The Shmooze

Trouble in Paradise? Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky Living Apart

By Michael Kaminer

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No sooner did the New York Post report that Mr. Chelsea Clinton — otherwise known as Marc Mezvinsky — had quit his hedge-fund job to become a “ski bum” than chatter about the couple’s marriage started burning up gossip sites. The investment banker “is forgoing work at New York-based hedge fund G3 Capital to hit the slopes for a few months in Jackson Hole, Wyo.,” the Post wrote. Only at the end of the item did the Post’s Page Six column note that “the happy couple lives — albeit separately while Marc hits the slopes — in an apartment on Fifth Avenue that Mezvinsky bought in 2008.”

For celeb site Hollywood Life, that sentence spelled possible doom for the young power couple. “This is definitely a bad sign,” a Beverly Hills psychologist named Dr. Carole Lieberman told the site. “He seems to be struggling under the pressure of being a husband, especially knowing that Chelsea wants a baby … The first year of marriage is supposed to continue the honeymoon as long as possible.”

The social-media site Gather, in its “Celebs” section, sounded an even more pointed note. “Could Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, be headed for splitsville after one of the most lavish weddings of the millennium? Hopefully not, but the newlyweds are behaving very strangely,” the site wrote. “Perhaps poor Chelsea is simply following in her mother’s footsteps by putting up with her man’s bizarre behavior,” Gather noted. “Maybe she should ask for her parents [sic] advice. After all, Bill and Hillary Clinton have been married for 35 (sometimes) tumultuous years.”


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