Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and TV presenter Clark Gayford married in a private ceremony, according to the British Daily Mail. BBC. The couple actually wanted to get married in 2022, but due to strict coronavirus restrictions, they had to cancel the wedding. Ardern and Gifford have been together for ten years and have a five-year-old daughter named Neve.
The ceremony was held in the Craggy Range wine region on the east coast of the North Island, about 310 kilometers from the capital, Wellington. Ardern's ivory dress was designed by designer Juliet Hogan, a close friend of the former Prime Minister.
Ardern (42 years old) led New Zealand for five years, then announced her resignation in January 2023 due to exhaustion. As we wrote in our feature on her, Ardern's departure, while surprising, is not at all out of character, in fact. The Prime Minister of New Zealand also became known to the world because he never hid his private life as a politician does. During his tenure, he also fathered a daughter and championed issues such as environmental protection and social equality, which is why many consider his prime ministership iconic.
“Let's finally get married,” Ardern told her partner in her final parliamentary speech in April last year, as she also said she hoped her administration would not pass on outdated prejudices to young people about what a leader should look like. “I hope I've shown something completely different. How to be restless, sensitive, kind, and open. You can be a mother or not. You may or may not be an ex-Mormon. You can be a geek, a crybaby, a hugger. You can be it all “These. And you can not only be here, but you can also drive, just like me.”