Chelsea Clinton, who spent eight years growing up before the country’s eyes in the White House, is pregnant.
Marc and I are so thrilled to be expecting our first child in the fall! Thank you for all of the kind words!— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 17, 2014
Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, has worked at a New York Consulting firm, for the Clinton Foundation, and as an NBC special correspondent. She is married to hedge fund trader Marc Mezvinsky.
She announced the new at a joint event celebrating women’s progress in New York with her mother. NBC reported:
"I just want to thank all of you for being such an inspiration to us and to me in particular. Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year. And I certainly feel all the better, whether it's a girl or a boy, that she or he will grow up in a world with so many strong, young female leaders."
The Washington Post quoted the former first daughter as saying:
"I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me."
The well wishes started to be shared farely quickly after the announcement.
In other news, earlier in the day, Chelsea Clinton acknowledged that she may someday seek elected office, CBS reported.Follow Robert Burgess on Twitter @bobb2001