We all remember her as the curly-haired girl who grew up in the White House, but tomorrow a very glamorous Chelsea Clinton marries her long-term boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky in a no-expense-spared ceremony that has America gripped and will set Daddy back a cool £3 million.
The blushing bride will be spending the next few hours on last minute preparations and probably indulging in some pampering ahead of her big day. It looks as if she could do with some. Clad in black and with her hair tied back off her face, she appeared utterly exhausted as she hailed a cab in New York yesterday.
Named after the Joni Mitchell song Chelsea Morning, Chelsea has sought a life away from the spotlight. She lives quietly in a Manhattan apartment and is described as casual, modest and friendly. She has blossomed from the gawky corkscrew-curled 12-year-old who entered the White House in 1992 into an assured young woman who has a strong relationship with both parents, even in the storm of her father’s adultery with Monica Lewinsky.
Chelsea studied history at the Ivy League Stanford University before taking a masters in International Relations at Oxford where she reinvented herself with a sleek makeover, being named by Tatler as one of the world’s most eligible females.
In 2003 she returned to New York to work for management consultancy McKinsey & Company, and later a small hedge fund run by one of her father’s major supporters. She’s now studying for a master’s degree in Public Health at New York’s Columbia University.
Despite hitting the campaign trail for her mother’s Presidential bid in 2008, Chelsea has made it clear she has no intention of following in her parents’ political footsteps.
Her husband-to-be, Marc Mezvinsky comes from a political family & they also come complete with their own scandal!
The son of former Iowa congressman Edward Mezvinsky and former NBC reporter and congresswoman Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky, 32-year-old Marc was raised in Philadelphia with ten siblings.
Like Chelsea, he has also avoided politics, although for less altruistic causes, swapping Capitol Hill for Wall Street, where he worked for investment bank Goldman Sachs, then a small hedge fund. It appears to have brought great financial rewards. In February 2008 he bought a Fifth Avenue apartment for around $4million which he now shares with his fiance.
The Clinton-Mezvinsky merger was announced somewhat apologetically shortly after Thanksgiving last year in an email to friends and family.
‘We’re sorry for the mass email,’ the joyous missive began, ‘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.’
Chelsea’s emerald-cut diamond engagement ring is rumoured to have cost $1 million and was commissioned especially for her by her devoted fiance!
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