January 6th, 2010
07:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama official confirms birth of child

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag released a statement Wednesday confirming the birth of an out-of-wedlock daughter.
White House Budget Director Peter Orszag released a statement Wednesday confirming the birth of an out-of-wedlock daughter.

Washington (CNN) – President Obama’s top budget official acknowledged Wednesday fathering a child out of wedlock, less than two weeks after announcing his engagement to another woman.

Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag and the mother of the child, Claire Milonas, released a statement announcing the birth of their daughter soon after the New York Post reported the news on its Web site.

“We were in a committed relationship until the spring of 2009,” Orszag and Milonas said in a joint statement. “In November, Claire gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Although we are no longer together, we are both thrilled she is happy and healthy, and we would hope that everyone will respect her privacy.”

Orszag recently announced his engagement to ABC News Correspondent Bianna Golodryga.


A source close to Orszag, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, emphasized that the “relationship was clearly over before he met Bianna.”

“They are two adults who are working out what’s best for everyone,” the source said of Orszag and Milonas.

Orszag has two children from a previous marriage.


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  1. Mick

    A committed relationship!?!? What a pitiful joke. This guy has two children by a previous marriage, and has broken up with the mother of his third child. He is committed to no one but himself. Mature people make a commitment to one another, and then make a commitment to their children. They take responsibility. This guy turns my stomach, but he is just like his peers in the federal government – absolutely and purely self-centered and unworthy of human respect. If this guy slipped on the ice and fell under a bus, I wouldn't stop to watch the wheels roll over him.

    January 6, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  2. Roni

    It's nobody's business. Why is this even being reported?

    January 6, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  3. kellyjohnson

    I don't get it......

    January 6, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  4. Phillip

    Is this really news? I'm not a big Obama supporter but seriously? Let's put a spin on this and make it sound like they are holding orgies in the White House. People have children out of wedlock every day. Some are planned, some are not. Get a grip and find a real story to report on.

    January 6, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  5. BobSchneider

    What is the news here? This is 2010.

    January 6, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  6. ohboy

    why is this important

    January 6, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  7. Amir, DC

    Why is that news?

    January 6, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  8. Anthony

    Who cares?

    January 6, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Rick from Portland

    Leave the poor guy alone, this is not news. What, are you waving this as some red flag looking for right-wingnuts to charge at as evidence of the God-less Obamanites running our contry into the ground? Well, this guy has nothing on Sanford, Ensign, Vitter, et al. Drop it, this is a non-story, you should be ashamed.

    January 6, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  10. Lisa

    Last time I checked, it was 2010, not 1910. Why is this news???

    January 6, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. Chris

    Um, who cares? Not politically newsworthy unless you're trying to spin it into the Washington version of Gisele Bundchen/Tom Brady/Bridget Moynihan. I would expect that of TMZ not CNN.

    January 6, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  12. Drew Stalinsky

    Who cares that he fathered a child out of wedlock? Was this reported because he works at the WH? Please, report on something that is worthy.

    January 6, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  13. Mia

    Is this really news in 2010? Why not just say illegitimate kid of official...this is absolutely ridiculous and offensive to refer to the child in this way. Since when are does CNN write to appeal to the ultra conservatives or report the birth of a child to elected officials? Congratulations to the parents...your child is a blessing and the status of your relationship at the time of birth is irrelevant.

    January 6, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  14. Joan Rocky

    Do we really? Do we really in 2010 use the term "out of wedlock" ? And if so and it is such newsworthy, why do we not see the same headlines posted for 98% of celebrity's children's biths?

    January 6, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  15. Linda

    why is this national news?

    January 6, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  16. Jenny

    And why should we care? This is none of our business. Shame on the people who thought this was national news worthy.

    January 6, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  17. Cici

    Slow news day? Why is this news? This is a common occurrence today.

    January 6, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  18. Mary

    This is a story? Who cares?

    January 6, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  19. Susan

    OMG – this is not a political news story, CNN.

    January 6, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  20. Obama Mama

    This is a personal matter and does not belong on here....Babies are beautiful be good parents

    January 6, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  21. bc

    Who doesn't know someone who's given birth out of wedlock today?
    Just how does this rate as a top story?

    Must be a slow news today–again!

    January 6, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  22. Michelle

    Women have babies out-of-wedlock ALL THE TIME. Who really cares? Why did someone feel the need to write a story about it?

    January 6, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  23. jon rubey

    who cares!

    January 6, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  24. Shelley

    Why is this news?

    January 6, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  25. sue

    So what...congratulations to them both. Leave them alone and mind your own business.

    January 6, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
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