Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter, is pregnant with her first child.
Clinton made the announcement on stage at a Clinton Foundation event in New York City on Thursday:
“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.”
It was an appropriate slant for the announcement given that Clinton was participating in a forum at Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation, an event designed to promote empowerment among young women.
The event took place at the Lower East Side Girls Club and was moderated by actress and activist America Ferrera.
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) April 17, 2014
” … thank you for inspiring future generations, including the one that we’ll be lucky enough to welcome into our family later this year,” Clinton said.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat beside her daughter beaming proudly as the announcement was made.
In a 2012 interview with Vogue Clinton alluded to the fact that her mother was anxious for grandchildren.
“Marc and I are both working really hard right now,” she said at the time, “but I think in a couple of years, hopefully . . . literally, God willing. And I hope my mom can wait that long.”
My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be! @billclinton and I are thrilled that Chelsea and Marc are expecting their first child!
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 17, 2014
Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky in 2010. Like his wife, Mezvinsky is the son of politicians, but he seems content to stay on the sidelines, at least for now, and continue his work as an investment banker.
Lots of excited cousins and one very proud grandmother-to-be send all our love to @ChelseaClinton and Marc. -MM
— Marjorie Margolies (@MMargoliesPA) April 17, 2014
After announcing her pregnancy, Clinton added “I just hope that I’ll be as good to my child as my mom was to me,” to which Hillary, who is seen by many as the front-runner for the presidency in 2016, replied “I’m expecting a grand child which I’m very excited about. We’re very excited about what’s happening in our family but we’re also very excited about what we’re doing.”