Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Chelsea Clinton’s Mother-in-Law Walked Son Down Aisle…Alone


Chelsea Clinton has in-laws now. You wouldn’t know it from the coverage over the weekend. There were no pictures of them and nary a mention of them.

Yet, this much is true: only Marc Mezvinsky‘s mother, former Pennsylvania congresswoman Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky, walked him down the aisle. The family is still so angry at former Congressman Edward Mezvinsky that he’s on the outs with most of them.  In 2002, Mezvinsky pleaded guilty to 31 counts of fraud. He ripped off friends and family, including his mother in law, for $10 million. His wife divorced him. “Basically,” says a friend, “he stole all her money.”

But there’s been no picture of the groom with his mom coming down the aisle, just Bill and Chelsea.

Marc’s brothers, Andrew and Vu Pham, were his best men. So far, there’s been no name given for Chelsea’s maid of honor. But she had 13 bridesmaids. Marc had 13 groomsmen. Do the math. That’s probably 52 people right there.

The Clintons and Marjorie Mezvinsky each got 100 people to invite. That was it. That total, 200, constituted half the guest list. The other half was chosen by Marc and Chelsea. “They flew in friends from all over the world,” a source tells me. But the parents were restricted, and lived with it. Hence, no Barbra Streisand or Oprah, each of whom were not invited for this very reason.

Marjorie Mezvinsky had 45 family members altogether. Eleven children and sixteen grandchildren. Pictures were taken by the official photographer, but none were released. Marjorie, I’m told, had her dress made to copy something she’d seen during her many trips aboard as a congresswoman and for her foundation.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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