News / USA

Chelsea Clinton Expecting First Child

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaks during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University.Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaks during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University.
x
Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaks during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University.
Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaks during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University.
VOA News
Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," said Chelsea Clinton, 34, referring to her investment banker husband, Marc Mezvinsky, 36.

The comment came during a Clinton Global Initiative Fund event on empowering women.

She later thanked well wishers in a message on Twitter.

Clinton said regardless of whether she has a boy or a girl she feels "all the better (sic) that she or he will grow up in a world with so many strong female leaders" adding that she hoped to be as good of a mom as her mother, had been to her.

"My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!'' Hillary Clinton commented on Twitter.

Former president also expressed joy about the news on Twitter saying "Excited to add a new line to my Twitter bio...grandfather-to-be! @HillaryClinton and I are so happy for Chelsea and Marc!''

Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc were married in July 2010.  The news comes as Hillary Clinton is set to decide this summer on another presidential run.

In addition to serving as vice chair of her family's foundation, Chelsea Clinton is also involved in humanitarian endeavors worldwide, and serves as special correspondent for NBC news.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters

You May Like

How to Safeguard Your Mobile Privacy

As the digital world becomes more mobile, so too do concerns about eroding privacy and increased hacking More

'Desert Dancer' Chronicles Iranian Underground Dance Troupe

Film by Richard Raymond is based on true story of Afshin Ghaffarian and his friends More

Obesity Poses Complex Problem

Professor warns of obesity’s worldwide health impact More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: abbasi aijaz Ahmad from: Karachi Pakistan
April 18, 2014 5:05 PM
Congratulations to Chelsea & her husband. My well wishes for Helry Clinton to be the next president of USA, so that US can play it's due role in the troubled spots of world for the betterment of suffering humanity. President Obama his made his efforts a bit but lot still need to be done. She can enjoy the company of bill Clinton who is a visionary leader.I have lots of hope from this democrat. Regards

by: Obi Chikwe N. from: University of Nigeria
April 18, 2014 4:27 PM
Congratulations to Chelsea, Marc, former President Bill Clinton and his wife.

by: stevenssoelwin from: mm
April 18, 2014 11:11 AM
Congratulations for Chelsea.Hillary Clinton also will be the best president.

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Rolling Thunder Run Reveals Changed Attitudes Towards Vietnam Wari
X
Katherine Gypson
May 25, 2015 1:32 AM
For many US war veterans, the Memorial Day holiday is an opportunity to look back at a divisive conflict in the nation’s history and to remember those who did not make it home.
Video

Video Rolling Thunder Run Reveals Changed Attitudes Towards Vietnam War

For many US war veterans, the Memorial Day holiday is an opportunity to look back at a divisive conflict in the nation’s history and to remember those who did not make it home.
Video

Video Female American Soldiers: Healing Through Filmmaking

According to the United States Defense Department, there are more than 200-thousand women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Like their male counterparts, females have experiences that can be very traumatic.  VOA's Bernard Shusman tells us about a program that is helping some American women in the military heal through filmmaking.
Video

Video Iowa Family's Sacrifice Shaped US Military Service for Generations

Few places in America have experienced war like Waterloo. This small town in the Midwest state of Iowa became famous during World War II not for what it accomplished, but what it lost. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the legacy of one family’s sacrifice is still a reminder today of the real cost of war for all families on the homefront.
Video

Video On Film: How Dance Defies Iran's Political Oppression

'Desert Dancer' by filmmaker Richard Raymond is based on the true story of a group of young Iranians, who form an underground dance troupe in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the latest in a genre of films that focus on dance as a form of freedom of expression against political oppression and social injustice. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
Video

Video Turkey's Ruling Party Trying to Lure Voters in Opposition Stronghold

Turkey’s AK (Justice and Development) Party is seeking a fourth successive general election victory, with the goal of securing two-thirds of the seats in Parliament to rewrite the constitution and change the country's parliamentary system into a presidential one. To achieve that, the party will need to win seats in opposition strongholds like the western city of Izmir. Dorian Jones reports.
Video

Video Millions Flock to Ethiopia Polls

Millions of Ethiopians cast their votes Sunday in the first national election since the 2012 death of longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Mr. Meles' party, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, is almost certain of victory again. VOA's Anita Powell reports from Addis Ababa.
Video

Video Scientists Testing Space Propulsion by Light

Can the sun - the heart of our solar system - power a spacecraft to the edge of our solar system? The answer may come from a just-launched small satellite designed to test the efficiency of solar sail propulsion. Once deployed, its large sail will catch the so-called solar wind and slowly reach what scientists hope to be substantial speed. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video FIFA Trains Somali Referees

As stability returns to the once lawless nation of Somalia, the world football governing body, FIFA, is helping to rebuild the country’s sport sector by training referees as well as its young footballers. Abdulaziz Billow has more from Mogadishu.
Video

Video With US Child Obesity Rates on the Rise, Program Promotes Health Eating

In its fifth year, FoodCorps puts more than 180 young Americans into 500 schools across the United States, where they focus on teaching students about nutrition, engaging them with hands-on activities, and improving their access to healthy foods whether in the cafeteria or the greater community. Aru Pande has more.
Video

Video Virginia Neighborhood Draws People to Nostalgic Main Street

In the U.S., people used to grow up in small towns with a main street lined by family-owned shops and restaurants. Today, however, many main streets are worn down and empty because shoppers have been lured away by shopping malls. But in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, main street is thriving. VOA’s Deborah Block reports it has a nostalgic feel with its small restaurants and unique stores.

VOA Blogs