Chelsea Clinton confirms her engagment after months of rumors

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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is finally officially engaged! Chelsea’s betrothed is her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky. As much as I’d like to put a photo up of the two of them, we don’t have access to any pictures of this guy, so go to ABC News’ first report on the engagement to see Marc. He’s pretty cute. Dark hair, intelligent eyes, nice body. You know Chelsea doesn’t go for boy-toys. She wants a true partner, and Marc has put in the time to woo her. The National Enquirer has been doing endless reports about Chelsea’s engagement for most of the year – allegedly, she was supposed to get married at Martha’s Vineyard over the summer. But this official report seems to indicate they just got engaged over the holidays.

Chelsea Clinton has announced that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky.

According to ABC News, they sent an email to friends on Friday, Nov. 27.

It read: “We’re sorry for the mass email but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn’t get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with us. Happy Holidays! Chelsea & Marc.”

Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna told ABC News he believed the couple became engaged on Thanksgiving in New York.

Clinton, 29, and Mezvinsky — the son of former Rep. Ed Mezvinsky, D-Iowa, and former Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinksy, D-Penn. — have been close since their teens when their parents worked in D.C.

They got even closer when they both attended Stanford University. Rumors surfaced earlier this year that the two were planning to wed in August.

[From Us Weekly]

Congratulations for Chelsea and Marc! I’m happy for them. Chelsea seems like a good egg, even though she pissed me off a little during her mom’s campaign last year. But I won’t even concentrate on that – I’m worried about her actual wedding ceremony. You know Hillary’s probably thrilled beyond all belief, and will likely organize the hell out that wedding. But Bubba… oh, Bubba. You know he’s a wreck. His little girl is getting married. He’s probably crying right now. Oh, Bubba.

Chelsea Clinton at her dad’s Global Initiative in New York, September 23, 2009. Also photographed at her mom’s swearing-in as Secretary of State on February 2, 2009. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Tess says:

    Is the future father-in-law out of prison yet?

  2. LolaBella says:

    Good for her for keeping a part of her life private for a short period of time!

    Best of luck to her and the fiancé.

  3. Trillion says:

    Hopefully she won’t have to endure round 2 of dog face jokes. If she does, at least she’s an adult this time around.

  4. Tia C says:

    @ Tess – from Wikipedia: “According to the Bureau of Prison’s Inmate Locator, Mezvinsky was released from federal prison on April 11, 2008.”

    Sounds like Chelsea is marrying well. Her family must be so proud.

  5. Sumodo says:

    @Tess and Tia C You are a couple of hard-boiled reporters. Great! I thought that last name sounded familiar, and not in a good way.

  6. Kevin says:

    Excellent call Tess! My my my little Chelsea, how you have grown. I can remember when you were just a baby fug. Can Hillary take a photo without the foaming at the mouth crazy bitch look? She could probably give Tiger’s old lady some advice right about now.

  7. original kate says:

    naw – the dog faced jokes are over: 1) she looks good and 2)rush limbaugh prefers making fun of 13 year old girls.

  8. Bodhi says:

    Yay! congrats to Chelsea! Her parents seem to have done a wonderful job raising her & keeping her out of the spotlight. She has grown into a pretty young woman & I for one wish her nothing but the best

  9. Goddess711 says:

    Daddy and Mommy finally bought her a man?
    Man, those braces didn’t help – that’s sad. This kid is still as ugly as her mother.
    I give the marriage less than 2 years til Boyfriend gets caught in his own Monika Lewinski scandal; if it weren’t a Monday I’d venture less than 1 year.

  10. TaylorB says:

    It would be nice if people would stop bashing her because they ‘hate’ her father. She seems to be a very nice girl, who had her family issues tossed about in the tabloids and she has been called horrible names and teased for her looks when she was just a CHILD. Mr Limbaugh I am looking at you, and you have no room to be calling other people ‘dogs’, especially a 12 year old child, I DARE anyone to defend him calling an innocent child the ‘White House Dog’ because that is just horrid and has nothing to do with politics, but it certainly shows what kind of personal character, or lack there of, he and his fans embrace. Regardless of a persons political leanings, that kind of treatment towards a child is beyond the pale.

  11. Firestarter says:

    Orig. Kate- Well there are plenty of people on this site too, that make fun of children, so Rush isn’t the only one.

    Check out the Urban thread when he was with Sunday Rose.

    TaylorB- Plenty of people said horrible things about Bush’s daughters because they hated their father. I think it goes with the territory. It isn’t right, since the children have nothing to do AT ALL with the job their father did as President.

  12. sillypeople says:

    Good for Chelsea. She seems like a lovely girl. People need to be polite & respectful towards her. Hopefully she will be our 1st woman president one day.

  13. birdie says:

    Wow Kaiser. Usually I like your reporting but the last little blurb you added at the end sucked.

