Sources reveal that Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinsky, 35, have recently purchased
a stunning $10.5 apartment across the street from Madison Square Garden, which Forbes Magazine calls “fit for NYC royalty.”
The couple is moving to the Whitman, located on East 26th Street, to a four bedroom, six-and-a-half marble bathroom home, fully equipped with a 24-hour concierge, a key-locked elevator, and gym in tow facility.
The property was built in the new-Georgian style in 1925, and has been completely renovated to include a modernized kitchen set and facilities. The condo itself features very high ceilings, hardwood floors and elegantly decorated rooms.
Both from political families, the young couple first met as teens at a 1993 Democratic political retreat in Hilton Head, S.C. They became fast childhood friends, and when Chelsea was choosing colleges in 1997, Marc showed her around the Stanford University campus, where he was a student.
The tour had Page 6ers talking, and Clinton actually ended up enrolling at Stanford, At the time, mother Hillary famously took pains to tell reporters the two were nothing other than “really good friends, just dear friends.”
Mezvinsky’s mom seconded the notion when she spoke to New York’s Daily News shortly after. “I think it’s an insult to young girls everywhere to say that someone as smart as Chelsea would pick a college because of a boy. Marc and Chelsea are friends, that’s it.”
Still, critics claimed that the ladies doth protested too much, and low and behold the couple started dating…. eight years later.
First, Clinton played the field (no pun intended). She started dating writer Ian Klaus, but they split in 2005 after four years together. The same year, she and Mezvinsky had both living in New York City and reconnected after bumping into each other at various outings. The internet ran abuzz when the duo made appearances together around town while laying on the PDA— or be “cuddly and affectionate” at parties and public events, as the Times put it.
I Do’s Under a Chuppah
Despite mom being Methodist, and dad being a Southern Baptist, the Clintons embraced their only daughter’s choice of interfaith hubby, and Chelsea was happily married Jewish in 2010 at a lavish wedding filled with close family and friends.
Of the union, the former Secretary of State said at the time that “over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared.”
Likewise for father of the bride and former president Bill Clinton, who couldn’t help but gush when he learned that the two planned to wed, telling reporters Mezvinsky was a “great human being.”
While the youngest Clinton isn’t expected to be convert any time soon, in the past she’s attended Yom Kippur services with Marc at New York’s Jewish Theological Seminary, and she’s also has expressed interest in learning more about the Jewish faith, according to the Times.
Working Hard for the Money
So what does Chelsea’s well-to-do husband do for a living in order to afford this luxury lifestyle? A former employee of investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, Mezvinsky now works as a banker at the hedge fund G3 Capital.
As for Clinton herself, she has recently completed a Masters at Columbia University’s School of public health, where she teaches a course in cross- national health policy, and is working on a PhD in international relations from Oxford University.
A former financial analyst, Clinton left her career on Wall Street around four years ago to find a livelihood with deeper purpose.
“Intellectually, I loved my job, but I didn’t get any meaning from it,” Clinton told Bloomberg.com last year. “[But] I didn’t fundamentally become re-motivated every day in the way that I do now.”
As every good Jewish boy knows, happy wife mean happy life. Especially when she’s sitting pretty in a multi-million dollar estate. The couple is set to close on the apartment in June.