Why people can't get over Jacinda Ardern's partner's outfit choice

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford made their first public appearance outside Auckland City Hospital over the weekend to show off their beautiful newborn girl Neve, however, it seems the new bub wasn’t the only one that captured people’s attention.

Rather, people were in awe over the fact that Clarke was already slotting nicely into his role of being a parent by wearing his ‘daggy Dad cardi’.

The proud parents stepped out in front on the media to show off their beautiful daughter Neve. Source: Getty

Earlier, in a Facebook live video, Jacinda herself even called out Clarke for his jacket choice.

“Clarke’s got his dad cardie on, which means we’re ready to go,” she said.

“Finally it’s come of age,” a satisfied Clarke responded before revealing he picked up the gem at a Salvation Army op-shop. 

“A real find anyway, just been waiting for this moment,” Jacinda laughed. 

The cozy grey woollen number with an open collar and black Aztec prints across the body seemed very fitting in the eyes of the public as who deemed him now ready for his stay-at-home dad duties which will commence after Jacinda’s six weeks of maternity leave.

People were absolutely loving Clarke’s ‘Dad cardi’ saying he looks fit for the role. Source: Getty

Jacinda has also revealed the reason behind their choice of name saying, “We chose Neve because we just liked it and we think she looks like a little Neve.”

“When we met her, we thought she looked like she suited the name.

“Also it means, in various forms, bright and radiant and snow, which seemed like a good combination for Matariki (Maori new year) and for solstice.”

The couple also added the name “Te Aroha” which was their way of “reflecting the amount of love” Neve had been shown before she arrived and “all of the names we were gifted along the way (by various iwi or Maori people)”.

Te Aroha is also where the 37-year-old prime minister is from.

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