Foreign Minister Penny Wong ties the knot with long-time partner Sophie Allouache

Kimberley Caines
The Nightly
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Foreign Minister Penny Wong and partner Sophie Allouache tied the knot after nearly two decades together in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and senior ministers.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong and partner Sophie Allouache tied the knot after nearly two decades together in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and senior ministers. Credit: Instagram/Instagram

Foreign Minister Penny Wong and partner Sophie Allouache have tied the knot after nearly two decades together in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and senior ministers.

The couple were married at the Bird in Hand Winery in Adelaide on Saturday with their two daughters — Alexandra, 12, and Hannah, 8 — being flower girls at the wedding.

“We are delighted that so many of our family and friends could share this special day with us,” Senator Wong posted to Instagram on Sunday.

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It’s understood the details of the ceremony had been kept under wraps since late last year after invitations were sent out.

The guest list included Mr Albanese and his fiance Jodie Haydon, Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, Treasurer Jim Chalmers, Finance Minister Katy Gallagher and Health Minister Mark Butler.

Communications Minister Michelle Rowland was among those to congratulate the couple.

“You both look absolutely gorgeous,” she said.

The pair met in 2007 and after initially toeing the Labor line opposing the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2010, Senator Wong became one of the strongest advocates of the legal change, which took effect in 2017.

At the time, during a parliamentary debate in 2017, she paid tribute to her partner Sophie and their daughters.

“This is the most personal of debates because it is about the people who matter most to us,” she said.

Senator Wong entered Federal Parliament in 2002 and earlier this month made history when she became Australia’s longest-serving female Cabinet minister.

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