Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this fall.
AP Wire
Apr 17, 2014

There has been wide speculation about a future baby in the Clinton family. Chelsea Clinton said in an interview with Glamour magazine last year that she and her husband were hoping to start a family soon, calling 2014 "the year of the baby."

"Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year and I certainly feel all the better whether it's a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in a world with so many strong female leaders," Clinton said in New York, joined by her mother at a Clinton Foundation event on empowering women.

"I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me," she said.

The former first lady, secretary of state and New York senator, who is considering another presidential campaign in 2016, said she was "really excited" about becoming a grandmother.

"It makes this work even more important because we've made a lot of progress," Clinton said. "I want to see us keep moving and certainly for future generations as well so that maybe our grandchild will not have to be worried about some of the things that young women and young men are worried about today."

She later added on Twitter: "My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!"

The former president also expressed jubilation about the news on Twitter: "Excited to add a new line to my Twitter bio...grandfather-to-be! @HillaryClinton and I are so happy for Chelsea and Marc!"

Preparations for the new baby will coincide with Hillary Clinton's deliberations over another campaign for the White House. Mrs. Clinton is set to release a book about her time at the State Department in June, followed by a book tour, and Democrats hope she will be a top surrogate for their candidates in the 2014 midterm elections.

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her decision later this year and polls show her as the leading contender for the Democratic Party's nomination if she runs. If Clinton seeks the White House, her campaign would potentially coincide with her grandchild's first two years.

After growing up in the public eye as a teenager in the White House, Chelsea Clinton graduated from Stanford University and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and worked in New York for a hedge fund and a management consulting firm.

She and Marc Mezvinsky, the son of two former members of Congress, were married in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in July 2010, and the former first daughter has balanced a number of work and interests, pursuing a doctorate from Oxford University, where her father was a Rhodes Scholar, while taking a leading role in her family's foundation.

She serves as vice chair of the family foundation, which was renamed the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and helps direct the organization's humanitarian and philanthropic efforts around the globe. She also serves as a special correspondent for NBC News.

She has avoided commenting on her mother's potential presidential campaign except to say that she'll support her in whatever she does. But she would be a strong voice for her mother among young voters if the former secretary of state decides to seek the presidency.

Comments

Willylowman

Clintons shouldn't be allowed to reproduce

happycamper

wasnt me !!!

AprilMayJune

What a lovely woman Chelsea turned out to be! I wish her all the best.

Harry Kovaire

Awesome. Another generation of this dynasty to terrorize my grandchildren.

LIAMD

Her dad gets Bj's and her mom's a foreign policy nightmare. But I guess " what difference does it make " Lets hope this apple falls a long ways from the tree.

Lanivan

Wasn't it just a few days ago you were waxing lyrical about how you love your fellow man? Perhaps you were under the influence of evil forces then.

I think George W. Bush was a terrible president, whose policies, war-mongering, tax cuts to the super rich, and lax oversight brought the US economy to near-collapse, but you didn't hear me being petty, snide, and stupid when his daughter, Jenna and husband, welcomed a baby girl into the family a year ago.

And, just a little suggestion: your referencing Clinton/Monica makes you look, well,..jealous and resentful, if you catch my drift. Probably should keep it on the LD

LIAMD

Did I state anything false..a bit crass perhaps but is it not true ? Sorry..not jealous or resentful in the least bit, just ashamed and disappointed in the choices those in positions of leadership continue to make setting a very very poor example for their children aspiring to do great things with their God given talents. If you can't manage your own household, how then can you expect others to be able to manage theirs ?

Lanivan

Don't dodge and weave. You could have stated your opinion as you did this time, and it would have taken on a very different tone and been more persuasive. You make a good point, which is one reason why I respect the Obama family so much. I feel they represent a strong family unit, with, so far, not a hint of scandal, affairs, their girls are good students and seem to be raised well. Even the mother-in-law lives with them!

As to the Clinton's, you and I might be disgusted with Clinton's roving eye, but the bottom line is, the family has stayed together, Chelsea is a bright, happily married woman, who, from all accounts, loves her parents and has always been close to them, warts and all, and we should be happy for her at this wonderful time in her life.

