Bill Clinton Holding On Tight To Marc Mezvinsky Shows How Proud Of Chelsea Clinton They Both Are — PHOTOS
Depending on how November's general election pans out, Chelsea Clinton might become the daughter of not one president, but two presidents. And as a family that's been continuously in the spotlight, their support for one another is vital during these hectic days. As she spoke on the Democratic convention stage on Thursday, Bill Clinton holding on to Marc Mezvinsky, his son-in-law, proved that Chelsea's family is her biggest fan. The excitement shared between her father and her husband was simply endearing.
Chelsea and Mezvinsky got married in 2010 and, coincidentally, each comes from a politically active family. Mezvinsky, a hedge-fund manager, was raised by two Congressional representatives. After being married to his daughter for six years, photos of Mezvinsky with Bill suggest that they get along quite well. More importantly, they have one major thing in common: They're both so proud of Chelsea. As she spoke, she reminisced on her times as a young child, describing how her mother was always there to make her feel loved. And this isn't the first time she's spoken about her mother in front of a gargantuan crowd. A seasoned speaker in her own right, Chelsea spoke at one of her mother's campaign stops in January when she argued against Bernie Sanders' health care proposals.
When she recently took the stage at the DNC, her father, Bill, could hardly contain his excitement:
From a room backstage, Hillary was watching her daughter's speech as well. She stood in front a television screen alone and in awe of her daughter and her accomplishments. Though she and Bill were viewing from different parts of the Wells Fargo Center, each had a similar reaction. Hillary tweeted this photo of herself:
And the feeling was mutual. Hillary's respect for Chelsea matched her daughter's respect for her. Like her father's DNC speech on Tuesday, Chelsea's was a personal and heartfelt tribute to Hillary. All of the love proved to be too much for Bill to handle, who teared up as his wife took the stage after his daughter. Toward the end of her speech, Chelsea said:
I hope that my children will someday be as proud of me as I am of my mom. I am so grateful to be her daughter, I'm so grateful that she is Charlotte and Aidan's grandmother. She makes me proud every single day.
Especially if Clinton wins the presidency in November, this won't be the last Clinton family moment — tears and all — that you witness. If anything, these snapshots make the out-of-the-ordinary family seem relatable and probably not unlike others you know.
Disclosure: Chelsea Clinton's husband Marc Mezvinsky joined Social Capital, an investor in Bustle Digital Group, in mid 2017 and joined the Board of Bustle Digital Group in early 2018.