The whole world couldn’t wait to see photos from Chelsea Clinton’s wedding this weekend to Marc Mezvinksy — and the Clintons were kind enough to oblige by releasing select pictures for public consumption. Noticeably absent in the Clinton-sanctioned photographs? The groom’s parents, Edward Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies, who are now divorced. Why? Here are some theories:
–The groom’s parents are private people who didn’t want their photographs released to the world. Although typically “private” people don’t run for political office and both of Mezvinsky’s parents served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Plus, his mother is a former on-camera news personality, so that also doesn’t mesh with a privacy theory.
–The Clintons didn’t want to be in widely distributed photographs with a convicted felon. Edward Mezvinsky was released from prison in 2008 after serving five years for mail, bank and wire fraud. Even so, among the photographs released could have been a photo of Marc with his parents and no member of the Clinton family. Or just of his mother, who fortunately has no criminal record, with the group.
–Chelsea and Marc decided which photographs to release and simply chose not to release any of the groom’s side of the family. Which would be strange and hints at complex family dynamics that doesn’t bode well for a newly married couple.
What do you think? Why among the sanctioned release photographs is there no sign of the groom’s parents?