In a joint e-mail distributed the day after Thanksgiving, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky—high school friends and longtime companions—announced to family and friends their engagement.
Ms. Clinton’s engagment was reported today in many newspapers and media outlets, including the New York Times, which reported:
Ms. Clinton and Mr. Mezvinsky sent an e-mail message to friends and family on Friday announcing their engagement. “We’re sorry for the mass e-mail,” they wrote, “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.”
Ms. Clinton and Mr. Mezvinsky were good friends during high school and became romantically involved years later. Ms. Clinton, who formerly worked at McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, returned to school after last year’s presidential campaign to study public health at Columbia University.
Mr. Mezvinsky, 31, works at Goldman Sachs and is the son of two former Democratic members of Congress, Edward Mezvinsky of Iowa, who served from 1973 to 1977 but was later convicted of defrauding investors and sentenced to seven years in prison, and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania, who served from 1993 to 1995 and lost re-election after voting for President Clinton’s budget program.