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. MdNative

    Why is this news..............Who cares. I only clicked the link to verify that this story echoed the headline. I thought for a second maybe the story would be about something else or at least something interesting........

    January 6, 2010 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  2. Tom B

    A politician engaged in relations when not married to the other person in question? Shocking....

    January 6, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. William Delaney

    Why is this news, CNN? Really? Cant we focus on more important issues.

    January 6, 2010 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    This is news, really? I think conservative America needs to stop pushing their morals and expectations on other people. Get over it people and get upset about something that really matters.

    January 6, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. AustHall

    And Who really cares about this???

    January 6, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  6. Robert

    Congratulations Peter!

    January 6, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  7. Beth

    Why is this news? Aren't there more pressing issues going on it the world today?

    January 6, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  8. teresa

    Really, Wedlock who cares...is this really news..it's 2010 not the 1950's!!!

    January 6, 2010 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  9. sherry

    Oh the horror....Big deal how is this news.
    Ye without sin cast the first stone.

    January 6, 2010 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  10. Bill

    Why is this news? Sad that someone felt this merited a story on CNN...

    January 6, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  11. cjbf

    Whose business is this?

    January 6, 2010 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  12. Who writes this stuff?

    Out of wedlock? I thought the year was 2010, not 1950!

    January 6, 2010 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  13. NDahl

    This story makes me lose respect for CNN. This is not news, it 2010 and CNN thinks an "out-of-wedlock" child is news worth? This is Orszag's personal business.

    January 6, 2010 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  14. Jeff

    Why is this news?

    January 6, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  15. Shane from NC

    As a conservative young man from a state that turned blue for Obama, I am a little uneasy that this made the news. While I do think that children born out of wedlock face a much tougher childhood, I don't think this is national news, much less news for the so called "Political Ticker"

    What about this news is worthy of the political ticker other than it involves a federal bureaucrat. PLEASE get back to the real news and out of people's private lives. Gosh, CNN is starting to look like TMZ.

    January 6, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  16. Bethany

    Is this 1954 all of a sudden? Who cares about a baby born out of wed-lock? If all parties involved know and the baby is being loved and cared for then why does the public need to know? Aren't there more important things going on in the world today to be reporting on?

    January 6, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  17. Katrina

    Obviously he wasn't THAT committed if he didn't stick around long enough for the birth of the baby – and not only that – he's engaged to a different woman already!

    January 6, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  18. chuck

    What with the headline? Is this the 1800's? Since when is an out of wedlock baby news?

    January 6, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  19. Pete

    And this is news? why?

    January 6, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  20. Scott

    How exactly is this news?

    January 6, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  21. New Yorker

    Another sad story. it's the children who suffer because of irresponsible parenting. Say what you will; believe what you want but the fact remains: it's the children who suffer.

    January 6, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  22. Jillian

    Congratulations to the parents of the happy, healthy baby!

    January 6, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  23. WHO CARES

    Even though I'm a Republican I speak for everyone when I say WHO CARES!

    January 6, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  24. Alan Goldstein

    And this is news, because?

    January 6, 2010 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  25. Schmedlock

    What's with the headline about the child being born out of wedlock? That has nothing to do with the story and is in fact not even mentioned in the text. Also, here's a newsflash for the newspeople, it is not illegal or even scandalous anymore for children to be born out of wedlock. What was the point of this story?

    January 6, 2010 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
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