Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child

04/17/2014 at 04:30 PM ET

Chelsea Clinton Pregnant Expecting First Child Marc Mezvinsky Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Hillary Clinton may be eyeing a run for president, but she’s about to take on another exciting role: grandmother.

Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child this fall, the former First Daughter, 34, announced Thursday while speaking at an event in New York City for the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which seeks to empower women globally.

“Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year,” she said. “I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in world filled with so many strong female leaders.”

The daughter of Hillary and President Bill Clinton, Chelsea and Mezvinsky were married in 2010.

“Thank you for all of the kind words!” she Tweeted following the event. Her parents soon chimed in. “Excited to add a new line to my Twitter bio … grandfather-to-be! Hillary and I are so happy for Chelsea and Marc,” Bill wrote, while Hillary added, “My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!”

Chelsea has been vocal about her desire to have kids. In October, she told Glamour she hoped to have a baby this year.

“We want, God willing, to start a family. So we decided to make 2014 the Year of the Baby,” she said. “And please call my mother and tell her that.”

Hillary, 66, and Bill, 67, should be relieved – the political parents slyly pushed their daughter to procreate, she told Rachael Ray in the same month.

“There is completely unapologetic pressure. In private and in public,” she joked. “If one of my parents were sitting here, they would tell you without blinking an eye that it would make them the happiest thing on earth if I were to make them grandparents, and they would say it so effusively, and I would feel a bit of pressure.”

“We’re just thrilled,” Mezvinsky’s mother Marjorie Margolies, who is running for her old congressional seat in Pennsylvania’s 13th district, tells PEOPLE.

“There are 18 grandchildren on this side of the family so he or she is going to have a lot of cousins and they’ll be very pleased,” she says, adding that the last grandchild was born just five months ago.

Marc broke the news to her “like any normal, carbon-based homo sapien” does it,” she jokes. “He called me and said, ‘Chelsea’s pregnant.'”

The former president was just in town for a fundraiser for Margolies last week, but she was mum about whether they talked grandchildren.

“It was just wonderful,” she says of the fundraiser. “He’s a rock star and people were just thrilled to see him.”

“I am ecstatic,” he told reporters Thursday afternoon.

Chelsea Clinton Pregnant Expecting First Child Marc Mezvinsky Spencer Platt/Getty

— Michele Corriston with reporting by Nicole Weisensee Egan and Sharon Cotliar

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bitsy on

Wonderful news. I wish them all the happiness in the world.

Lulu on

Oh lord bill Clinton as a grandpa can’t wait to see that! Congrats Chelsea

Debra Pearlstein on

congrats! she is a great woman.

Anna M on

Congratulations to you and your husband Chelsea. May you be blessed with a happy, healthy baby.

Sacré on

Congrat to Marc and Chelsea! I bet her parents are thrilled. Hillary has been quite vocal about wanting grandchildren.

Doc on

Congratulations!!!! Such happy news!

Ladybug on

Congratulations. The baby will give them a lifetime of happiness.

sterling on

Happy news, but instead of “first child” why not say “only” child? That would be terrific! And “first child” is such a cliche anyway. “All the better”? What? Speaking of political sons-in-law, which I must, her husband is “all the better” looking than Jenna Bush’s husband.

ah, Grandpa Slick Willie.

deewa2010 on

YAY! Some of us do care. I watched Chelsea grow up. She has done a great job staying classy for one, and now involved with the Clinton Foundation. Congrats to her & husband Marc.

jen on

perfect prop for Hillary’s campaign….

Rhonda on

Congratulations! This is wonderful news.

Melanie on

Yay! Congratulations to the lovely Chelsea and her husband Marc! Wonderful news.

Ridiculous on

Because this will be their FIRST child, Sterling. And you better get your eyes checked if you really think this guy is better looking than Jenna’s husband.

Molly on

Awesome for an amazing couple!

American Mom on

All children are good news but it’s ironic that people like the Clintons, who support the slaughter of millions upon millions of the unborn every year are so excited to be grandparents.

All unborn babies should as welcome and treasured as this baby. And when circumstances aren’t ideal, they shouldn’t be murdered. All of that feminist talk is nonsense- they should support the rights of unborn women first, and work their way up from there.

Bridget on

FYI- Just because one is pro-choice does not mean they are pro-abortion, or against life… I am pro-choice, but don’t encourage or recommend abortion, I realize there are times when a woman needs to make a difficult life choice and rather than condemn her, I support her. And just because I am pro-choice does not mean I cannot or should not celebrate the birth of a child…Also- really unnecessary to turn the news of a baby into a political issue.

I am happy for new life.

Janice on

We’re so happy for Chelsea and Marc! I gave birth to my daughter named Chelsea Joy 36 years ago, in the fall too!

