Sat, 23 Mar, 2019Over60

Jacinda Ardern receives heartwarming tribute: “We are so very proud”

Jacinda Ardern receives heartwarming tribute: “We are so very proud”

Clark Gayford, the partner of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has shared a heartwarming post in light of the new gun control measures announced by his other half.

In the wake of the Christchurch shooting, Ms Ardern was swift to announce reforms on Thursday, including the immediate ban of military-style semi-automatic guns and rifles.

Her partner Clark shared an adorable photo of the couple’s daughter tightly clutching her father’s finger.

“For her 9-month birthday today we received the gift of crawling,” he wrote for the caption.

“While her mum got her the gift of having a safer country to grow up in.”

The stay-at-home dad has received a mass amount of praise from followers, commending the way the Prime Minister handled herself in the wake of the terrorist attack.

The sharp and cutting message has garnered over 7,000 likes and a flurry of retweets.

The rare image of the couple’s daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, which was paired with an emotional and inspiring tribute to his politician partner – has received countless support.

“Please thank Neve for giving you the strength to give Jacinda the strength to give us all the strength to get through this together,” wrote one Twitter user.

“We are so very proud of your mama little Neve,” wrote another.

“I hope she is looking after herself too in all of this.”

42-year-old Gayford formerly told Australian Women’s Weekly why he put his own career, a documentary show, Fish of the Day on hold to look after baby Neve while his partner lead New Zealand.

“We weighed it up and we decided that her job was possibly slightly more important,” he’d joked.

“It was always on the cards to work out that way. I've always been completely supportive of Jacinda and I believe in what she's trying to achieve for New Zealand.

“So, it was easy for me to make that call. There are plenty of males out there that do that.”