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Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea went to a No Ceilings Conversation held at the Farasi Lane School in Mitini, Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, May 1st.
The Farasi Lane School is part of a CGI Commitment to Action, CHARGE – Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education.
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CHARGE is a collaboration of more than 30 companies, civil society organizations, multilaterals and governments to improve learning and leadership opportunities for young women and girls.
After touring the school with the principal and seeing a lesson by a teacher, the former president and his daughter visited the school’s garden with two students and heard about the different kinds of plants, herbs, and fruits that they grow.
Earlier this week, Chelsea Clinton and her former president father landed in Tanzania, where they began their nine-day African tour, which will also take them to Liberia and Morocco after Kenya.
Former US President Bill Clinton is making several stops in Tanzania to visit the sites of several Clinton Foundation projects that are improving the lives of thousands of people across the country.
He visited the Clinton Development Initiative’s Ngongwa Anchor Farm in Tanzania on Wednesday, April 29.
The Anchor Farm Project is a commercial farm in Tanzania operated by Clinton Development Initiative (CDI). Upon taking over the farm, CDI introduced improved seeds, fertilizer, and liming, a spraying procedure that increases soil pH and fertility.
Due to CDI’s efforts, 1,000 acres of crop have been planted and are expected to produce 5-6 ton yields – compared to the 30 acres that were planted in the past. CDI also restored and revamped all of the buildings on the property.
Additionally CDI also supports thousands of neighboring smallholder farmers by providing them with access to quality inputs for maize and soy production as well as training and market access. The project’s farmers have access to improved seeds and to training in advanced agronomic techniques.
Bill Clinton then stopped at the Mtitu School, which runs a demonstration plot as part of the Anchor Farm Project, and greeted smallholder farmers in the Lugalo Village.
The former president then visited one of the villagers, Wazia Chawala, and her son at their home.
Wazia Chawala runs a CDI demonstration plot where she shows other members of the community the techniques that help her increase her output and improve her income.
These visits are part of a larger trip by President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton that includes Kenya, Liberia, and Morocco.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky have welcomed a baby girl.
“Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky,” Chelsea Clinton tweeted.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 34, married Marc Mezvinsky in 2010, and announced her pregnancy in April 2014.
The baby arrives as Hillary Clinton considers a presidential bid in 2016.
Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky in 2010, and announced her pregnancy in April 2014 (photo Reuters)
Hillary Clinton is seen as the leading Democratic contender for nomination to succeed President Barack Obama, and has said that she will make a decision on whether to run from around the beginning of 2015.
Bill Clinton served as the 42nd US president, from January 1993 to January 2001.
Chelsea Clinton has often been tipped to follow her parents into politics.
The former first daughter, educated at Stanford, Columbia and Oxford Universities, runs the Clinton Foundation with her parents. Her husband Marc Mezvinsky is an investment banker.
Chelsea Clinton stepped down from a $600,000 a year position as NBC special correspondent in August to concentrate on her pregnancy, motherhood and philanthropic work.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton announced on August 29 that she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.
Chelsea Clinton had been working at NBC since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work.
Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year.
In a statement on her Facebook page, Chelsea Clinton said: “I loved watching the <<Making a Difference>> stories about remarkable people and organizations making a profound difference in our country and our world. I am grateful NBC gave me the opportunity to continue this important legacy.”
Chelsea Clinton, 34, was initially hired to do stories for Brian Williams‘ Rock Center newsmagazine, but that program was canceled. Her work occasionally appeared on NBC’s Nightly News.
Chelsea Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child (photo NBC)
Two Chelsea Clinton stories that aired in January were on education programs targeting the underprivileged. She’s done stories on a school program for jailed teenagers named after Maya Angelou, an Arkansas tutoring program and a restaurant chain that donates leftover food to the needy. Her story on actor Jeff Bridges‘ work on childhood hunger aired August1, and another story about a school lunch program for poor children in New Mexico is scheduled to air on August 31.
Chelsea Clinton’s exit removes some potential awkwardness for the network if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016. NBC made certain to keep Chelsea Clinton off the air around the time her mother was making media appearances to promote a book, to avoid any appearance of conflict. NBC also received some criticism when stories about her salary appeared
Both NBC and Chelsea Clinton left open the possibility that she could someday return to the network.
