‘Too intense to attract girls at college’
WITH politics becoming his first love at university, Cummings was never exactly a success with women at Oxford.
In fact one female contemporary thinks the traits he showed in the campaign to convince Britain to vote for Brexit were the same ones that put women off.
She said: “I can’t recall him ever having a girlfriend at college.
“He had a couple of female mates but most of us were put off by his edginess and intensity.
“After leaving college, however, he dated a string of extremely well-connected society beauties – so maybe none of us was posh enough.”
Cummings was not born into huge wealth, his mother was a special needs teacher and his father was a project manager for oil rigs and construction.
But he’s now related to landed gentry after, in 2011, marrying writer Mary Wakefield, the daughter of Sir Humphry Wakefield of Chillingham Castle in Northumberland.
ABLE: Cummings at Exeter College