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Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Finally Got Married After Postponing Her Wedding For Years

Jacinda Ardern finally married her partner, Clarke Gayford, after she canceled their wedding in 2022 to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.

Former New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has finally married her partner, Clarke Gayford, after she canceled their wedding in 2022 to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.

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Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (L)marries her long-time partner Clark Gayford. (Photo by Felicity Jean Photography/Handout/Getty Images)

The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on Saturday Jan. 13 at a winery venue in Hawke’s Bay on the coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern married gayford

“13.01.24 ❤️ Worth the wait,” Ardern wrote on social media, sharing a photo of her embracing her husband and wearing a silk-like halter neck wedding dress by New Zealand fashion designer Juliette Hogan.

The couple began dating in 2014 after Gayford, a TV presenter, reportedly reached out to Jacinda discuss legislation.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern marries partner Clark Gayford
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (L)marries her long-time partner Clark Gayford in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. (Photo by Felicity Jean Photography/Handout/Getty Images)

The couple began dating in 2014 after Gayford, a TV presenter, reached out to discuss legislation.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Clark Gayford

In 2017, Ardern became the youngest world leader at age 37, leading New Zealand through a terrorist attack, a major volcano eruption and the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming something of an international icon.

Gayford proposed in 2019, and the couple have a five-year-old daughter, Neve.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford married
Prime Minister of New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford pose with their baby daughter Neve Gayford at their home. (Photo by Derek Henderson/Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand via Getty Images)

Ardern resigned as prime minister in January 2023 after five-and-a-half years in the role.

“I know what this job takes, and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It is that simple,” she said in a tearful speech.

In the speech, she told Neve she was looking forward to being there when she starts school.

“And to Clarke, let’s finally get married,” she said.

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