Chelsea Clinton recently revealed that she has dubbed 2014 the “year of the baby,” as she looks to start a family with husband Marc Mezvinsky. Now she tells “Rachael Ray” that parents Bill and Hillary Clinton have put the pressure on for a grandchild.
“My husband has 10 brothers and sisters, so we have 18, almost 19, nieces and nephews, so there’s not pressure from that side of the family,” says Chelsea. “But from my parents there is completely unapologetic pressure. In private and in public.”
“If one of my parents were sitting here, they would tell you without blinking an eye that it would make them the happiest thing on earth if I were to make them grandparents, and they would say it so effusively, and I would feel a little bit of pressure. My husband and I hope that’s in our not-too-distant future, but for the moment we’re both working really hard. … I want to ensure that my husband and I are in a place in our lives and
in our working lives where we can provide that for our children without a
Chelsea also divulges that she did have her first kiss while her father was president, but that it did not actually happen in the White House itself.
“[It was] in the boy who was going to become my boyfriend’s basement,” says Chelsea. “It’s OK, we went to senior prom together, too.”
And guess what little girl Chelsea Clinton wanted to be when she grew up?
“I wanted to be an astronaut. I was completely fascinated by space, and the first sort of big present I remember getting from Santa Claus was a quite small telescope,” says Clinton, “that I remember going out into our backyard with my parents and figuring out how to assemble, and staring at the night sky, just for hours, with both of my parents, and I wanted to do something that related to space. Whether it was actually going to space, but if that couldn’t work out, you know, build satellites, explore space remotely.”