“While my role with NBC News may be coming to an end, I look forward to working with the NBC family well into the future,” Chelsea Clinton said on Facebook.
Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, announced this spring that she is pregnant with her first child.
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Chelsea Victoria Clinton was born on February 27, 1980, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and she spent part of her youth as a public figure as the daughter of President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Chelsea Clinton attended Stanford University and went to Columbia for an M.P.H. before becoming an NBC News correspondent.
According to reports, the former First Daughter has an IQ score of 127. Not genius, but above average.
She is an advocate for women’s rights, AIDS research and global humanitarianism.
Her name was chosen based on the Joni Mitchell’s song, Chelsea Morning. At the time of her birth, father William Jefferson Clinton was serving his first term in office as the governor of Arkansas.
Chelsea’s mother, attorney Hillary Rodham Clinton, was a partner at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock.
Despite their hectic schedules, the Clintons made their only child the center of their busy lives.
Chelsea Clinton’s father kept a small desk for his daughter in his office and had breakfast with her every morning. Hillary Clinton interrupted her schedule to talk to Chelsea when she came home from school, helped out on class field trips and frequently left loving messages at Forest Park Elementary School for Chelsea while she was away on business.
Determined to foster independence and intellectual curiosity, the Clintons often pushed Chelsea hard to succeed. The precocious girl began studying ballet at the age of 4, skipped the third grade, and learned how to invest in the stock market when she was barely 11. After reading an article in a life sciences class that discussed the detrimental effects red meat has on the body, Chelsea Clinton also became a strict vegetarian.
Living at the White House
Chelsea Clinton, who was used to being shielded from her parents’ very public jobs, experienced a huge life change in 1993, when her father was elected the 42nd President of the United States. As the pre-teen child of the new First Family, Chelsea Clinton experienced intense media scrutiny. Entering an awkward, adolescent phase of her life didn’t help matters, and the young Clinton often endured jokes about her appearance. As a result of the intense publicity, the Clintons developed an unspoken pact with the press that Chelsea was strictly off limits.
Outside of the White House, Chelsea Clinton’s parents encouraged her to live as normal a life as possible. She attended Sidwell Friends School, where she excelled in history and science, and began taking ballet courses at the Washington School of Ballet. During her teenage years, she was so active and involved – pursuing a role in the Model United Nations, practicing for theatre and ballet performances, and even attending math camp – that she reportedly earned the Secret Service code name “Energy.”
In April 1995, Chelsea Clinton made what some called a “debut” to the national media, when she joined her mother on a tour of India. The press gave her positive reviews, and made special note of her intelligence and compassion.
Chelsea Clinton IQ score is 127
In 1997, Chelsea Clinton made the decision to attend Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with the intention of studying pre-med.
Now an adult, she became a frequent topic in the press, who made headlines out of her romantic relationships with fellow student Matthew Pierce, as well as former White House intern Jeremy Kane. In addition to this pressure, her sophomore year was fraught with complications from the news of her father’s affair with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. It was during this time that she brought the family together, both publicly and privately.
According to her mother’s memoirs, Chelsea Clinton was present during the meeting in which her father and his advisers debated how to acknowledge his affair with the nation.
When her parents were first seen together again after the news, Chelsea Clinton was there as well, symbolically clasping the hands of both parents in public.
While navigating these tricky social matters, Chelsea Clinton also managed a rigorous school schedule.
In her junior year, Chelsea Clinton changed her major from medicine to history and began work on her thesis project: the Northern Ireland peace process (for which she interviewed, among other sources, her father). After delivering her 167-page thesis, Chelsea Clinton headed to Oxford University in England to pursue a master’s degree in International Relations.
In 2003, after graduation, Chelsea Clinton joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in New York City, becoming the youngest person in her class to be hired. After three years with the firm, she joined the hedge fund Avenue Capital Group.
