Chris Hipkins is all set to be the next Prime Minister of New Zealand. He will replace Jacinda Ardern, who quit ahead of this year’s election citing burnout.
Hipkins, 44, has been a high-profile minister in the Labour government and currently serves as Minister of Education, Minister of Police, Minister for the Public Service and Leader of the House
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Chris Hipkins was born in the Hutt Vallery, in the Wellington region of New Zealand, in 1978. His mother, Rosemary Hipkins, is chief researcher for the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. No information is available about Hipkins’ father.
Hipkins and Jade Marie Hipkins were in a relationship for six years before tying the knot in 2020.
He shared photos of the wedding on his Facebook profile.
“Absolutely incredible day yesterday as I married my best friend and the love of my life. I’m a very lucky man!” he captioned the photos.
Jade, however, keeps it low key and has distanced herself from public attention.
The couple welcomed their first child, Charlie, in November 2015.
In an interview with Stuff at the time, he said that his children won’t be receiving private schooling.
“It’s a long way away, at least five years away, but I certainly expect our kids will be going to local schools,” he said.
Their second child was born in 2018.
Before the birth of the second child, he said in an interview that he is planning to take up to four weeks paternity leave post the child’s birth.
“The main priority really will be to support the baby’s mum because the baby will be born by C-section,” he told the Weekend Herald at the time.
However, not much is not about their second child.