Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and sitting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is engaged to be married. The wedding will take place next summer according to an e-mail that she and longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky sent to friends. A spokesman for the Clinton family has confirmed it.
Chelsea, the so-called “Garbo” of presidential children, surprised reporters last year when she campaigned openly and publicly for her mother’s presidential campaign. Her new public persona inspired “Chelsea for president” campaign buttons. She is currently attending Columbia University.
Her boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, is the son of Democratic Congressman Ed Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. Both served in the United States Congress, representing Iowa and Pennsylvania respectively.
Marjorie was a force to be reckoned with in Pennsylvania politics, running as the Democrat candidate for lieutenant governor in 1998 until her husband’s financial problems forced her to withdraw. Ed Mezvinsky reportedly served a prison sentence for fraud but was released last April.
Chelsea and Marc met in Washington, D.C., and both attended Stanford University. Several major news agencies have staked out the couple off and on for years. During President Clinton’s administration, one major TV network was going to break a story about the couple’s romance but backed off out of respect for their privacy. At the time I was working on my book, All the Presidents’ Children, and a person representing himself as an associate producer offered me his notes. I declined.
Chelsea and Marc live in New York where she attends school and he works for Goldman Sachs.
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