NEW YORK – Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, gave birth to a son on Saturday, according to her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Marc and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and love as we celebrate the birth of our son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 18, 2016
This is Clinton’s second child. She gave birth to Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky in September 2014.
Clinton announced in December 2015 that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky were expecting their second child sometime this summer.
“Next summer, Charlotte is going to be a big sister! Feeling very blessed & grateful this holiday season,” she tweeted.
The birth makes Hillary and former President Bill Clinton grandparents two times over. Hillary Clinton regularly mentions her granddaughter Charlotte at political events and is often asked about the baby when she works the rope line after events, with people asking for updates on Charlotte’s progress with walking and talking.
Charlotte, though, has not made an appearance on the campaign trail, in part because Clinton wants to give the child some semblance of privacy.
“Until it happened to me, I just could not understand the impact,” Clinton said this month about being a grandparent. “It is truly like falling in love all over again. There is nothing like it.”
She added, “It’s transformational and until you did it, it is hard to know. And it has for me been an absolutely life changing experience.”
Chelsea Clinton married Mezvinsky, the son of two former members of Congress, in 2010. Ever since their daughter’s nuptials, Bill and Hillary Clinton have applied good-natured public pressure on her to make them grandparents.
In April 2012, Hillary Clinton told ABC it wasn’t “really up to” her whether she would ever earn the grandma title, but added, “I would like to have that title. … I think I’d be pretty good.”
Chelsea Clinton has regularly said that her parents were “unapologetic” in their pleas for grandchildren. “(They) are not shy about saying that in public and private,” she told ET in 2013.
On Saturday Bill and Hillary Clinton issued an effusive statement about the latest family addition.
“We are overjoyed to be grandparents again with the arrival of our grandson, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, born on Saturday, June 18, 2016,” the couple said.
“We are all over the moon as Chelsea and Marc welcome Charlotte’s little brother to the world and grateful for our many blessings. Chelsea and Aidan are both doing well and enjoying this very special time together.”