Both Bill and Hillary have accomplished a great deal in their lives, regardless of whether you agree with them or not. Frankly, their private lives are none of our business, so long as it's not illegal.

Of course, this all changes when politicians spout off constantly about "family values", "Christian teachings", attempting to shove their beliefs down the throats of US citizens via social wedge legislation and bills that infringe on Constitutional Rights, and then are caught with their pants down, in brothels or rest rooms, with marijuana or cocaine on their person, cheating on their wives (sometimes even wives who are very sick, in the case of Newt) with other women and/or men.

Then, yeah - they need to go.

Barry Soetoro

I prefer the "cheating on their wives - sometimes even wives who are very sick, in the case of John Edwards" if you don't mind.

Lanivan

Edwards' transgressions, as awful as they were, don't quite come close to Newt's, who, all the while railing on Clinton for his peccadilloes, was spending tons of taxpayer money to "investigate" (wink-wink), keeping it all front and center, while cheating on his second wife with another Congressional aide, after his second wife was diagnosed with a serious illness, who he married after divorcing his first wife, after she was diagnosed with a serious illness. Got that?

As sleazy as John Edwards was, Newt beats him hands down.

And also, the discussion was about Bill Clinton's daughter, and Bill and Hillary's era, when Newt was the Man, and John Edwards wasn't even in the picture.

Barry Soetoro

Geezus Lani, reading that makes my head hurt. I need a drink now and I'm reduced to huffing the fumes off of the empty Stagg bottle in the recycle bin.

Lanivan

I would mention there's a Huma Lupa Licious in the fridge, but that would be cruel. Does it help to know I'm very happy you have a recycling bin?

Barry Soetoro

A six pack of 312 appeared in my fridge last night. Don't worry, it's gone now. That stuff isn't the same since they started brewing it in NY. Thanks Anheuser-Busch. I confess I do have a recycle bin but the empty Stagg bottle isn't in it. I didn't want to sound like a hoarder but I realized too late how hard it is to come by Stagg and I've been reduced to staring at the empty bottle - whimpering as it collects dust just sitting there waiting for it's replacement to arrive.

Lanivan

For the love of Pete, quit whimpering and get to a Summit.....NJ, that is.

http://www.wine-searcher.com/mer...

Gee - just think of the t-shirts that could be bought for what it costs to buy one bottle of Stagg.
While you're at it, it'd be ever so nice if you picked up a bottle for me. My birthday's coming up....just a thought...

Barry Soetoro

Ahhh, the link is for Stagg "Jr" which is a younger version of GTS. Actually, the suggested retail price for the Jr. is $49.99. Disclosure: the 2012 GTS was 142.6 proof and anything more than a drop or two of water is strictly prohibited. To Hades with the t-shirts - imagine Lanivan, the newly elected Ottawa County Water Resource Commissioner and her Erosion Control Agent, Barry Soetoro tossing back a GTS after she's signs Barry's expense report that included a bottle of said drink.

Lanivan

Disclosure: I discarded the other links, choosing the one that contained the word, "Summit".

Ok - I'm in. I want YOU for my PR/Marketing/Control point person. I can see the logo now ~ "Lanivan & Barry...Where the waste of even one or two drops of water is strictly prohibited".

Tri-cities realist

Debating whose transgressions were worse Newt or Edwards, really? Can't you ever admit that a democrat and republican can be equally reprehensible in their behavior? Good grief, you make Karl Rove look non-partisan.

Lanivan

"Edwards' transgressions, as awful as they were, don't quite come close to Newt's, who, all the while railing on Clinton for his peccadilloes, was spending tons of taxpayer money to "investigate" (wink-wink), keeping it all front and center, while cheating on his second wife with another Congressional aide, after his second wife was diagnosed with a serious illness, who he married after divorcing his first wife, after she was diagnosed with a serious illness. Got that?

As sleazy as John Edwards was, Newt beats him hands down.

And also, the discussion was about Bill Clinton's daughter, and Bill and Hillary's era, when Newt was the Man, and John Edwards wasn't even in the picture"

If you wish to refute the specifics of my comment, I invite you to do so.

Otherwise, get out of my grill, Buddy.

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