|Jacinda Ardern Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 26, 1980|
Jacinda Ardern is a New Zealand politician who is widely recognized for serving as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2017 to 2023. She has more than 600k followers on Twitter and more than 2 million followers on Instagram and Facebook.
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand
- Father – Ross Ardern (Politician, Police Officer)
- Mother – Laurell Bottomley (School Catering Assistant)
- Siblings – Louise Ardern (Older Sister)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Jacinda has dated –
- Clarke Gayford (2013-Present) – Jacinda began dating Clarke Gayford, a television and radio broadcaster, in 2013. They welcomed daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford on June 21, 2018. The couple announced their engagement in May 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
She has English, Danish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.
However, she dyes her hair in ‘Black’ and ‘Dark Brown’ shades.
She has an overbite.
Jacinda Ardern Facts
- She is the 2nd elected leader to give birth during her official term after Benazir Bhutto, who gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari in 1990.
- Jacinda gave up her Mormon faith in 2005 due to its opposition to same-sex marriage.
- As of 2020, she is the youngest female head of government in the world after getting elected at the age of 37.
- She promptly implemented strict gun laws in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings in 2019; a move that was appreciated the world over.
- She had auditioned for Peter Jackson‘s Oscar-winning film, Lord of the Rings, but was turned down.
- Jacinda supports her hometown rugby team, The Chiefs.
- In January 2023, Jacinda announced her resignation from the post of the prime minister of New Zealand. She resigned as leader of the Labour Party on January 22 and later, on January 25, she submitted her resignation as prime minister.
- In April 2023, it was revealed that Jacinda had been appointed to dual fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and also a concurrent fellowship at the Berkman Klein Center.
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