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.
not news, none of our business (unless of course this guy is a family values abstinence only type hypocrite)
Who cares. This is not pertinent to his job.
What does this have to do with anything? Who cares?
And this is news why? Who cares, half of America has a baby out of wedlock..
So what... nobody cares.
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?
"Out of Wedlock"????? What is this, 1964???? Marriage is a religious institution isn't important to everyone, just the older and more conservative folks.
nobody "really" cares.. its all a front.. just an excuse to attack..
Who cares? How does this have anything to dowith his ability to serve the country? I smell something foul.
How is this news? Does anybody care? Dog bites man. Big news.
And this is important to the national discourse on war, taxes, health care, climate change, and so on because.... ?
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.
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?
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.
Why is this news???
why is this news? it happens everywhere.
C'mon, this sounds like the Enquirer, CNN! Let's get back to the real news.
And this is news why?
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.
Who cares. is this really news. People are born every day, millions are born every year. Give me a break.
Okay....why is this considered a NEWS story ???? Who CARES ???
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.
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.
And, if we lived in the 1950s, this would be news.
OK, this is news, CNN?