Janet on

Yuck. That family should not be allowed to procreate. They’re all fuglies….inside and out.

ImALadyToo on

Sterling – “My mom’s better than your mom…..”. Jeesh! Grow up.

MrMonkee on

She grew up to be a beautiful young lady. I f she can be half the parent her parents were to her she’ll do just fine.

Mrs LH on

Pushing their daughter to procreate in a world that is is already 7 billion + people? *sigh* Just another statistic falling into the ‘women must have babies to be significant’ category.

Lilly on

Nice news. Be well.

soph on

“And you better get your eyes checked if you really think this guy is better looking than Jenna’s husband.”

Get your brain checked, sweetie…seeing as how it’s a matter of taste and all. So sad indeed.

ValB on

.. I bet this will be one birth they don’t pass out the cigars!

Lilyflower on

Congrats! On a side note, some of these comments are ridiculous. No reason for this story to be turned into a political debate.

exit82 on

“We want, God willing, to start a family.
now she really sounds like a Jewish mother- mazel

my my my... on

Congratulations to Chelsea & Marc, lovely & wonderful news. You haters keep your ridiculous political views to yourself. Nocares about your crazy talk, except the voices in your head & your nutty friends.

lee on

It’s not mine!

Jane on

Woo hoo!!! Chelsea & Marc deserve all the happiness a new baby would bring any young couple!

1SoaringChick on

YAY… GREAT news!!!

Jane Moore on

Congratulations and best wishes! Nothing more exciting than a new baby in the world! 😉

Louise Glass on

I am very happy for Chelsea and Marc. I watched Chelsea grow up into a young woman who is lovely and intelligent. A daughter the Clinton’s can be very proud of.
I was disturbed by the political jibes that were brought into an announcement of profound happiness. Can’t everyone despite their personal political feelings just be happy for this young couple?

Melissa on

Congrats Chelsea!

Larna on

Congratulations! I have a feeling Chelsea will be a great mother.

Anonymous on

Since she and her hag mother support abortion, I wonder how many she has had and what made her decide to let one live.

Anonymous on

I’m really happy for her and for her parents—-what a joy!

ELC on

Congrats to Marc and Chelsea. That’s great news.

Leah on

Congrats to the lovely couple!

MrMonkee on

@Annonymous, being abortion is legal and a woman’s right to choose to have one….or two….or three it really doesn’t matter how many she may have aborted because she done nothing illegal and in no way affected your life……so get over it and find something else to rant about. Just like you, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. If abortion is not right for you , good. But don’t try and force your beliefs on others.

Megan on

Congratulations Chelsea & Marc….wonderful news!

Mr Wonderful on

If it’s a girl, name her MONICA!

Pattrish on

Congrats. I hope the baby resembles Mark’s family. He is pretty good-looking.

Vania on

So happy for you guys!

Renee on

Gosh it doesn’t seem that long ago that she was almost a teenager and her dad was President… exciting time for their family! on

Who cares! She is still ugly. Hopefully, the child will be better looking!

Kat on

She’s one of my favorite celebs. I’d love to meet her.


Alicia on

Congratulations! I grew up with Chelsea when the Clinton’s were in the WH. Some of the best times ever – great economy! How wonderful for this little baby to say both my Grandpa AND Grandma were President! God Bless America and this new little one.

American Mom on

Chelsea Clinton is a do-nothing rich brat who thinks that living on others’ millions qualifies her to tell real American families- especially us women- how to think and live our lives. And the only reason she’s a rich brat is because her parents are brazenly corrupt politicians who have stolen and swindled nearly every cent to their names. They have blood on their hands- both of them.

Chelsea, until you CHOSE to step into public life I had NO criticism of you, but you have no basis for a political career. Enjoy your baby. Enjoy your $10 million Manhattan penthouse your parents bought you. Be healthy and happy. Maybe get a real job beyond licking envelopes for mommy and daddy. Until then, don’t tell us American women what to think or do. We don’t need your help here in the real world.

MrMonkee on

@American Mom; Talk about someone being off basis. You should probably learn to use fact check before making comments. It would make you seem less foolish.

Guest on

Can we muzzle “American Mom” and throw her back in her kennel yet? Geez, they let just about anyone on the Internet these days.

k krumtz on

I have never been a fan of Bill or Hillary, but I just feel the need to say that this is not, and should not, be an issue of politics. Say what you want about the Clintons, but they will be wonderful grandparents. Were people this awful when Jenna Bush-Hager welcomed her precious little girl? Absolutely! And no one can deny that George and Laura are probably wonderful grandparents. Bottom line: a ‘first child’ is having a baby, and no matter what your political inclination may be, its important to acknowledge that someone that the citizens of our nation elected fair and square, is becoming a grandpa. That’s a gift. Just my two cents, but really dislike all the hate…

Jerri on

who really cares, it’s another kid brought into a world where I for one am glad I won’t live long enough to see what becomes of the Great United States……..between her parents, Obama………. the other White House Idiots,and Congress…….just saying

akjshdkajwhd on

good for them!

