Jacinda Ardren was born in New Zealand to parents Ross and Laurell Ardren. Here is additional information about her family history and personal life. Jacinda was born on July 26, 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand. She grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara. After announcing her resignation on February 7, the 42-year-old is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand from January 18, 2023.
Ardern is the youngest Prime Minister of New Zealand, she was elected on October 26, 2017, at the age of 37. She is also the first New Zealand leader to become pregnant while in office, and the second in the world (after Benazir Bhutto) to do so. Netizens are wondering about Jacinda’s family and personal life after she suddenly announced her departure. So here is an article on the family history and personal life of the current Prime Minister.
Jacinda Ardern’s parents: Ross and Laurell Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s parents are Ross and Laurell Ardern. Jacinda’s father, Ross, was a police officer stationed in the Bay of Plenty hamlet of Murupara, where she spent her youth. Ross has a twin brother, Ian Ardern, who is a general authority in the Church of Latter-day Saints. They were born on February 28, 1954. Ross Ardern, a former police officer, is also a diplomat; served as Governor of Tokelau from 2018 to 2022. He served as Niue’s Police Commissioner from 2005 to 2009 and as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Niue from 2014 to 2018.
Ross joined the New Zealand police in 1974 and was one of the officers involved in dawn raids on Pacific Island families in the 1970s. He was a police officer for 40 years, 20 of which were in the Criminal Police Department. Laurell Ardern, Jacinda’s mother, also worked as a cooking assistant at the school.
Siblings of Jacinda Ardern
Jacinda Ardern is the youngest of her parents’ two children; has an older sister, Louise. Ray Dussan, a Colombian citizen, is Louise’s husband. Before tying the knot in July 2017, the couple dated for 10 years. The couple lived in London, England until 2017, when they moved to New Zealand. Ray and Louise are parents of two children. Isabella, their eldest child, was born in 2013.
Their younger child, a boy, was born on the day Louise was sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand. Louise said her father, Ross, was there during her prime ministerial coronation and her mother, Laurell, was in the UK for the birth of her granddaughter.
Jacinda Ardern’s children and fiance
Clark Gayford, a television presenter, is Jacinda Ardern’s fiance. The couple met in 2012, but didn’t date for long. They began dating when Clark sought Jacinda’s opinion on a controversial government Communications Security Office bill. Jacinda and Clark got engaged on May 3, 2019 after a long-term relationship, and are planning a January 2020 wedding.
However, their intended marriage had to be postponed due to the introduction of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and they have not yet married. Jacinda became the second head of government to give birth while in office, following Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 1990. On 21 July 2018, she and Clark welcomed their daughter Neve Te Aroha into the world at Auckland City Hospital.