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.
Wow!!! you mean he is no better than a lot of other American, like Tom Brady? it's 2010 it's reality.... this happens... nonstory here move along
This has absolutely no news value. Trashy, trashy. Please stay away from TMZ like coverage...a majority of us hate it!
At least their still together unlike the losers family
I can't believe you think this is news.
Why is this newsworthy?
This is news? How desperate are we digging to say someone has a child out of wedlock? CNN get back to 2010.
Is this really news? who cares about this guys personal life, more important things are going on....
Why is CNN even posting this? It seems they post things to get a rise out of people.
I hope we don't see posts slamming this. Many Americans are born out of wedlock. All I say is, be a father to the child.
This is not news and it is a private manner. This is not against the law and has nothing to do with this man's job.
Why is this news? Oh right, it's so the perfect holier than thou crowd can throw rocks from their glass houses. If he doesn't pay child support, then it might be news, otherwise he is no different than millions of other Americans but somebody will want to condemn him in a political way.
typical democrat hypocrisy!!! what's new?
America alone has TONS of children out of wedlock; being a politician makes him special??? Good grief. Now IF he was on the Most Wanted list of child support evaders...THAT would be a little different.
Is this the same guy CNN called the White house hunk?
He is one confused guy there – how does he have time to be a WH
and who can trust his opinion?
And this is news WHY? And in the Ticker? C'mon CNN! What is so important about this clip? Ok, maybe news fodder for the trash mags, but CNN's Ticker?
Would it be too much to ask to have some REAL news? This type of article belongs in the tabloids (or Fox News).
Is this really news??????? Congrats on the child but who cares? What is this 1960?
Is CNN so hard up for news, that it has to humiliate someone whose behavior has zero effect on any other person? Shame on you! Have you no decency?
Why is this newsworthy? This type of thing happens all the time. As Americans, we believe in a fundamental right to have or not have children. Must have been a slow news day!!
And why is this news?
It is 2010. Since when did someone having a baby outside of marriage become news!!! He wasn't even married to someone else. He was in a relationship with the woman. Seriously... are you just trying to sabotage him?
And apparently we're still in the 1950's... oh wait this probably wouldn't make national news even back then.
Really? Is this news worthy? Last I checked it was 2010 and not 1810.
Who cares...? It's not the 1700's anymore, having a child "out of wedlock" is his business, not the rest of the world's.
Grover Cleveland fathered a kid out of wedlock in the 1880s, and he was a little higher up than a White House "aide." Scandalous then? Not really. So why are we so shocked a hundred and twenty years later? Because of mythical Republican "values," that's why. Get a life.