Chelsea Clinton Engaged to Marc Mezvinsky

Clinton and Mezvinsky announced engagement in e-mail to friends.

ByABC News via logo
November 30, 2009, 9:48 AM

Nov. 30, 2009— -- It won't be a White House wedding, but former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is ready to tie the knot.

Clinton is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, a spokesman for former President Clinton confirmed to ABC News.

Clinton, 29, is the only child of the former president and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She and Mezvinsky -- the son of former Rep. Ed Mezvinsky and former Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinksy -- became friends in Washington, D.C., and became closer friends when they both attended Stanford University.

The couple sent out an e-mail the Friday morning, Nov. 27, saying: "We're sorry for the mass e-mail but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn't get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with us. Happy Holidays! Chelsea & Marc."

Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna said he believed the engagement happened "before Thanksgiving." Others close to Clinton also indicated the engagement happened earlier and was only announced Friday.

Rumors swirled this past summer that the two were getting married in a grand celebrity-laden wedding on Martha's Vineyard, but those proved to be false.

Clinton and Mezvinsky were childhood friends in Washington and attended Stanford University but didn't start dating until 2005. The future groom works with 3G Capital Management and Clinton is attending graduate school at Columbia University's School of Public Health.