now, that's progressive.
will soon be ringing for a former first daughter.
got engaged on thanksgiving day to her longtime boyfriend. nbc's
has all the details. andrea, good morning.
good morning, natalie. it seems like yesterday we were watching her grow up in the
, the only daughter of bill and
. now after a
last summer based on false reports of an imminent wedding back then, it's finally official.
is engaged. 29-year-old
announcing her engagement to longtime boyfriend marc mezvinsky, a 31-year-old
. in an e-mail to friends -- "we didn't get married this past summer, despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you will all be there to celebrate with us. happy holidays!
and marc." all the rumors last august about a wedding at martha's vineyard, flat wrong.
we keep reading it and saying it's not true, it's not true, but it doesn't seem to go away.
reporter: to friends, they seem meant for each other, pals since they were teens.
was first introduced to the world as a shy 12-year-old when her father became the democratic nominee in
what i would like america to know about my mother and father is that they're great people and they're great parents.
reporter: her parents shielded her from the media spotlight, so fiercely, hillary even left
out of a photo for the family's first
was always her primary concern. she protected her like a
protecting her cub.
traveled with the first lady, endured the trauma of her father's impeachment, had success at stanford and a career of her own.
reporter: it wasn't until her mother ran for president in
dipped her toe into the
thanks for being out here supporting my mom.
reporter: mezvinsky's parents were also political. his mouth marjorie as a member of congress from a swing district cast the deciding vote for
's economic plan in
. she paid the price the following year, defeat at the polls.
i'm being called a villain by the republicans and a heroine by the democrats and i don't accept either one of those mantles. i did it because it was the right thing to do.
reporter: marc's father,
, also a former member of congress, was released from
last year after serving nearly five years for wire and
. despite their families'
ups and downs
, marc and
, now a
, have managed to avoid controversy.
we always saw her handle her situations with grace and poise that in many ways exceeded her age and experience.
perhaps if you wait long enough, even false rumors may be true.
now the wedding plans begin. thank you so much.