After a year of campaigning for her mother’s 2008 presidential bid, Chelsea Clinton decided to explore new avenues in her personal and professional life. In November 2009, she announced that she and investment banker Marc Mezvinsky were engaged to be married.
Marc Mezvinsky, who was a longtime friend, fellow Stanford alum and son of two former members of Congress, proposed over the Thanksgiving holiday. The next month, Chelsea Clinton returned to school, this time studying health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The couple was married July 31, 2010, in Rhinebeck, New York. The 400-person ceremony at the exclusive Astor Courts facility was shrouded in secrecy for months before the wedding – the couple even shut down the airspace above Rhinebeck for the 12 hours surrounding the ceremony to avoid an influx of paparazzi.
In addition to her studies, Chelsea Clinton serves on the board of the School of American Ballet and has also served as co-chairperson for her father’s Clinton Foundation.
Marjorie Margolies, Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law, made it official Thursday and filed her papers to run for her old House seat in Pennsylvania in 2014.
The newly minted congressional candidate is better known as Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, her former married name.
Marjorie Margolies cast a decisive vote for Bill Clinton’s 1993 budget. Republicans chanted “Bye, Bye, Marjorie,” when she did and she was defeated for re-election the following year.
Marjorie Margolies, Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law, filed her papers to run for her old House seat in Pennsylvania in 2014
“My desire to serve today is rooted firmly in the very same belief I held when I first won this seat – a belief in the power of different voices in Congress to make a difference,” Marjorie Margolies in a statement, reported by the PoliticsPA blog.
Marjorie Margolies is running in Pennsylvania’s 13th District, which is based in suburban Philadelphia. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat, is vacating the seat to run for governor.
She is the founder of Women’s Campaign International, a non-profit organization that works around the world to ensure women can participate in the development of public policy and provides advocacy training. She also teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.
Marc Mezvinsky, the candidate’s son, married Chelsea Clinton in 2010.
Marjorie Margolies divorced her son’s father, former congressman Ed Mezvinsky, in 2007.
Chelsea Clinton bought New York’s longest apartment – stretching an entire block from 26th Street to 27th Street off Madison Avenue – for $10 million.
The apartment is described as “a luxury fortress” with one full-time doorman to the horizontal building’s four units, it takes almost 30 seconds to walk the 250-foot hallway, according to New York Daily News.
Chelsea Clinton, 33, bought the four-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot apartment with her husband Marc Mezvinsky, 35, after putting their nearby $4 million pad on the market earlier this year.
The building, which is being marketed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, has one apartment on each floor and boasts various security features, including a key operated lift and one doorman for just four units.
The nearly 90-year-old building has just three $10 million homes and one $22.5 million duplex penthouse – so far two buyers are in contract, including Chelsea Clinton.
Apparently other big names are looking at the remaining units, which are billed as among the most secure in Manhattan.
Chelsea Clinton bought New York’s longest apartment, stretching an entire block from 26th Street to 27th Street off Madison Avenue
Melanie Lazenby and Dina Lewis, who share the residential building’s listing, said the hallway is “the wow factor” but exclaimed: “There’s a full-time doorman for only four apartments. I don’t know any other building with that kind of personal service.”
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s apartment has six and a half bathrooms, a home office and den, plus a 252-square-foot planting terrace and a private storage unit.
The couple will also enjoy two dishwashers, two washer/dryers, his and her maze-like closet spaces and commodes, as well as natural light flooding the female dressing room – with double-sided vanity mirrors.
“Wives eyes light up when they see the closets,” said Melanie Lazenby, the daughter of James Bond actor George Lazenby.
“They smile and say they’ll need more clothes to live here. Their husbands just shake their heads.
“The long apartment, located at 21 East 26th St enables one spouse to be fast asleep while the other has a huge dinner party. All on one floor,” she added.
One person who toured the building, which was built in 1924 by luxury textile manufacturer Clarence B. Whitman & Sons, joked that residents of The Whitman will have a longer walk to their kitchen than many New Yorkers have to the corner store.
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s current apartment on Fifth Avenue is far from shabby – boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms as well as a gym and doorman.
Located in the Grand Madison – a building that has been dubbed “the most elegant and historical building downtown”, the 1,922-square-foot boasts “unforgettable views” over downtown Manhattan.
