Why you WON’T be seeing new Kiwi PM’s wife by his side – as he reveals devastating development in his personal life before he took the job
- New Kiwi leader Chris Hipkins is separated from wife
- Mr Hipkins pleaded for privacy for wife and two kids
- New Labour leader to take over from Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand’s incoming prime minister Chris Hipkins has revealed the private pain of his marriage breakdown while pleading with the media for privacy.
Mr Hipkins, 44, was anointed as the successor to Jacinda Ardern on Sunday after the ruling Labor party’s MPs unanimously elected him as their new leader.
Speaking to Kiwi media afterwards Mr Hipkins revealed that he and his wife, Jade, had been living separately for about a year.
The incoming New…