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New Zealand’s former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has married Clarke Gayford. The two longtime partners got married in a private ceremony on Saturday.

The wedding was meant to take place earlier after the couple got engaged in 2019, but her own COVID-19 rules, regulations and laws made it impossible for New Zealanders to get married.

Although incredibly strict, Ardern’s approach to the pandemic meant that New Zealand didn’t have as many deaths due to the pandemic that brought the world to a standstill in 2020.

Now 43, Ardern became one of just two women to become a mother while leading a country. She balanced her role as mother and Prime Minister well and recently took her daughter to a United Nations meeting in New York.

Reuters reports that the wedding took place in Hawke’s Bay at Craggy Range Winery on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, about 310 kilometres north of the capital Wellington.

The 47-year-old Gayford is a famous radio and TV broadcaster. He is the host of a fishing documentary called Fish of the Day.

Image credit: Sky News

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