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Bill and Hillary Clinton welcome grandchild: 'Charlotte's life is off to a good start'

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a joint statement sharing news about their first grandchild on Saturday afternoon.

"We are thrilled to be with our daughter and her husband as they welcome their daughter into the world," the statement, reported by the Chicago Tribune, read. "Chelsea is well and glowing. Marc is bursting with pride. Charlotte's life is off to a good start."

Hillary Clinton later tweeted this image of the newborn and her grandparents:

Chelsea Clinton, 34, and husband Marc Mezvinsky welcomed their first child on Friday, a daughter named Charlotte Clinton Mezvinksy. Both of Clinton's parents have said how excited they were to be grandparents. Hillary Clinton, who is reportedly considering a second run for president, said she would table a decision about whether to make a bid for the White House until after she first enjoyed time as a grandmother.

President Clinton told reporters in 2011, "I would like to have a happy wife, and she won't be unless she's a grandmother…It's something she wants more than she wanted to be president."