New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may marry by the end of this year or by February next year. In a radio show on Wednesday, she revealed that she is going to finalize her marriage with longtime friend Clarke Gayford.
The two got engaged 2 years ago. Jacinda and Clarke also have a daughter. Ardern, however did not specify the date of the wedding. But said that she could marry in the summer of the southern hemisphere. The summer takes place between December and February in New Zealand.
In 2018, their daughter Neve was born. Gayford takes care of Neve most of the time. He is also the presenter of a fishing show on TV. Arden told that Gayford proposed to her for marriage by climbing a mountain in a coastal town called Mahia. “It could have been a romantic moment. But people unaware of the incident presented it as a threat to the police. After this, the police reached there with dog squads. This mess made that occasion even more memorable”, Jacinda said.
Third PM’s Wedding this Year
Getting married while in the office of a Prime Minister is rare. However, Finland’s Prime Minister Sana Marin married her friend Marcus Raikanen in August last year. Similarly, Denmark’s PM Matt Frederickson also married his photographer girlfriend Bo Tenberg last year. Earlier, Luxembourg’s PM Javier Bethel also got married in 2015 while he was in office. Pakistan’s late former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was married shortly before coming to power. But she gave birth to a son Bilawal while holding the post of PM.