CHELSEA CLINTON is desperate to save her shaky marriage – and sources say that’s the secret reason she plans to become a mom next year!
“We want, God willing, to start a family,” Chelsea recently proclaimed in a “Glamour” magazine interview.
“So we decided we were going to make 2014 the Year of the Baby.”
Bill and Hillary’s daughter said that starting a family with her husband Marc Mezvinsky became a top priority after her maternal grandmother, 92-year-old Dorothy Rodham, passed away in 2011.
But sources tell The ENQUIRER that there’s more behind 33-year-old Chelsea’s decision to have a baby with investment banker Mezvinsky, 35.
“For Chelsea, it’s a last–ditch attempt to save her marriage,” said a source.
“Bill and Hillary have continually distanced themselves from Marc, and Chelsea thinks that fathering their grandchild would bring Marc closer to them.”
Bill’s been unhappy with his son-in-law ever since Marc quit his Wall Street job just six months after marrying Chelsea in July 2010 to live the life of a ski bum in Wyoming for awhile.
At Bill’s 65th birthday bash in 2011, the Clintons snubbed Marc by seating him behind the rest of the family, causing him to grouse about feeling like a “second-class citizen.”
Bill cold-shouldered Marc again earlier this year by failing to include him on a trip to Africa with Chelsea and several celebrity friends.
As The ENQUIRER reported, insiders also said Marc was “deliberately” not invited to spend time with the Clintons when they rented an $11 million estate in the Hamptons in late August.
Now, Marc is reportedly concerned over Bill tapping one of Chelsea’s closest pals, Eric Braverman, for the family’s charitable organization, The Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea worked closely with Eric at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and constantly gushed about him to her parents, said the source.
“While there’s nothing romantic going on between them, Chelsea has something of a ‘crush’ on Eric,” said an insider. “He reminds her of her college boyfriend Ian Klaus, who was a Rhodes Scholar and had a great relationship with her dad.
“When the family recently decided to retool the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea suggested Eric would make a great hire – and Bill was so impressed that he made Eric CEO. Chelsea is now vice-chairman of the foundation’s board, so she sees Eric every day.”
As The ENQUIRER has reported, the former first daughter has encountered problems trying to get pregnant in the past and even considered adopting a child from Africa if she failed to conceive.
“Now that Chelsea has formally announced her intention to have a child in the next year,” said the insider, “she’s hoping the tension between Marc and her parents will ease, and she can get their marriage back on track.”