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. Adam

    not news, none of our business (unless of course this guy is a family values abstinence only type hypocrite)

    January 6, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. Alaskim

    Who cares. This is not pertinent to his job.

    January 6, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  3. Brit

    What does this have to do with anything? Who cares?

    January 6, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  4. Erin O.

    And this is news why? Who cares, half of America has a baby out of wedlock..

    January 6, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. Eric

    So what... nobody cares.

    January 6, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  6. Chris Randell

    Wow, he's certainly been busy. Two kids from a prior marriage, fathering a child while in a committed relationship until Spring 2009, and now engaged to be married to yet another woman as of December 2009. When does he get any work done?

    January 6, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. vivian

    "Out of Wedlock"????? What is this, 1964???? Marriage is a religious institution isn't important to everyone, just the older and more conservative folks.

    January 6, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  8. Eric

    nobody "really" cares.. its all a front.. just an excuse to attack..

    January 6, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  9. Ridiculous

    Who cares? How does this have anything to dowith his ability to serve the country? I smell something foul.

    January 6, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  10. Sara

    How is this news? Does anybody care? Dog bites man. Big news.

    January 6, 2010 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. Economist

    And this is important to the national discourse on war, taxes, health care, climate change, and so on because.... ?

    January 6, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  12. Matt

    Man, thats almost as bad as being head of a conservative family values coalition and having afairs with gay dudes. But then again, when your all conservative you can just pretend "god" has forgiven you and everything is all peachy.

    January 6, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. Scott Knight

    Why would this story ever reach front page CNN.com? I'm continually loosing respect for this news agency when they'e sinking so low that a top story is about a WH aid having a child out of wed lock. Is that really public knowledge worthy?

    January 6, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  14. Rick Washington state

    And why is this a big deal? Most couples live together without getting married and have children. Isn't this "out of wedlock" too? Look at Tom Brady.

    This must have been a slow news day.

    January 6, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  15. Jay

    Why is this news???

    January 6, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  16. carol

    why is this news? it happens everywhere.

    January 6, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  17. Erik in Houston

    C'mon, this sounds like the Enquirer, CNN! Let's get back to the real news.

    January 6, 2010 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    And this is news why?

    January 6, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  19. chris l

    My God, Tax Cheats, Communists, Socialists, Radicals, Racists and now A Love Child!!!! LOL, This administration is pathetic. It is an embarrassment to have these disgusting individuals represent the USA. This administration will go down in history as one giant Black Eye on a once great Nation.

    January 6, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  20. Joe

    Who cares. is this really news. People are born every day, millions are born every year. Give me a break.

    January 6, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  21. Diane

    Okay....why is this considered a NEWS story ???? Who CARES ???

    January 6, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  22. Sean

    I'm a card-carrying member of the GOP, and normally would be more than happy to see the President's administration taken down a peg or two. This, however, is not news. Mr. Orszag's child is of absolutely no consequence to the rest of the nation, and does not reflect poorly on his boss in any way whatsoever. Kudos to the parents for keeping a positive attitude for the sake of their child, and shame on CNN for not only publishing this article, but linking it as a top headline.

    January 6, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  23. seg

    NO ONE could have a personal life like this if he were truly committed to this particular position at this particular time in our nation's history.

    January 6, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  24. JoelWhy

    And, if we lived in the 1950s, this would be news.

    January 6, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  25. ted

    OK, this is news, CNN?

    January 6, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
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