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.

Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • New York
soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. Frank Booth

    Save all your hate and negativity, congratulations and best of luck to the lady with her pregnancy! Frank

    April 17, 2014 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  2. Kevin Casey Fleming

    Wait, stop everything! somebody needs to answer this one question! How is this going to play into the next election bid??? (Eye roll)

    April 17, 2014 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. ram

    Congratulations! Hopefully the start of a classy thread. I hope she has a healthy pregnancy!!!!!

    April 17, 2014 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Congratulations, God bless you both!!!

    April 17, 2014 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  5. don in albuquerque

    Congratulations Chelsea and Marc!!!!

    April 17, 2014 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. Yes It's Not

    The Clinton's and Bush's are America's version of the Royal family. I really do detest people who are famous just for the sake of being famous.

    April 17, 2014 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. NealR2000

    I don't understand why she felt the need to make a public announcement about this. She is not a public person. I can only guess that her "advisors" wanted to create an event out of it as a way of building her image to become a politician.

    April 17, 2014 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  8. Jerry Knows Everything

    Best of luck to you and your family. GOD bless that little angel.

    April 17, 2014 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. OvernOut

    I thought Chelsea looked very pretty in a recent photo, I should have guessed that it was from that happy glow that moms-to-be have. Congratulations!

    April 17, 2014 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. Heath

    Congrats to the Clinton family!

    April 17, 2014 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. meriska

    she sign up for obama care?

    April 17, 2014 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Texcocodemora

    Congrats and sorry but why is this news?

    April 17, 2014 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  13. TheMovieFan

    Congrats to her, her husband and her parents.

    I do feel bad for her since their are so many people with ugly opinions of the Clintons and they will treat this happy occasion as an opportunity to disparage her and her child.

    April 17, 2014 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. sly

    Congratulations to our once and future Presidents daughter!

    These are good times for America!

    April 17, 2014 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  15. KarmaBurns

    Congratulations on the blessing of a lifetime 🙂

    April 17, 2014 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  16. Mr. Hand

    Let's see if the media shreds them when they trot the baby out for campaign events like they did with the Palins.

    April 17, 2014 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  17. Cheryl

    Congratulations to the family!

    April 17, 2014 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  18. Anonymous

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

    April 17, 2014 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  19. Doug

    anybody posting anything but "Congrats Chelsea" needs to have their examine.

    Congrats Chelsea. Hope your pregnancy is without issue.

    April 17, 2014 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  20. BMW

    Never heard about their wedding.

    April 17, 2014 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. Annette

    Glad that everything seems to be going well. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy.

    Donald, less class than Jenna Bush Hagar.

    April 17, 2014 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  22. Gene Brown

    Thank you Frank.

    April 17, 2014 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  23. sisterchef

    Would anyone ever ask how being a grandfather might impact a man's ability or desire to be president...or anything else? Good god, we get dumber and dumber.

    April 17, 2014 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  24. Ene

    Chelsea and her husband are expecting a baby. They are happy about it. Why so many of you choose this forum to make negative comments escapes me. CONGRATULATIONS to the future parents!

    April 17, 2014 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  25. Jack


    wish your daddy cou;d run one more tome.

    April 17, 2014 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
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