Jacinda Ardern ties knot with long-time partner Clarke Gayford

Ardern and Gayford tied the knot at a winery in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay.

Ardern and Gayford tied the knot at a winery in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay. Photo: Supplied

Former New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has married her fiancé Clarke Gayford in a highly secure ceremony on the east coast of the North Island.

The event took place on Saturday at at Craggy Range winery in the Hawke’s Bay region, where Gayford’s family lives.

Ardern has not publicly commented on the wedding.

Local media reported she wore a dress by NZ fashion designer Juliette Hogan.

The small ceremony was attended by family, close friends and local lawmakers, including former prime minister Chris Hipkins, news outlet Stuff and the New Zealand Herald reported.

Ardern’s original plans to wed Gayford in Gisborne in January 2022 were scuttled due to COVID-19 restrictions in the country.

The couple were engaged in early 2019, almost one year after welcoming their daughter Neve in June 2018.

When she unexpectedly resigned as prime minister in January 2023, citing exhaustion, Ardern addressed Gayford during the press conference.

“And to Clarke: Let’s finally get married,” she said at the time.


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