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. Mark

    In 2052, her child will be old enough to run for President! Bush-Clinton Forever!

    April 17, 2014 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  2. Barb Mooney

    Congrats!!!! God Bless Everyone!!!!

    April 17, 2014 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. davecu

    IT WASN'T ME!!

    Good luck with your pregnancy and birth. May all go smoothly. Sincerely.

    Damn, another Democratic voter in the making 😉
    (lighten up, wish her well)

    April 17, 2014 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  4. Stephanie

    Congratulations, Chelsea! And Jenna is right - it's the best club in the world! (at last, a Bush says something I agree with...)

    April 17, 2014 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. djjimi

    I can't believe someone actually went there...

    April 17, 2014 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. Kera

    I hope the kid is rebellious and becomes a Republican.

    April 17, 2014 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. NamePeggy Colbert

    Congratulations. You will be a great Mom. You have what it takes, a pure heart, loving arms and a hope full of dreams and expectations. You had a couple of great role-models, your Mom and Grandmother.

    April 17, 2014 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. Ann C. Moore

    Congratulations to Chelsea and Marc.

    April 17, 2014 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  9. Logical Thinker

    She is not quoted as saying she is pregnant, just that their first child is "arriving" later this year. In fact, the article doesn't even say she is pregnant, only the headline. Did anyone check to see if she was pregnant vs. adopting? Maybe the author of this post has more quotes to share that indicate one or the other? Do you have any facts to support that headline?

    April 17, 2014 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  10. Bagocheese

    Her husband deserves the congressional Medal of Honor.

    April 17, 2014 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. Kathy, AZ

    SO HAPPY for Bill & Haillary. I know they have so been looking forwards to being grandparents & I think they'll be excellent ones. I wish all of them much happiness.

    April 17, 2014 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  12. Barbra K

    Congratulations Chelsea and Marc. You have always been a great example, making everyone proud of you.Ignore all the negativity that's been posted.. This is a great time or you two. Until you experience it, it is difficult to describe the
    wonderful feeling. Enjoy,enjoy,enjoy. Also congratulation to Hillary and Bill,Marjorie and her husband.

    April 17, 2014 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  13. Vijay

    Welcome to the world of parenting....

    April 17, 2014 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  14. scott

    congratulations all around

    April 17, 2014 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  15. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Congratulations Chelsea!

    April 17, 2014 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  16. barb'sbarb

    Congrats, Chelsea!

    April 17, 2014 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  17. Name


    April 17, 2014 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  18. Susan

    Congratulations Chelsea and Marc! Much joy! I am sure your parents are very excited! I can't wait to see Bill and Hillary with there first grandchild. God Bless you all.

    April 17, 2014 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  19. ANNIER

    Congratulations to the happy parents-to-be...

    April 17, 2014 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  20. Pair plum

    Yay!!! Congrats to the Clinton's! Hoping Hillary runs in 2016!!! Long live the Clinton legacy!

    April 17, 2014 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  21. Mike

    Why is this the third link of national news?
    Why is it top news that the daughter of a former president (13 years ago) had a kid? Or why do we care to 'watch chelsea announce her pregnancy'?

    People get pregnant. Chelsea has no bearing on society, our government or even or entertainment industry.
    Slow news day huh CNN?

    April 17, 2014 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  22. Claudia. Houson, Tx

    Congratulations Chelsea. I love seeing young women put all there ducks in a roll before motherhood and that's important in life for you and your children.

    April 17, 2014 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  23. Americans Wakeup

    congratulations, now please tell grandma not to run for president.
    This isn't a monarchy.

    April 17, 2014 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Congratulations Chelsea!

    April 17, 2014 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  25. Miguel

    "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."

    Who says this crap in real life?

    April 17, 2014 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
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