Who Are Jacinda Ardern Parents and Siblings? Ross and Laurell Ardren, the parents of current prime minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardren, gave birth to her. Here is more information about her upbringing and private life.

On July 26, 1980, Jacinda was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. She was raised in Murupara and Morrinsville.

The 42-year-old has served as New Zealand’s prime minister since January 18, 2023, following announcing her resignation on February 7.

After being chosen as the Prime Minister of New Zealand on October 26, 2017, at the age of 37, Ardern is the nation’s youngest head of state.

She is also the second leader in the world (after Benazir Bhutto) to become pregnant while in office, and the only head of state of New Zealand.

After shockingly announcing her resignation, netizens are curious to know more about Jacinda’s family and personal life.

So, here is an article where we look at the incumbent Prime Minister’s family background and personal life.

Who Are Jacinda Ardern Parents? Meet Ross And Laurell Ardern

Ross and Laurell Ardern are the parents of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Jacinda’s father, Ross, was stationed as a police officer in the Bay of Plenty town of Murupara, where she spent a few years of her childhood.

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Jacinda Ardern Parents And Siblings? Meet Ross And Laurell Ardern
Ross and Laurell Ardern are the proud parents of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. (Source: Newshub)

Ross has a twin brother, Ian Ardern, a Latter-day Saints Church general authority. They were born on February 28, 1954.

Former police officer Ross Ardern is also a diplomat; he was the administrator of Tokelau from 2018 to 2022.

He was Niue’s police commissioner from 2005 to 2009 and also the High Commissioner of New Zealand to Niue from 2014 to 2018.

Ross joined the New Zealand Police in 1974 and was one of the officers who carried out the Dawn Raids on the pacific Island families in the 1970s.

He served in the police department for 40 years, 20 of which he spent in the Criminal Investigation Branch.

Likewise, Jacinda’s mother, Laurell Ardern, worked as a catering assistant at a school.

Jacinda Ardern Siblings

Jacinda Ardern is the youngest of two daughters born to her parents; she has an older sister, Louise.

Louise is married to Ray Dussan, a Colombian by nationality. The couple dated for ten years before marrying in July 2017.

The couple resided in London, United Kingdom, until 2017, but later moved to New Zealand.

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Jacinda Ardern and her sister Lousie with their parents, Ross and Laurell Ardern. (Source: Now To Love)

Louise and Ray are the parents of two children. Their elder child, a daughter, Isabella, was born in 2013.

Their younger child, a son, was born on the day Louise was sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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Louise informed that her father, Ross, was there with her during her Prime Minister coronation, and her mother, Laurell, was in the United Kingdom attending the birth of her grandchild.

Jacinda Ardern Fiance And Children

Jacinda Ardern is engaged to Clark Gayford, a television presenter. The couple first met in 2012 but did not date for a while.

They started dating after Clark came to Jacinda for her views on a controversial Government Communications Security Bureau bill.

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Jacinda Ardern is engaged to television presenter Clark Gayford. (Source: The New York Times)

After dating for some years, Jacinda and Clark engaged on May 3, 2019, and decided to marry in January 2020.

However, due to the rise of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus, their planned marriage had to be postponed, and they are yet to marry.

Jacinda became the second head of government (after Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 1990) to give birth while in office.

She and Clark welcomed their daughter Neve Te Aroha on July 21, 2018, at Auckland City Hospital. Home 

Last Updated on January 19, 2023 by shalw

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