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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be soon marrying her partner nine-months after giving birth to a daughter.
The New Zealand PM has got engaged to her long-term beau Clarke Gayford, a television host.
News of the engagement broke after journalists noticed Ardern was wearing a diamond ring while carrying out her duties on Friday. Her spokesman then confirmed that the pair got engaged over Easter last month.
The 38-year-old gave birth to the couple’s first child, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, in June 2018. “Aroha” is a Maori word meaning “love.”
Ardern is the only second prime minister in the world to give birth while in office. The first was the late Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s two-time prime minister.
The couple even took the 3-month-old infant onto the floor of the UN Assembly in New York.
Gayford has taken on the role of stay-at-home dad ever since.
Earlier this year Ardern had told the BBC that despite being a feminist, she would never propose to Gayford.
“No I would not ask, no. I want to put him through the pain and torture of having to agonise about that question himself,” she said.
Media reports say the couple first met at an awards event in 2012.
Ardern is New Zealand’s youngest Prime Minister in 150 years. She has also recently won praise for her handling of the Christchurch terror attacks, which killed 51 people in March.