Jane on

WTF cares????????

Guest on

Jenna bush is a class act wishing Clinton well.

Annie Mouse on

“I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in world filled with so many strong female leaders.” Not really. We still have A LONG way to go with this.

emma on

Congrats to the happy couple! I wish them well – this is lovely news!

JA on

With their teeth, this couple better start saving for their offspring’s orthodontia right now.

Gigi on

Chelsea is an incredible young woman and will make a great mother. Congrats to the two of them!

Izzie on

This child has two grandfathers devoid of character and integrity and grandmothers willing to look the other way to advance their own agendas. Great role models they’ll be for the child.

alex on

Congrats, I have nothing against this person, even though her parents so not show the best in ethics, morals or values, it appears they have been wonderful parents to their daughter.

K. on

She seems like a sensible young woman.

politicallyincorreect on

Wait…a child? She knows this how? Science? It’s not a “clump of cells”? This means she’s pro-life since being pro-choice means only being pro-abortion? They even come up with politically motivated babies. Now Hillary can ride that to 2016 since she has no true accomplishments while trying to appeal to “moms” and what not. Good luck to them but…ugh.

Anonymous on

Future Pres? Future Anti Christ?

Marky on

Congratulations to Chelsea Clinton and her husband; no doubt they are thrilled to be pregnant, and no doubt their families are, as well. I was never a Clinton fan, and believe Bill Clinton insulted the office of the presidency, and caused terrible pain to his wife and daughter. BUT, they apparently worked through the trauma of it, and I believe strongly that Chelsea has faced enough difficulty with having political parents who have had their share of faux pas, and she’s done it with grace and dignity always. She and her husband are not accountable for the mistakes of their parents, and neither are the daughters of Geo. Bush.

When these young people have children, and share parts of their life, it shouldn’t be an opening to treat them to insults and harsh criticisms of their parents. Save the hateful comments about their parents for a thread about the parents themselves! Ridiculous to make fun of Chelsea’s appearance, her teeth or anything else…some of you need to grow up and learn some manners!!!

Catherine on

To: Anti Clinton pro women

Please. You’re a typical women hating Tea Bag. The only thing you have on Hillary is a fake scandal.

The Party of Hate is going to lose by an even BIGGER landslide in 2016.

You people are pathetic. Fake Scandals ain’t going to get you haters into the White House.

Nancy on


Anonymous on

Perfect timing for grandam’s campaign. All planned. Plus my intuition says Chelsea and her husband are not a happily married newlyweds.

Anonymous on

he looks oily and dirty

Ann on

Old Bill and Hillary…grandparents……ummmmm!!!

Anonymous on

Lovely couple, congrats!

Hea on

Annie Mouse on April 17th, 2014
“I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in world filled with so many strong female leaders.” Not really. We still have A LONG way to go with this.

We have a long way to go but we have several female presidents around the world. We have female prime ministers, politicians, CEO’s, queens and crown princesses doing wonderful work. We have lots of ace scientists and doctors who are female,

valeskas on

Wonderful news for the parents and grand parents to be.

linda on

Who gives a damn ~we have babies no one says a word~
guess it takes big asses to be notice~!i really dont care~

Ashley on

American Mom: RIGHT ON. Mr Wonderful: Hilarious, hee hee hee.

p on

fantastic news! congratulations!!!

Akita on

Can’t stand this guy

She married him for money

Akita on

Antichrist …I agree

DD on

Congrats on the wee upcoming babe! Hopefully, she’s NOTHING like her ‘what does it matter’ when talking about Bengazi Mother!! She’s atrocious!

Anonymous on

Congratulations to the Clinton family. I love you all

Susan Albert on

Congratulations to the happy couple, also to the future grandparents.

tanya on

Congratulations to them!

Catca on

Wonderful news! Congratulations to the Mevinskys and Clintons.

Ann on

Congrats to the happy family!

Marvin Clay on

Who cares. Live your own lives and quit liviing hrough others.

Eleanor on

What perfect timing for Hillrary – Politcally speaking. Grandma is sure to benefit from this gfrndchild.. Will she have time for the baby being a political atciivist.

Hope on

Congratulations to the Mezvinsky family. I hope the baby looks like its father.

Vonn on

Chelsea is lovely, so happy for her.

Ann on

Congratulations to both…….can’t picture old Bill and scary Hillary as grandparent but sure Chelsea will be on top of that at all times……..