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. jclr

    This is news?!? Two grown consenting adults had sex, concieved a child, broke up, moved on, gave birth, and this is on the ticker...

    January 6, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    I understand why the New York Post wants this to be its business, but it really isn't.
    It's the business of the three adults and the one infant, who cannot speak for herself, most involved.

    January 6, 2010 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  3. Rafael

    Why is this news?!

    January 6, 2010 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  4. Ron - St. Louis

    HOLY COW!!! It the year 2010 and I am certain all the Puritans crawled in a hole and died. I think it is perfectly okay to have childing in the 21st century and not be married.

    May all three of them live a long and happy life!

    January 6, 2010 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  5. Jaimon

    I'd love to respect his privacy, but dude... publicly announcing an engagement kinda puts you out there.. and you're a public figure. From getting your girlfriend pregnant to being engaged to another girl in less than 9 months? Wow. Hello Jerry Springer.

    January 6, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  6. tom

    so how is this newsworthy?

    January 6, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  7. uglydeb

    tell me..........why is this the WORLD's business? Why should AMERICA know this............? Step up if you have NOT EVER made a mistake......one mistake/opinion/choice in which you would want 200+ million people to VOICE their opinion to you......we just need to STOP IT...........be nice.....mind our own business.....if affects/effects you, handle it... if it does not...............let it go..................

    January 6, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  8. jimmy smith

    Whats up with this story CNN?!?! THIS is not news!!!! No one even know who this person is and you have to go and put a link about it being out of wedlock? This is pathetic...

    January 6, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  9. Jeffery E.

    Ok, so? Is this really newsworthy? Does this diminish his ability to budget? Why are you wasting time on this?

    January 6, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  10. Dan Bellrichard

    Why is this news worthy?

    January 6, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  11. john

    I am so glad that our president and his hand-picked staff are continuing to set such a a great example for all Americans.

    January 6, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  12. K. H.

    WHY is this news? I'm so confused. People have children out of wedlock and with women who are no longer their partners (or men who are no longer their partners) ALL the time!

    January 6, 2010 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  13. barbara

    Congradulation....Best wishes .........
    This is private...now lets drop it and get on with our lives so they can do the same.......

    January 6, 2010 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  14. Independent_me

    Well, as Sarah Palin would say,,, he ought to be admired and celebrated for choosing to bring the baby into the world instead of having an abortion.

    Sarah Palin has made it completely acceptable and godly for babies to be born out of wedlock.

    Congratulations, Mr. Orszag!

    January 6, 2010 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  15. Miss Kris--- Texas

    WHO CARES!!!! Most people now days have kids out of wedlock... at least the guy has NOT abandoned her... he his engaged to her! WOW get a life and get real stories!

    January 6, 2010 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  16. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    How is this the proper concern of anyone but the people involved?

    January 6, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  17. Michael Hsu

    hehehe, so typical. This would never have happened in the bush or reagan administration.

    January 6, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  18. Ken

    who cares? why is this significant

    January 6, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  19. Rob

    Are you kidding..."out of wedlock baby", people pay you for these headlines, maybe your moonlighting from the Nat Enquirer.
    Truly pitiful.......

    January 6, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  20. dmcd

    Who cares... I only care if someone is hypocritical about it. If he had been preach family values for a decade and then this happened, I would be disappointed. As it is, he is just like millions of other Americans.

    January 6, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  21. Andy - Minnesota

    Why do we care about this? Not sure why this is an issue except for the bible-belt, right-wing crazies to run with.

    I'm happy for Mr. Orszag and Ms. Milonas – as everyone should be.

    January 6, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  22. Fitz in Texas

    So, what went wrong that made you no longer committed to the relationship you had with this woman whom was carrying your child Mr. Orszag? Seeing another woman, hmmmmmmmmm Mr. Orszag.

    January 6, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  23. OMG

    So what...is this news worthy???

    January 6, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  24. Arlington

    Why is this news? Is no one safe from the prying and prurient eyes of the media?

    January 6, 2010 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  25. Tasha, Houston, TX

    and this is news, why? Who cares if he has a baby out of wedlock. We, as taxpayers, should only care if he doesnt support his child financially and the mom has to receive assistance.

    January 6, 2010 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
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