Jacinda Ardern praised for 'keeping it real' after major wardrobe fail

Jacinda Ardern ‘keeps it real’ with hilarious wardrobe malfunction at New Zealand’s parliament

  • New Zealand Prime Minister praised for keeping it real for wearing gumboots 
  • Jacinda Ardern explained she had grabbed pair of muddy wellies in the dark
  • Mother-of-one shares daughter Neve, 3, with TV host partner Clarke Gayford
  • Ms Ardern was applauded by other mothers who said they loved her honesty 
  • Jacinda Ardern has been praised for ‘keeping it real’ with her social media followers after she admitted to suffering a hilarious wardrobe malfunction. 

    The New Zealand Prime Minister posted a photo to Instagram of the questionable choice of footwear she was forced to wear to Parliament on Monday. 

    Alongside the image of her mud-splattered gumboots the mother explained to her 1.7million followers she had grabbed the pair of wellies in the dark. 

    ‘Ahhh daylight savings,’ the prime minister wrote on Monday.

    ‘Poor Clarke was up multiple times with our small person, so when they both were finally getting some sleep at 6am and I realised retrieving my shoes would wake them, there was only one option. Gumboots to work.’

    Alongside the image of her mud-splattered gumboots (pictured) the mother explained to her 1.7million Instagram followers she had grabbed the pair of wellies in the dark

    Alongside the image of her mud-splattered gumboots (pictured) the mother explained to her 1.7million Instagram followers she had grabbed the pair of wellies in the dark 

    Ms Ardern, 41, (pictured) and her partner of eight years Clarke Gayford, 44, welcomed their daughter Neve Te Aroha, in June 2018

    Ms Ardern, 41, (pictured) and her partner of eight years Clarke Gayford, 44, welcomed their daughter Neve Te Aroha, in June 2018

    Social media followers were quick to applaud the prime minister for being so relatable, with other empathising with the realities of being a working mum. 

    ‘I cannot tell you how much this sort of update makes me laugh. And absolutely adore your honesty,’ one woman commented. 

    ‘The benefit of being in charge. “Did nobody get the boots memo?”, another joked. 

    ‘You are one amazing family working together as a team!’ another said. 

    Ms Ardern, 41, and her partner of eight years Clarke Gayford, 44, welcomed their daughter Neve Te Aroha, in June 2018. 

    The prime minister remained working right up to her three-year-old’s birth and returned to work after just six weeks of maternity leave.  

    Ms Ardern is only the second elected female leader to have a child while in office and the first since Benazier Bhutto in 1990. 

    The prime minister remained working right up to her three-year-old's birth and returned to work after just six weeks of maternity leave (pictured is the family in September, 2018)

    The prime minister remained working right up to her three-year-old’s birth and returned to work after just six weeks of maternity leave (pictured is the family in September, 2018)

    Social media followers were quick to applaud the prime minister (pictured in March, 2022) for being so relatable, with other empathising with the realities of being a working mum

    Social media followers were quick to applaud the prime minister (pictured in March, 2022) for being so relatable, with other empathising with the realities of being a working mum

    ‘It must be great having such a devoted loving father/partner. There should be more stay-at-home dad’s I reckon,’ a fourth said. 

    It’s not the first time the working mother-of-one has been applauded for her honesty and ability to multitask as both a leader and a caregiver. 

    In March 2020, the PM posted an photo of her shirt smeared in nappy cream, telling her followers she’d ‘spare everyone the details’ of the mishap.   

    ‘Why is it only when you are the furtherest you could possibly be from a change of clothes before you notice that you have nappy cream on you?’ she wrote. 

    One follower said she shouldn’t beat herself up for missing the nappy cream as she left for work in the morning because she would have been ‘too busy being the world’s best prime minister’. 

    In March 2020, the PM posted an photo of her shirt smeared in nappy cream, telling her followers she'd 'spare everyone the details' of the mishap (pictured)

    In March 2020, the PM posted an photo of her shirt smeared in nappy cream, telling her followers she’d ‘spare everyone the details’ of the mishap (pictured)

    In January, Ms Ardern (pictured with her daughter Neve in February 2021) confirmed she would have to delay her own wedding after putting all of New Zealand on Covid Red Alert

    In January, Ms Ardern (pictured with her daughter Neve in February 2021) confirmed she would have to delay her own wedding after putting all of New Zealand on Covid Red Alert

    In January, Ms Ardern confirmed she would have to delay her own wedding after putting all of New Zealand on Covid Red Alert and bringing in harsh restrictions. 

    She said the long-awaited wedding would be postponed due to the latest outbreak because she ‘was no different to other New Zealanders’. 

    ‘Such is life,’ she told reporters during a press conference in which she reiterated the country was not entering a lockdown.

    ‘My wedding will not be going ahead, but I just join many other New Zealanders who have had an experience like that as a result of the pandemic.’

    The PM was due to wed her television host fiancé Clarke Gayford this summer in Gisborne on the North Island after becoming engaged in early 2019.