Barry Soper is known as famous political journalist, who has regularly appeared on radio and TV since the 1970s. He works as the Political Editor of Newstalk ZB.
Also Barry represented the news organizations like Mataura Ensign, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Truth, and the Waikato Times.
Barry Soper is married to his beautiful wife, Heather Du Plessis, who is also a well-known personality from NZ. She is a dynamic woman who has made her name in journalism.
Du Plessis is well respected by leading newsmakers, business leaders, and political insiders. She is a driving force in NZ’s biggest radio station.
In 2009, the duo get tied the knot, as they share a common passion for journalism. Their relationship has proven that age does not matter when it comes to love.
Du Plessis Allan had announced she was pregnant in 2021. Their beautiful baby boy had arrive on 26th of February 2022, although Soper also has a child from his previous marriage, his daughter, Alice Soper is a rugby player.
Pictures of Barry Soper and his son Iggy have gone viral on social media. The NZ journalist was seen babysitting while his wife was on her duty.
Soper and his wife have confirmed his future plans at the network, following the birth of their son Iggy in February.
The new mum Heather du Plessis-Allan has returned to work, while, daddy Soper will be on parental leave for the next eight weeks.
Barry Soper and Heather Du Plessis have an age gap of 33 years. At present, the renowned journalist is 71 years old, while his wife is 33 years.
Despite their age, she sees no difference in the type of love they share with people their own age, she said on TV.
She married 57-year-old Barry when she was 24 years old. He was concerned that they wouldn’t like the same music, yet they do.
Sober currently owns an estimated net worth of around $5 million. Likewise, his wife is also expected to have a net worth higher than $3 million.
From Tuesday, April 26, 2022, du Plessis-Allan will return as host of the Drive show. While Soper will take eight weeks of parental leave.