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Full NameLaurell Ardern
First NameLaurell
Last NameArdern
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRoss Ardern
No Of Children2

Laurell Ardern is the mother of the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and the Labour Party leader, Jacinda Ardern.

Laurell worked as a school catering assistant.

Family life, education, and interest in politics

Laurell lived in Morrinsville, Canada, with her husband Ross Ardern, where he worked as a police officer

Laurell Ardern with her husband, Ross Ardern.
Laurell Ardern with her husband, Ross Ardern. Source:

The couple raised their daughter as a Mormon.

She gave birth to Jacinda in Hamilton and raised her in Morrinsville and Murupara

Jacinda attended Morrinsville College

She was very active during her school years, and she was also a representative on the board of directors

Jacinda later joined the University of Waikato, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in 2001

She had a degree in communication studies and politics.

Jacinda was brought into politics by her aunt, Mary Ardern, a long-standing member of the Labour Party

She recruited young Jacinda to her with small tasks for a campaign in 1999.

Ardern joined the Labour party at the age of 17 and became a senior figure in the Young Labour sector of the party.

After her graduation, she worked as a researcher in New York City

She later moved to London, where she was a senior policy adviser of then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Jacinda was also seconded to the Home Office to help with the review of policing in England and Wales.

Jacinda Ardern on her role model mom and surviving cancer

It is known that a mother’s inner voice speaks the truth and good intentions. 

It was when Laurell was at home, and she got a sudden feeling that her daughter needed her.

So Laurell packed up her bags, changed her flight date, and went to meet Jacinda

After their reunion, Laurell served her daughter a bowl of pumpkin soup.

Laurell knew that Jacinda’s job as a high-end politician was no easy work. 

She barely got enough sleep and was always on the go. At times like these, Laurell was still there for her daughter.

The prime minister of New Zealand has stated in an interview that her mom drives her to do what she loves and that she is her role model

“Mum is generous to a fault. She’s very caring and very kind. She made a lot of sacrifices and changed life choices for me,” 

said Ardern. 

Laurell Ardern and Jacinda Ardern posing in a photo shoot for a women’s magazine.
Laurell Ardern and Jacinda Ardern posing in a photo shoot for a women’s magazine. Source:

When Laurell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, Jacinda was devastated.

Laurell has said that 

“Jacinda was a huge help and support. My husband struggled with it more than me, so she spent a lot of time reassuring him”. 

Luckily, Laurell recovered from the devastating disease.

Relationship, marriage, and kids

Clarke Timothy Gayford is the partner and fiancé of Jacinda

Clarke is a New Zealand television and radio broadcaster and presenter of the fishing documentary show Fish of the day

He is 44 years old

Ardern and Clarke have been together since 2013 and are still a strong couple.

The couple had a daughter in 2018. They named her Neve Te Aroha Gayford. She is two years old.

Laurell Ardern’s daughter, Jacinda Ardern, with her fiancé, Clarke Timothy Gayford, and their newborn baby Neve at the hospital.
Laurell Ardern’s daughter, Jacinda Ardern, with her fiancé, Clarke Timothy Gayford, and their newborn baby Neve at the hospital. Source: Indian Newslink

Net worth and earnings

Jacinda Ardern’s estimated net worth is $5 million. Her earning period and salary are given below:

TimeEstimated earnings
Per month$37,345.08
Per week$8,618.10
Per day$1,723.62
Annual $448,141.00

She was president of the IUSY and Becoming party leader in 2017

Before she was a prime minister, Jacinda was the president of another organization called the International Union of Socialist Youths.

Ardern was elected as the party leader of the Labour party in 2017.

She worked as a DJ

Ardern tweeted once, revealing that she was a DJ at a place called Real Groovy.

Reforming Gun Laws

In the year 2019, Ardern condemned the two Christ church Mosque attacks where she announced the reformation for gun usage and gun laws in New Zealand.

Declared lockdown

Due to the coronavirus or the COVID-19 pandemic this year, Jacinda commenced a nationwide lockdown for the safety of the people of the nation.  

Age and height

  1. Jacinda was born on July 26th, 1980, making her 40 years old.
  2. Her daughter's height is 5 feet, 5 inches.
  3. She is of mixed race.

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Updated On Mon Nov 30 2020 Published On Mon Nov 30 2020 By shaumya

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