    I didn’t realize it was 1950 and all women cared about were weddings and babies. Yea. I’m sure Hillary, the SECRETARY OF STATE, has her panties all in a knot over Chelsea’s wedding and not over Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, or any other number of issues that are her responsibility on a daily basis.

    Yay feminism!

    Last time I checked, Bill Clinton doesn’t have a job. And he likes to micro-manage.

    Sounds like a good wedding planner to me.

    On another topic, I worked for the Hillary Clinton campaign, and I had the pleasure of meeting Hillary, Bill and Chelsea all individually. Chelsea is unbelievably small in person. Just a teeny, tiny person and she wears a size 00!! She was soft-spoken, polite and kind, but very intelligent. She could go from talking micro-financing to geopolitics in one second flat. Chelsea is a good person and she deserves good things. I hope she has a lovely wedding and I hope its very private.

  14. Tia C says:

    I don’t hate anyone involved in this story – I just found it amusing that her future father-in-law was an inmate. Prior to Tess’ comment, I didn’t know who he was. I happen to love the Clintons and do wish her the best, but sometimes I can’t resist a good snark! :)

  15. Tess says:

    Bodhi, pleeeeze.

    The Clintons hauled Chelsea out into the public spotlight whenever they need her to save their political a$$es.

    The most tacky and obnoxious example was the pictures they allowed of her holding her parents’ hands as they, supposedly not speaking to each other after the disgusting Monica Lewinsky story broke, boarded a Martha’s Vineyard-bound helicopter on a retreat that was just a public relations ploy to appear as if they were trying to salvage their “marriage.”

  16. sillypeople says:

    Tess, I really think your off your rocker? I can not remember one time where the Clintons have ever used their daughter to save their own “butts”. That really may be the most absurd thing i have ever heard.

  17. lem says:

    firestarter– the bush girls are slightly different. they weren’t twelve, they were 19-20 when their father was elected. and they were getting into trouble of their own, i.e. attempting to purchase alcohol while underage (on more than one occasion).

  18. Mairead says:

    @ Tess, maybe they were trying to reassure an overwhelmed young girl?

    And Hillary certainly put the mockers on that plan when they were leaving their visit to Ireland later that summer. Bill leant in to kiss her and she pulled away and gave him a mouthful of her hair, in the best tradition of Princess Di. ;)

    Chelsea is an interesting one. I do see her going in for politics in the future. I remember her leading very pro-US rallies in the UK and decrying critiscism of America in the runup to the 2nd Gulf “Conflict” as we had to call it then.

    With the Bush girls, no they should not have been cannon fodder. Although I think critiscim of them getting caught (repeatedly) buying alcohol when they were under 21 was largely warranted. Seriously, weren’t they the most famous girls in the state of Texas? Unless they’re breaking the law, then we don’t need to know about their private lives.

  19. Goddess711 says:

    Wasn’t Clinton impeached after the Lewinski dealio? I mean in comparison to the future father-in-law being in jail, in the whole wide spectrum of things, the only difference is that future father in law didn’t have the legal team her dad did.

  20. TaylorB says:

    Firestarter,

    I agree. People did say things about the Bush daughters as well, more to do with their behaviour (which they determined) vs. their physical looks (which Chelsea could not ‘choose’), neither of which was appropriate, but I digress. Both the Clintons and the Bushs tried to keep their children off the radar and allow them to have the most normal lives possible, as well they should have. Unless a person continuously parades their children about as fodder, and that does not include normal family photo-ops that all first families must participate in, then the kids should be off limits.

  21. Firestarter says:

    @Lem- and what 19 yr old doesn’t do the same thing. The Bush girls were hardly terrible, they were TEENAGERS! It amazes me that the same rules do not apply for everyone else. If you are a Democrat things are ok to do (Teddy K letting Mary Jo K drown after a drunken night) and forgiven and really no big deal, but big bad mean Republicans don’t get the same treatment. Yeah the Bush girls were just terrible! Ooo, they drank underage. Like none of us on this board didn;t do the same thing!

    Jeez!

    TaylorB-Agreed!

  22. hatsumomo says:

    How lovely for her! Congrats!

  23. birdie says:

    I would hardly call The Chappaquiddick incident forgotten or forgiven. Republicans brought it up incessantly even during Ted Kennedy’s funeral.

    And the Bush girls did a lot more than just drink underage. There was the club-hopping, the cocaine, the cheating in school, the fact that they were basically following in their father’s foot steps.

    When you have a famous face or a famous name, and you go out and do whatever the hell you feel like doing, irregardless of the legality or morality of the action, then YES there will be backlash, and people will judge you. That’s fame. The good comes with the bad.

    That said, Chelsea didn’t really warrant the attacks. She was still a minor, she never went out and committed any crimes or became a party girl. She was just a kid, and she was attacked for her looks. It’s over the line, the same way I feel that Letterman’s joke about impregnating Sarah Palin’s 14 year old daughter was over the line.

