Chelsea Clinton looked lost in thought as she stepped out for a walk in the Hamptons on Sunday – but rather than enjoying the natural scenery around her, the former First Daughter’s eyes remained trained on her phone as she strolled along the street.
The 41-year-old mother-of-three looked ready for a grueling workout, sporting a matching teal sports bra and bike shorts combo, which she paired with a white ‘flower power’ T-shirt and a pair of turquoise sneakers. She kept much of her face hidden under a yellow US Open baseball cap, however her famous features were hard to miss as she hiked up a small hill near the home where she is staying with her parents, Bill and Hillary.
Chelsea has clearly been enjoying the great outdoors during the family’s annual Hamptons getaway, having been spotted on the same walking route on Thursday, when she was pictured sporting a near-identical workout ensemble.
On both occasions, the children’s book author carried her phone in her hand as she marched along the paved streets, however Sunday’s outing saw her very much engrossed in the activities she was managing on its screen.
On the move: Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton was pictured enjoying a brisk walk in the Hamptons on Sunday while on a family getaway with her parents Bill and Hillary
Ready for action: The 41-year-old mother-of-three donned a sporty ensemble for her workout, opting to wear teal bike shorts and a matching sports bra under a white T-shirt with the words ‘flower power’ on it
It may be that Chelsea was attempting to work while she walked, given that she is currently juggling several professional projects, including a children’s book series, entitled She Persisted, and a newly-launched podcast.
Chelsea launched her debut illustrated book in 2017 – and she has since released two sequels to the original She Persisted offering. However it was revealed last month that the former First Daughter is preparing to add eleven more titles to the series, which focuses on important women throughout history.
Spot the difference? She wore a near-identical ensemble when she stepped out on the same walking route on Thursday – when she also carried her phone as she strolled
The next title to be released in March 2022 is She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference, which will tell the stories of Florence Nightingale, Jane Goodall, and Greta Thunberg, among others.
It will include illustrations from Alexandra Boiger, who also worked on the previous books in the series, and aims to highlight ‘brilliant women who made a difference’ in the field of science.
Chelsea also plans to release ten new chapter books, which are slated to be published every month throughout 2022, except March and August.
Needless to say, the mother-of-three has plenty on her plate as far as her publishing efforts are concerned – and she is also no doubt busy producing content for her podcast, In Fact with Chelsea Clinton, which she launched in April of this year.
As well as her professional obligations, Chelsea, who has three children with her husband Marc Mezvinsky, has plenty going on in her personal life too – not least the upcoming release of a new drama series that will once again rehash her father Bill Clinton’s affair with then-22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
The show, Impeachment: American Crime Story, is due for release on FX on September 7. It will track the events that led to Clinton’s impeachment on December 19, 1998, including sordid details about his relationship with Lewinsky, who serves as a producer on the series and has no doubt offered plenty of personal insight into the scandal.
There has already been plenty of speculation about exactly what details will be portrayed in the show – which stars Beanie Feldstein in the role of Monica, while former President Clinton and former First Lady Hillary are played by Clive Owen and Edie Falco, respectively.
Something important? The children’s book author was fixated on her phone as she hiked up a small hill near the home where she is currently staying with her family
Distraction: Chelsea no doubt has plenty on her mind, having announced last month that she is planning to release eleven children’s books this year, having already launched her podcast in April
Scandal: On top of her professional obligations, Chelsea is also awaiting the release of a new FX drama series about her father Bill’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky which will no doubt make for painful viewing for the family
It is thought that Chelsea features as a minor character in the series – however her exclusion from the line-up of main roles no doubt offers little comfort given how much of her family’s most scandalous history will be played out during the show.
The former First Daughter was still a teenager – and a Sophomore at Stanford University – when her father was impeached in December 1998. It was during the summer following her Freshman year at the college that Bill confessed to having had an affair with Monica, prompting his wife and daughter to put on a very public show of support for the disgraced president.
Throwback: Chelsea (seen with her parents in 1997, one year before Bill confessed to his affair with Monica) was just a teenager when her father was impeached
Having already been thrust into the spotlight as First Daughter, Chelsea faced all the more public scrutiny in the wake of her father’s public confession, particularly when, on the day after he admitted to the affair, she was seen grinning happily while strolling in between her mom and dad as they headed off for a family vacation.
While Chelsea has been busy enjoying regular walks in the Hamptons, her parents have also been keeping themselves occupied ahead of the September 7 premiere of the FX show.
On Sunday, Hillary, 73, was seen catching up with her longtime aide and close friend Huma Abedin – who is preparing to release a tell-all memoir about her marriage to disgraced ex-Rep Anthony Weiner in November.
Meanwhile Bill, 75, was seen spending time by the water with billionaire sugar baron brothers Alfonso and Jose ‘Pepe’ Fanjul this week.
The brothers, whose Florida sugar and real estate empire is worth $8.2billion, have been close to the Clinton family for decades, with Alfonso co-chairing Clinton’s Florida campaign in 1992.
A special prosecutor’s report into Clinton’s affair with Monica infamously noted how the then-President even interrupted his breakup conversation with her to take a 22-minute call from one of the brothers – although it is unclear whether this will feature in the FX series.
Family affair: Sopranos star Edie Falco stars as Hillary in the FX series, while the name of the young actress playing Chelsea has not been revealed
Getting into character: Actress Beanie Feldstein plays Monica in the upcoming FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story, which will rehash many of the scandalous details of Clinton’s affair with the then-22-year-old intern
Scandal: Monica had a sexual relationship with then-President Clinton as an unpaid White House intern, and the affair led to his impeachment in December 1998
However, Monica has already given several hints at the painful nature of the show, revealing in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she had to hire a therapist to ‘sit with her on Zoom’ while she reviewed her production notes for the series.
While Monica said she is pleased overall with how the 10-episode series turned out, it was retraumatizing for her to watch the cast reenact her public humiliation.
The former intern said she hired a therapist to be available on Zoom while she worked on her show notes ‘because it’s hard.’
‘It’s really hard,’ she stressed, ‘especially with the dramatic license that needs to be taken…’
However, in the interests of offering viewers a realistic and accurate portrayal of her relationship with Clinton, Monica was adamant that some of the most awkward details be featured – including the reenactment of the moment that she flashed her thong to the then-President, which had initially been left out of the script over fears that it might ‘re-traumatize’ the former White House intern.
‘Listen, I would’ve loved to have been really selfish and said, “That’s great that you guys think we don’t have to show that, fantastic,” but I’m incredibly experienced in understanding how people see this story,’ said Lewinsky, who felt she would be held responsible for the scene’s absence, whether or not that was true.
‘So, ultimately, I felt two things: One was that I shouldn’t get a pass because I’m a producer; and two, that it was unfair to the team and to the project because it would leave everybody vulnerable.’