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Full NameClarke Gayford
First NameClarke
Last NameGayford
Professionradio and television broadcaster
NationalityNew Zealand
Birth CityGisborne
Birth CountryNew Zealand
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusRelation
Relation WithJacinda Ardern
No Of Children1
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Date of BirthOctober 24,1977
Age46 years

Clarke Gayford full name Clarke Timothy Gayford is a New Zealand journalist

He is well known as partner and fiancé of the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern

Currently, he runs a documentary show named 'Fishing.' 

Love Affairs 

He is not married yet. But he got engaged with his longtime girlfriend Jacinda Ardern on 28 April 2019. 

The couple first met in 2012 through their mutual friend Colin Mathura Jeffree, television host and model

They began dating in 2013. Marriage on the cards, not yet. 

They are still together and spending blissful love life together.


Talking about their children, he has one daughter with his wife to be Jacinda Ardern

They welcome their cute little daughter on 21 June 2018 at Auckland City Hospital. 

She was born at 4:45 pm, weighing 7.3lbs. On 24 of that June, her partner revealed the name of their daughter. 

Her name is Neve Te Aroha Gayford

After her birth, his partner became second elected world leader in history to have a baby while in office.  

She also became the first leader to attend a United Nations Assembly with her infant child, and that was in September 2018. 

Partner Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern full name Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a Leader of the Labour Party since 2017

She joined the Labour Party at the age of 17. She was first elected in the House of Representatives in 2008.

She was born on 26 July 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand

Her father, Ross Ardern is a diplomat and former police officer, and her mother, Laurell Ardern, worked as a school catering assistant.  

She was elected as a Deputy Leader of the Labour Party on 1 March 2017

She became prime minister on 26 October 2017 at the age of 37. 

She is the youngest female leader of the world and the youngest prime minister of her country in 150 years. 

She has a height of 5 feet and 5 inches tall. 

Clarke Gayford's Fiancé Jacinda Ardern.
Clarke Gayford's Fiancé Jacinda Ardern. Source: Times of India

Moment Of Being The First Male 

He came to prominence after his partner became prime minister of New Zealand

Though they are not married, he is considered as a first male of New Zealand

He is often seen in various high profiled events with his beautiful wife to be. 

He has posted a photo with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's first lady Mrs. Akie Abe and with his partner Jacinda Ardern in his Instagram account on 22 September 2019. 

That photo was when prime minister Shinzo visited New Zealand. 

He expressed in his caption that he formally got the opportunity to meet and talk to Japan's first lady, and he also wrote that he was the first male (spouse) she had ever meet. 

The picture is so formal and with smiling faces of all. The caption is 

'Was great to….'

Clarke Gayford with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's first lady Mrs. Akie Abe and with his partner Jacinda Ardern.
Clarke Gayford with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's first lady Mrs. Akie Abe and with his partner Jacinda Ardern. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

He has a vast amount of net worth and salary. He hasn't revealed his exact fortune to date. 

He manages to earn that sum from his career as a broadcaster

He has appeared as a contestant in the reality television show 'Treasure Land' in 1999. 

According to sources, his partner, Jacinda Ardern's annual salary, is 471,049 New Zealand dollars

Her net worth is also not available on her wiki sites.

Some of the world's highest-paid prime minister as 2019 are shown below.

Name of the Prime ministerCountryAnnual Salary 
Lee Hsien LoongSingapore1,61,0000
Scott Morrison Australia378,415
Justin TrudeauCanada267,041
Charles MichelBelgium262,964

He is active in social media accounts such as Instagram and Twitter. 

He has 27.9 k followers on Instagram and 29.5 k followers on twitter to date.


  1. He was born on 24 October 1977 in Gisborne, New Zealand.
  2. He holds the nationality of New Zealand.
  3. He lives in Premier House, Wellington, with his partner and daughter.

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Updated On Tue Apr 30 2024 Published On Tue Jun 02 2020 By paper-boat

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