  24. DrM says:

    @ Birdie, my thoughts exactly. Further comment is that Chelsea didnt’ put herself forward for election for anything, her parents did are the politicians so people should lay off the rude and nasty comments. She’s a very smart young woman by all accounts, good on her I hope she is also a happy one.

  25. Firestarter says:

    Whatever, I am not going to get into a politicaql debate over underage drinking and Democrats vs Republicans. You have proven my point.

  26. Tess says:

    Mairead, I do appreciate your point. However, the pictures they unquestionably approved being taken on the White House lawn, which exploited Chelsea, were clearly for public consumption.

    Whatever they tried to do to reassure their daughter would have been done privately…that would be more effective and meaningful to a young person, I’m quite sure.

  27. Cheyenne says:

    Sheesh, some hateful bitches posting on here. Whatever you think of her parents, they did a good job raising Chelsea. She has grown up into a level-headed young woman with remarkably few issues. I wish her all the best.

    As for Limbaugh calling anybody a “dog”, let alone a child — somebody who looks like the ass end of a pig is hardly in a position to comment on anyone else. And a grown person snarking on a child is just despicable. But considering it’s Limbaugh, I’d say it’s about par for the course.

  28. TaylorB says:

    Tess,

    You are no doubt aware that all first families do photo-ops, on the White House lawn etc. that is and has always been the case, and generally they try and make the best of the situation. A few photos of the first family, hand in hand, is the norm during difficult times as well as happy times. Every POTUS and first family have done so, please don’t try and make it something it is not.

  29. GatsbyGal says:

    I find it surprising that this kid hasn’t been added to the Clinton Body Count yet.

  30. Trillion says:

    For every example of someone from one political party doing something bad, one from another can easily be made. So if you want someone to think your ideas are better than someone else’s, discuss ideas. Not people.
    This idea being floated here that liberals get a pass is laughable. Too many obvious examples to site. I’m sure you all know at least a few. (Unless Fox is your only news source, of course)

  31. snowball says:

    Well, congrats, Chelsea. Uh..I liked your hair better when it was curly, but it looks nice straightened too.

    I know it’s mean, but she really wasn’t classically pretty when she was a kid, and I’m trying to be nice about my wording. But she’s grown into her face and seems to be a stylish woman.

  32. lem says:

    firestarter–
    i never said that underage drinking as good OR bad. it is simply illegal therefore it is trouble with the law. the bush girls got caught attempting to do something illegal and the media criticized them for it. i don’t think that has anything to do with being a democrat or republican. my ONLY point was that while the bush girls were also criticized, it may have been at least a little warranted. but chelsea was 12 and was criticized about her looks during the awkward stage, which in my opinion is not at all warranted.

  33. nina says:

    At least she does not look like an overdressed/overmadeup southern bimbo, like so many women on the conservative side of the political spectrum look. I do have a soft spot for Sandy McCain though :) Really everytime I travel to the south I wonder whether the women there apply their makeup with a trowel…

  34. nina says:

    oops, I meant Cindy McCain…American politics – so polarizing. In Canada we don’t make fun of what our politicians and their families look like – and we have plenty of funny-looking ones….

  35. TaylorB says:

    ‘…my ONLY point was that while the bush girls were also criticized, it may have been at least a little warranted. but chelsea was 12 and was criticized about her looks during the awkward stage, which in my opinion is not at all warranted”

    I think we can all agree on that point. Chelsea was only a child, she had no political opinion, yet Mr Limbaugh due to his dislike for her parents politics made fun of her looks. That is repulsive, be the child be born to a Republican, Democrat, or anyone else. It is a child, who did NOTHING to anyone, and to bash them because of their looks is horrible and to defend it is equally disgusting.

  36. TaylorB says:

    It is probably best if people stick to the issue rather than attempt to prove one ‘party’ is worse than the other when it come to getting away with things… for example, David Vitter, Mr restroom foot tapper, the Gov of SC, etc. there are criminals sadly running rampant throughout the halls of justice, regardless of which side of the aisle, or which branch of government they represent; and it is incumbent upon us to vote the sh*theads out every chance we get and elect people with both ethics and a brain.

    I just freakin love this country. There may be crooks in Washington, but as sure as we voted them in we can vote them right the H*ll out.

  37. TaylorB says:

    Oh and Firestarter, my goodness, I never drank a drop when I was under 21!!! And neither did you!!! Or any of us…

    Not that I can remember ;-) that is. And such as, also.

    Nevermind… ;-)

    p.s. If I had tried drinking as a minor, it might have been Peach Schnapps mixed with Baileys Irish Cream nipped from moms liq cab, not a good combo as it hunks up in a nasty fashion, imagine peach flavored, rotten cottage cheese wads…. If that doesn’t make you want to barf and turn you off booze, nothing will.

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