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Jenni Elina Haukio (born 7 April 1977 in Pori, Finland) is a Finnish poet and the First Lady of Finland[1] since 1 March 2012. She is the second wife of the current President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö.

Jenni Haukio
First Lady of Finland
Assumed office
1 March 2012
PresidentSauli Niinistö
Preceded byPentti Arajärvi (as First Gentleman)
Personal details
Born (1977-04-07) 7 April 1977 (age 42)
Pori, Finland
Sauli Niinistö (m. 2009)
Alma materUniversity of Turku (2001)


Early life and educationEdit

Haukio graduated from the University of Turku with a Master of Political Sciences degree in 2001.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Haukio met Sauli Niinistö in 2005, while she was working for the National Coalition Party. Haukio interviewed Niinistö for the Nykypäivä magazine.[3] They later became a couple, but they kept their relationship a secret from the public until their marriage on 3 January 2009.[4] On 2 February 2018, Jenni Haukio gave birth to her first child, Aaro Veli Väinämö Niinistö.[1][5]

Jenni Haukio (right) with US-First Lady Melania Trump, US-President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinistö in the 2018 Russia–United States summit in Helsinki.


Finnish decorationsEdit

Foreign decorationsEdit


  1. ^ a b Simola, Inka (9 October 2017). "Some sekosi Sauli Niinistön ja Jenni Haukion lapsiuutisesta: "Tätä olemme hiljaa odottaneet"". Me Naiset. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Jenni Haukio, spouse of the President of the Republic — The President of the Republic of Finland: Spouse: Biography". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Sauli Niinistön ja Jenni Haukion rakkaustarina: Suhde pysyi vuosia salassa". Ilta-Sanomat. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Niinistö yllätti kokoomuslaiset "housut kintuissa"".
  5. ^ "Baby Announcement for President and First Lady". News Now Finland. 9 October 2017. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ Noblesse et Royautés Archived 17 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine (French), State visit of President of Finland in Norway, 2012, Photo Archived 17 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ State visit of Finland in Sweden 2012, Photo of presidential and royal couples
  8. ^ Monitor Polski z 2015 r. poz. 455 – point 2. (in Polish)
  9. ^ Royal Fashion Awards: King Carl Gustaf's Birthday Banquet (Row 3)