New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern engaged to Clarke Gayford

AFTER SEVEN years and a baby together, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford are set to be married.

The couple, who met at an awards event in 2012, were reportedly engaged over the Easter weekend.

According to New Zealand news outlet Stuff, a spokesman for the PM confirmed the news on Friday.


Ms Ardern, 38, became leader of New Zealand in 2017, and is the world’s youngest female head of government.

She also became only the second woman in history to give birth to a child while in power, when she and Mr Gayford, 41, welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Neve, last June.

Mr Gayford is a well-known radio and TV presenter in New Zealand.