Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter of the United States, daughter of President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, announced on Thursday that she is expecting her first child with her husband Marc Mezvinsky.

Chelsea Clinton Announces First Pregnancy

Chelsea shared the happy news live at the end of the Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings: The Full Participation” discussion that took place on Thursday. The discussion event featured Chelsea and her mother, Hillary Clinton, exchanging thoughts on gender equality and the challenges facing young girls today with teenagers in the audience and across the nation as the event was livestreamed online.

“I have one more thing to say very quickly. 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,” Chelsea said, pausing for applause. “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.”


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Chelsea also took the opportunity to compliment her mother, saying, “I just hope that I’ll be as good to my child as my mom was to me.”

Chelsea also announced the news on Twitter, thanking her followers for their support and congratulations. Chelsea and Marc have been married since 2010, and Chelsea revealed last November that she was hoping for a baby in 2014. The baby is due in the fall.

Both Hillary and Bill Clinton joined in on the Twitter announcement, claiming their titles as “Grandmother-To-Be” and “Grandfather-To-Be,” respectively.

Celebrities Congratulate Chelsea Clinton

As the news spreads, celebrities are posting their reactions on Twitter. Already, Ellen DeGeneres, Lena Dunham and fellow former First Daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, have chimed in.

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