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Chelsea Clinton To Wed Longtime Boyfriend

People generally don't spend much time thinking about Chelsea Clinton and that's the way she reportedly likes it since she's reputedly a fairly private person, though she did raise her profile last year to campaign in her mother's failed Democratic presidential nomination bid.

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky in 1996. Mary Ann Chastain/AP Photo hide caption

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But she gets a few moments in our mind space Monday following reports that she's getting married. She's also nearly 30, a fact that will make many of us who remember her as a kid in the White House feel all the older.

The former first daughter is marrying her boyfriend of many years, Marc Mezvinsky. The reports don't cite a date for the nuptials.

Chelsea works for a hedge fund, Mezvinksky is a Goldman Sachs investment banker, so this will be a marriage that starts off fairly well-capitalized.

And that's without taking into account the millions of dollars the future bride's parents, former President Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, made on their biographies and the continuing cash haul the former president rakes in from speeches.

The younger Clinton and Mezvinsky have been friends since before attending Stanford University together.

His mother was a one-term member of Congress, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, who lost her re-election bid in 1994, many said at the time, because she was the vote that put the Clinton Administration's deficit-reducing, tax-raising budget over the top. So she lost her Congress seat but gained a daughter-in-law.

His father, Edward Mezvinsky, was an Iowa congressman in the 1970s who was later convicted of financial fraud scam and was released from federal prison in April 2008.