Chelsea Clinton to Wed Next Summer

In this Dec. 1996 file photo, Chelsea Clinton, right, sits with Marc Mezvinsky on the beach at Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File) AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, file

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has announced she's engaged to her longtime beau Marc Mezvinsky, and plans to wed next summer.

CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller got the first response from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday night when she was the emcee at the 100th Anniversary Gala for the New York Amsterdam News.

Hillary Clinton confirmed the engagement, telling Miller, "You know this time it's true, my daughter is engaged."

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Chelsea Clinton grew up in the public eye from the age of 12, when her father won the White House. Through the scrutiny surrounding the Monica Lewinsky scandal to her role in her mother's presidential campaign last year, Chelsea Clinton has had to walk a fine line, Miller said, to live her private life away from the public spotlight.

Dee Dee Myers, former Clinton press secretary, told CBS News, "I think she has worn her fame lightly. You never heard her complain. We've never seen her act out in public, we've never seen her say being famous and always being visible like that is a burden."

Now, 29-year-old Chelsea's wedding plans will attract attention both inside the beltway and across New York's high society. Chelsea's fiancé is an investment banker who works for Goldman Sachs.

The two met in Washington as teenagers and both attended Stanford University. Mezvinsky, Miller said, is no stranger to life in the public eye. Both of his parents served in Congress, and his father, Ed Mezvinsky, served time in federal prison for bank and wire fraud.

Speculation earlier this year had the couple marrying on Martha's Vineyard. The pair gave few clues in an e-mail to friends this weekend, just saying they were "looking toward summer" for the wedding.

Former President Bill Clinton says this title is the one his wife's been waiting to add to her resume.

"Now she is mother-of-the-bride, and it's a title we relish," he told CBS News.

Miller added the former president told her that all of his friends who are grandfathers have been e-mailing him to enjoy the time. And when she asked Bill Clinton about the possible cost of the wedding, and he said it wouldn't matter, telling Miller he's been working his whole life for this moment.
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