-night, five-star Ritz-Carlton retreat – set in the clifftops and boasts two championship golf courses and panoramic views.
The PM said: “We got engaged in a place called Half Moon Bay – it was a place that when we were students, we met when we were studying together in the States, and we used to walk in this area and look up at this nice fancy hotel that we never could stay in.
“Then I surprised her and we did go and stay there.
“But before that we went for a walk along the cliffs and we were alone and that’s where I proposed.”
The pair have two kids, Krishna and Anoushka, and share their red lab, Nova.
Rishi and Akshata have two children, Krishna and Anoushka