According to a Douglas Ellisman listing, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s $4 million “starter pad” has a powder room, an open chef’s kitchen with beautiful bluestone countertops, oak floors, Italian marble bathrooms, huge windows and scores of other luxury finishes.
Assuming a 4% interest rate and 20% down payment, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s already-hefty mortgage payments total around $18,460 a month.
According to StreetEasy.com, if they put down a $2.1 million – or 20% – deposit on the new $10 million home, their monthly mortgage bill will be in the region of $52,000 and closer to $60,000 if the couple handed over a 10% down payment instead.
Chelsea Clinton says she simply wants her mother to take it easy as speculation swirls over whether Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2016.
“Right now, I want her to rest,” Chelsea Clinton said in an interview with Parade magazine.
“Ultimately I want her to make whatever she thinks is the right decision. I always want to help her in any way I can, because I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother.”
Hillary Clinton, 65, has said she has no plans for a second presidential bid, but she hasn’t ruled it out. She stepped down as Secretary of State in February.
Hillary Clinton has said she has no plans for a second presidential bid in 2016, but she hasn’t ruled it out
Chelsea Clinton, 33, has been a loyal supporter and advocate for her mother, appearing at her side throughout her ultimately failed bid for the Democratic nomination in 2008.
Democrats argue among themselves whether Hillary Clinton has the desire and energy to go through the grueling campaign process she knows so well.
However, many see Hillary Clinton as a prohibitive favorite whose head start would be so big that other potential candidates might starve for funds and attention.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll in January found that 67% of Americans held a favorable view of Hillary Clinton, which is her highest rating since the poll began measuring her popularity in the 1990s.
The poll has been held through Hillary Clinton time as First Lady, her eight years in the Senate representing New York and her time as Secretary of State.
“It’s hard to overstate the breadth and depth of enthusiasm for a Hillary run,” said Doug Hattaway, a former campaign aide of Hillary Clinton and now a Washington-based consultant.
Hillary Clinton built a national base of supporters in 2008, when she lost a hard-fought nomination fight to Barack Obama, and she’s widely respected after her turn heading the State Department, Doug Hattaway said.
“A lot of donors, volunteers and potential campaign workers will wait to hear what she decides before committing to other candidates,” he said, although “anyone with their eye on 2016 is already working on it.”
Mo Elleithee, a top spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, said it’s much too early to know.
“My advice to everyone is to chill out,” Mo Elleithee said.
“There’s no need for all this breathless anticipation at this point.”
In the Parade interview, Chelsea Clinton also spoke out about how her grandmother, Dorothy Rodham, encouraged her to get involved with her family’s work.
“She thought I wasn’t doing enough with the opportunity I’d been given to be Chelsea Clinton,” Chelsea Clinton said.
“I’d chosen to kind of live in the recesses, to work very hard and try to be a good person.
“I hadn’t planned on or expected to have a public dimension in my life. But I was starting to feel like I had a responsibility to at least try to make more of a difference.”
Chelsea Clinton seems to have put away her slim-fitting dresses as she sported a rather fuller figure when she joined Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at an event to promote her book in New York last week, wearing a baggy red dress.
Chelsea Clinton, 33, an NBC News special correspondent and activist, has made it no secret that she wants children with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, 35, saying: “Hopefully…God willing.”
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky have just splashed out $10.5 million on a sprawling four-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, with more than enough room for a family.
A source has revealed that the former first daughter had also been absent from her daily spinning sessions at New York’s Soul Cycle, saying: “I haven’t seen her for about the past six weeks.
“It’s odd because she is usually a near daily fixture there, but she’s been scarce lately.”
Last year, her mother, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 65, confessed to Harper’s Bazaar that she was desperate to become a grandmother, saying: “Well, no pressure, because I don’t want to be one of those kinds of mothers, But obviously, someday, I’d love it.”
Chelsea Clinton sported a fuller figure when she joined Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at an event to promote her book in New York
In 2011, when former US President Bill Clinton was asked what he wanted to accomplish in the next decade while at high-flyers retreat Davos in Switzerland, he said: “I would like to have a happy wife, and she won’t be unless she’s a grandmother. It’s something she wants more than she wanted to be president.”
