Matt Hancock is not living with Gina Coladangelo but they are "very much together" as the pair look to build a relationship in private, it has been claimed.
The then Health Secretary resigned in June after the affair with his aide was exposed, with his 15-year marriage also coming to a swift end.
The 42-year-old MP for West Suffolk is said to be considering how exactly to present his new relationship to the public.
Hancock and Coladangelo were caught on camera kissing in his office in the Department of Health.
Hancock and wife Martha share two sons and a daughter - though their ages and names have never been released to the public.
The disgraced minister is reported to have woken up his youngest the night before the scandal hit to tell him he was leaving.
Coladangelo has three children with husband Oliver Tress, the founder and head of the UK retail chain Oliver Bonas, where she is marketing and communications director.
On Thursday, Hancock was snapped in a baseball cap carrying his belongings to his car outside the family home in London.
He had a bin bag of clothes, as well as suitcases and a coffee machine.
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A pal told the Mail on Sunday: "He is still very much together with Gina, but they are physically apart because of the intense media interest."
Hancock and Coladangelo are said to be considering appearing in public together for pictures in the hopes it will help dampen things so they can move on.
But are desperate to be left alone afterwards to rebuild their lives, it is claimed.
Last week it was reported Hancock could be deselected from his constituency seat thanks to the affair, with the MP having not been seen in the Commons since the scandal.
Newmarket councillors passed a vote of no confidence with Mayor Michael Jefferys claiming Hancock had "neglected the best interests of his constituents".
The politician and Coladangelo have been close friends since meeting at Oxford University.
She was appointed as a non-executive director within his old department in 2020.