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Chelsea Clinton: Two years after
By: Jordan Staggs
It’s hard to believe that Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to husband Marc Mezvinsky will soon be two years ago. The two were wedded, July 31, 2010, in a private mansion in Rhinebeck, New York, where she donned a beautiful strapless Vera Wang gown. Clinton, a once gawky preteen, was anything but the day of her wedding. Her 400 attendees witnessed the interfaith ceremony at Astor Courts, a 50-acre estate, and ended the night with a 5-foot-tall gluten free chocolate cake. The reception was quite the party, with shuttle buses not showing up for guests until 1 a.m., and others staying until as late as 3 a.m. The newlywed couple took their two-week honeymoon in South Africa.
With yesterday marking their one-year anniversary, it is safe to say they have survived without a glitch, though tabloids tried to make readers believe otherwise. Mezvinsky quit his hedge fund job, and took an extended trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo. The always classy, and zip-lipped daughter of former president Bill and present secretary of state Hillary, made no comments towards these insinuations of there being any problems in the couples marriage. And Mezvinsky soon returned to Clinton to prove that their marriage was in fact, still going strong.
This year, Clinton began studying for her doctorate at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU. Her husband has plans to start his own hedge fund company, and has even been in contact with two former employees, who according to NY Daily News, are from where he worked from 2002 to 2008 (before joining 3G).
As of May of this year, Chelsea and her father, Bill, became two of the high-profile names in contributing to legalize gay marriage in New York. According to Ailsa Chang of WNYC News Blog, Chelsea stated, “as someone who got married last year, it was certainly the happiest day of my life to be able to marry my best friend, and I fundamentally believe that every New Yorker, every American and everyone should have the same right.” Bill also expressed the same opinion as his daughter, saying “our nation's permanent mission is to form a ‘more perfect union’ - deepening the meaning of freedom, broadening the reach of opportunity, strengthening the bonds of community... Now we should do it again, in New York, with marriage equality."
Around the same time period, Clinton and her husband attended a pro-gay-marriage event, in New York. While talking about families, she hinted around about possibly soon starting a family of her own. People Magazine quoted her as saying, “I certainly expect my straight friends to help us achieve that [legalization of gay marriage] for all New Yorkers, for all Americans, and for the children that, at least, Marc and I hope to have someday." Though no children are said to be on the way yet, a family is definitely on the newlywed’s mind.
Though a once awkward adolescent growing up in the public eye, Clinton has made sure to free herself of that reputation. With one year of marriage under her belt to college sweetheart, Marc Mezvinsky, her doctorate underway; fighting for the legalization of gay marriage in New York and talks of a future family, she has become quite the successful woman.
July 31, 2010:
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This wedding in history?
Tears of a father
Chelsea's Big Day
A review, how the story unfolded:
The News Breaks
Chelsea Clinton to be married
By Doug Wead
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the sitting secretary of state, is engaged to be married. According to an e-mail that she and longtime boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, sent to friends this afternoon, the wedding will take place next summer. A spokesman for the Clinton family has confirmed it.
The lucky man
Marc Mezvinsky will be the groom
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 Lt. 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 in April, 2008.
They met in Washington DC
By Doug Wead
Chelsea and Marc met in Washington, DC and both attended Stanford University. Several major news agencies have staked out the couple off and on for years. During President Clinton’s ongoing Monica Lewinsky scandal one major television 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 the 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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On the Campaign Trail
Working for Mom
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.
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