April 17th, 2014
04:37 PM ET
9 years ago

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child

(CNN) - Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women's event in New York.

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"Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," Chelsea said at the end of the event.

"And I certainly feel all the better whether it's girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in a world full of so many strong, young female leaders. So thank you for inspiring me and thank you for inspiring future generations."

Clinton added: "I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me."

Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky in 2010.

While a spokesperson for Clinton and Mezvinsky declined to answers questions about the due date, how long the couple knew about the pregnancy and why they chose to make the announcement at this event, they did say the baby is coming in the fall.

"Chelsea and Marc are very excited to be expecting their first child in the fall," the spokesperson said. "They have been blessed with incredibly supportive, loving families and can't wait to be parents themselves."

In an October interview with Glamour, Clinton said the couple wants "to start a family."

"So we decided we were going to make 2014 the Year of the Baby," Clinton said.

Equally important to the plan, she told the reporter: "Call my mother and tell her that. She asks us about it every single day."

Clinton talked about her mother's impatience for grandchildren in a 2012 Vogue interview, saying they were thinking about starting a family in "a couple of years."

Bill Clinton congratulated his daughter on the announcement, and he and his wife celebrated their new titles.

Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, who gave birth to a baby girl last April, welcomed Clinton to the world of motherhood on twitter.

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soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. Brian Shaw

    Whoopdie doo! What a freak'n miracle! What I don't understand is why my niece, who is also pregnant (as well as several million other women around the planet, I'm sure), doesn't get similar press treatment. Maybe Chelsea's child will be way more special.

    April 17, 2014 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. manhandler1

    Congrats......Couldn't happen to a better family.

    April 17, 2014 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  3. twalk


    This is less interesting than when we heard that Kim K. was pregnant.


    A lot more interesting than when we heard GWB's daughter was pregnant.

    April 17, 2014 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  4. twalk


    Congrats and sorry but why is this news?


    Same reason it was when GWB's daughter was pregnant. It would be funny it GWB grandchild became a Liberal.

    April 17, 2014 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  5. anthrogirl

    Good news! Wishing the parents much luck and patience!

    April 17, 2014 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  6. DarqueSide

    Contrats to the Clinton clan. Hillary got her wish!

    April 17, 2014 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  7. Ellen

    Congratulations! Happy news.

    April 17, 2014 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  8. underwaterops

    Congrats to all.

    April 17, 2014 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  9. authorjr

    Why do we embrace this like is the next King or something. They are not Royalty, they are regular people just like you and me, public people that served, why all the embracing like royalty is coming?

    April 17, 2014 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  10. myway

    That means we'll soon have a grandmother as president.

    April 17, 2014 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  11. Bill Willie

    Way to go. Start the kid off by using him/her to make political/social statements. Here's some advice. Be a better parent than the ones you had.

    April 17, 2014 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  12. Mona

    Congrats Chelsea & Mark...you'll make wonderful parents. Just plan on losing lots of sleep! After that, you'll be fine!!

    April 18, 2014 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  13. marlena jimmerson

    congrad to da clintons,Bill was my favorite pres,wish yall da best

    April 18, 2014 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  14. Diane

    Congratulations. Babies are a blessing. Following in Clinton tradition, Chelsea's expected baby is used for Hillary's unbridled quest for publicity just as Chelsea herself was used. Chelsea and the father should have made this announcement together.

    April 18, 2014 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  15. Peter

    Nice to hear the good news Chelsea

    April 18, 2014 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
  16. Amy Edwards

    Congratulations Chelsea and Marc!

    April 18, 2014 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  17. MJD

    WOW! This is news? an immoral President, an incompetent SOS, and a kid that looked like she got mule kicked. How is this news?

    April 18, 2014 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  18. Gloria


    April 18, 2014 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  19. Marie MD

    Congratulations Chelsea. Not only did her parents raised her right but she has shown that she is a very smart caring woman.

    April 18, 2014 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  20. Gloria


    April 18, 2014 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  21. Maryellen

    Love it, congratulations Chelsea and Marc!

    April 18, 2014 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  22. G_Edwards

    Congratulations to Chelsea and to CNN!

    Chelsea for obvious reasons. CNN for not making this the top headline for the next nine months.


    April 18, 2014 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
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