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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant! Former first daughter expecting her first child this year

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday afternoon that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child in the fall.Speaking at a New York event with her mother Hillary Rodham Clinton by her side, Chelsea announced the news with great elation.“Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year,” the mom-to-be said.She also took

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday afternoon that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child in the fall.

Speaking at a New York event with her mother Hillary Rodham Clinton by her side, Chelsea announced the news with great elation.

“Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year,” the mom-to-be said.

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton are pictured together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 6, 2013.Lucas Jackson / Today

She also took to Facebook and Twitter to thank well-wishers for their support:

Marc+and+I+are+so+thrilled+to+be+expecting+our+first+child+in+the+fall!+Thank+you+for+all+of+the+kind+words!

—+Chelsea+Clinton+(@ChelseaClinton)+April+17,+2014+

So did her parents, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

Excited+to+add+a+new+line+to+my+Twitter+bio...grandfather-to-be!+@hillaryclinton+and+I+are+so+happy+for+Chelsea+and+Marc!

—+Bill+Clinton+(@billclinton)+April+17,+2014+

My+most+exciting+title+yet:+Grandmother-To-Be!+@billclinton+and+I+are+thrilled+that+Chelsea+and+Marc+are+expecting+their+first+child!

—+Hillary+Clinton+(@HillaryClinton)+April+17,+2014+

In an interview with Glamour magazine last fall, Chelsea Clinton said she and her husband hoped to have a child in 2014. She said their discussions began after her maternal grandmother died in late 2011.

“We sat down and said, 'Here's what we want to do.' The first thing on the list was simple: We want, God willing, to start a family. So we decided we were going to make 2014 the Year of the Baby," Clinton said. She asked the Glamour interviewer to "please call my mother and tell her that. She asks us about it every single day."

This story has been updated since it was originally published at 4:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

The former first daughter’s July 31, 2010 nuptials — held at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, N.Y. — was seen as a regal event for the United States.