When interviewed by Vogue last year, Chelsea Clinton said she wanted to start a family in a “couple of years”, admitting: “It’s certainly something that Marc and I talk a lot about. I always knew I was the center of my parents’ lives when I was growing up. And I am determined that our children feel the same way.
“Marc and I are both working really hard right now, but I think in a couple of years, hopefully… literally, God willing.
“And I hope my mom can wait that long.”
Even though their marriage was previously rumored to be in trouble, Marc Mezvinsky – who married Chelsea Clinton in July 2010 in front of 400 friends in Rhinebeck, New York – called her the “ying to (his) yang”.
The National Enquirer today reported that Chelsea Clinton – who is described as having “a heart of gold” – and Marc Mezvinsky have even been thinking of adopting a baby from Africa.
Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky are about to swap their $4 million pad for a new $10.5 million luxury four-bedroom apartment in the centre of Manhattan.
Chelsea Clinton, 33, and Marc Mezvinksy, 35, who married in 2010, are believed to have spotted the 5,000 sq ft property while out walking in the area.
The apartment is located in The Whitman building next to Madison Square Park, one of the most desirable corners of Manhattan’s Flatiron District.
They signed a contract for the property, which has stunning views of the park, last month, the New York Post reports.
Former US President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are understood to have run their eyes over the couple’s home during a visit last week.
Chelsea Clinton’s famous parents even agreed to pose for photographs with tradesmen who were carrying out work there, the New York Post reports.
The building, which is being marketed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, has one apartment on each floor and boasts various security features, including a key operated lift.
Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky are about to swap their $4 million pad for a new $10.5 million luxury four-bedroom apartment in the centre of Manhattan
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s floor has four bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a home office and a den. It also has a 252 sq ft planting terrace and a private storage unit is included with the property.The five-story building also boasts “top-of-the-line” amenities including a full time doorman, residents’ only gym and a refrigerated package room.
The couple’s apartment has a massive living area with timber floors and is flooded with natural light thanks to floor to ceiling windows.
The property’s kitchen would be any amateur cook’s dream, with a glass splash-back, a large marble worktop and state-of-the-art appliances.
The spacious bedrooms in the decadent Manhattan home are equally doused in natural light with large windows overlooking the street. And the bathrooms, covered in grey marble tiles, are roomy and modern.
Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, New York at a ceremony attended by many of America’s most powerful figures.
The couple’s current flat on Fifth Avenue is far from shabby either – boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms as well as a gym and doorman.
The apartment, based in the historic Grand Madison building also features views over downtown Manhattan and Madison Square Park.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is set to become the new face of the Clinton family political dynasty as her mother exits the stage after 31 years of public service.
Chelsea Clinton, now 32, is being tipped to follow in the footsteps of both her mother and former-president father and play an increasingly prominent role in public life.
Hillary Clinton will step down from the helm at the State Department early in the New Year to be replaced by Senator John Kerry – and will take a long break before her rumored run for the White House.
Now experts quoted in Politico.com are saying Chelsea Clinton is ready to take her place as the “young Clinton” to pave the way for Hillary’s Democratic presidential bid.
As a young girl growing up in the White House, Chelsea Clinton was the subject of massive public fascination, although her parents are credited with succeeding in protecting her from much of the media frenzy.
And it seems she has not been put off a political career – Chelsea Clinton joined the board of the Clinton Foundation a few years ago and in July, accompanied her father to Africa on a foundation mission.
In 2011, Chelsea Clinton made what was effectively her first step major in politics on her own, volunteering in campaign to pass New York’s gay marriage law.
It is rumored that she managed to convince her father to change his views on the issue.
Chelsea Clinton is set to become the new face of the Clinton family political dynasty
Chelsea Clinton is now involved in both the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Health Access Initiative and was also seen interviewing her mother at a Clinton Global Initiative event last year.
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, a staunch Hillary Clinton backer in her 2008 primary campaign, believes Chelsea could soon be securing the Clinton political legacy for many years to come.
Ted Strickland told Politico.com: “I think she could be a powerhouse.
“She has just, in my judgment, grown up into a person of considerable skill and competence.
“I don’t know if she has a personal goal in elected politics or not, or exactly what her life goals may be, but she certainly has a lot of rich personal experience as a result of [her upbringing].”
While a Chelsea Clinton candidacy still appears a long way off – she was still only a teenager when her mother first ran for the Senate in New York in 2000 – she has gradually become a confident public speaker.
Brian Ellner, an activist who organized the New York marriage campaign told Politico: “Chelsea Clinton speaks for her generation of young Americans who support marriage equality by wide margins, no matter what race or gender or even party.
“She has enormous credibility on the issue dating back to her work on the New York campaign.”
In a recent interview with Vogue Magazine, Chelsea Clinton gave a rare insight into what it was like growing up in the White House.
She revealed: “I was very aware of why we were there and that I was living among history.
“One of the things that my parents did a good job of was talking with me about their work.
“So at the end of the day, over dinner, I would tell them what I learned in biology class and my mother would tell me about advocating for women’s health around the world, and my dad would talk about the budget fight or what was happening in advance of a trip he was planning to Russia.
“I knew that we were having a different type of conversation than most of my friends, but there were normal rhythms that we started in Arkansas that very much carried through.”
Hillary Clinton will step down from the helm at the State Department early in the New Year. She will be replaced by Senator John Kerry.
It is rumored Hillary Clinton is planning for a second run at the presidency, although this is something she has continued to deny.
Chelsea Clinton lives in a $4 million apartment in one of Manhattan’s most prestigious buildings but she has still been left without power and hot water – just like the rest of lower Manhattan.
Chelsea Clinton, 32, lives with her husband Marc Mezvinsky in the Flatiron district of the city.
Yesterday she revealed that the couple had been battling through the past few days without moving out of their home.
Chelsea Clinto tweeted: “Although we still don’t have power, @Starbucks holiday cup & the barista’s smile brightened my day – thank you!”
She has been recording the storm that devastated the East Coast from her multi-million dollar home and has been tweeting pictures of the scenes.
Earlier this week, Chelsea Clinton posted a picture of a desolate Manhattan just hours after the blackout on Monday night.
She also admitted that she was happy her mother, secretary of state Hillary Clinton, was out of the country, adding: “Grateful my Mom is away from #Sandy and in Algeria working toward peace in #Mali.”
Chelsea Clinton said that she was staying at home with her husband and their dog Soren, adding: “Marc, Soren and I are at home with candles, kindles and canned food! Any must-read recommendations for waiting out a storm?”
Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky have been left without power and hot water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
She later thanked followers for their book recommendations, adding: “esp loved those who suggested Sound & Fury and Perfect Storm. Glad Sandy didn’t take our collective sense of humor.”
Chelsea Clinton found the time to wish her good friend, millionairess Ivanka Trump happy birthday on Tuesday – just a day after the blackout.
Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and their baby daughter Arabella have been fine, of course, as they have had power at their $20 million apartment at Trump Park Avenue.
Marc Mezvinsky, 33, a former investment banker bought their apartment in 2008 for $4 million – two years before their marriage.
After being dogged by rumors their marriage was in trouble, the notoriously private couple set the record straight in September as Marc Mezvinsky called Chelsea Clinton “the yin to [his] yang”, while she admits to wanting children “in a couple of years, hopefully…God willing”.
Her chief of staff, Bari Lurie said: “What put a strain on them was that the stories were being written because none of us were paying attention to it
“It was an eye-opening lesson. Chelsea realized, <<Maybe I need to get out there and demystify myself a little bit>>.”
But though they have been married for over two years now, Chelsea Clinton and her husband are yet to have any children.
And though her mother, Hillary Clinton is desperate for her daughter and son-in-law to hurry up on the grandchildren front, Chelsea is not to be rushed.
Chelsea Clinton admitted: “It’s certainly something that Marc and I talk a lot about. I always knew I was the center of my parents’ lives when I was growing up. And I am determined that our children feel the same way.”