Chelsea Clinton celebrated Halloween early on with a throwback photo of her mother, Hillary Clinton, dressed as a circus clown in honor of her 74th birthday.
The global health advocate took Twitter on Tuesday to pay tribute to the former Secretary of State and share the never-before-seen family snap of them in matching clown costumes.
“Thank you Mom for being a clown with me for Halloween, supporting all the other costume choices over the years, and always encouraging me,” wrote 41-year-old Chelsea.
Tribute: Chelsea Clinton, 41, took to Twitter on Tuesday to honor mom Hillary Clinton on her birthday with a throwback Halloween photo of them dressed in matching clown costumes
‘Thank you mom’: Chelsea praised the former secretary of state for being a clown with her on Halloween and ‘supporting all the other costume choices over the years’
As close as it gets: The global health advocate also thanked her mother for ‘being such a wonderful grandmother’ to her three children, Charlotte, Aidan and Jasper
“A big thank you for being such a great grandmother. Congratulations @HillaryClinton!’ added the former first daughter, who has three children — Charlotte, seven, Aidan, five, and Jasper, two — with husband Marc Mezvinsky.
The heartwarming snapshot shows Hillary and Chelsea posing in the kitchen in their long clown costumes. The funky outfits, with lots of mixed prints, include a ruffled collar and floppy pointed hats.
The mother and daughter, who appeared to be trick-or-treating that evening, also had their faces painted. That snapshot was probably taken in Arkansas sometime in the late ’80s or early ’90s.
Hillary called across the pond on her birthday in England, where she was speaking at the Women’s History: The Future event at Oxford University. The former first lady also felt nostalgic as she reflected on her past.
“When I stated in Beijing a quarter of a century ago that human rights are women’s rights and that women’s rights are human rights once and for all, that was considered a controversial statement. Now it’s a feminist rallying cry,” she said during the roundtable. People reported.
Family: Chelsea is Hillary’s only child with her husband, former President Bill Clinton
Flashback: The family all wore Donald Duck hats on a 1980s outing
Hillary also spoke about running against Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election, saying, “As a candidate, I felt the full power of misogyny. From my opponent’s blunt sexism to the snare of sympathy, which seems to ensnare only women.’
As she reflects on last year’s presidential election, she said she was encouraged by the diversity of candidates in the Democratic primary.
However, she found it disheartening to “hear the same familiar tropes about the speaking style, voices and authenticity of female candidates.”
In September, Hillary received an honorary doctorate in civil law from Oxford, where her husband, former President Bill Clinton, attended as a Rhodes Scholar. During her speech, she talked about her first visit to the university.
“I had just graduated from law school,” she said. “My boyfriend at the time, Bill Clinton, took me to revisit his residences. We went to University College. It was amazing. We have visited many other interesting places. It was a ‘walk down memory lane’ for him and an immediate sense of attraction for me.’
Busy: Hillary called across the pond on her birthday in England, where she spoke at the Women’s History: The Future event at Oxford University
The Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea, also chose to study at Oxford after receiving her undergraduate degree from Stanford University.
“I sat here like a proud parent when Chelsea received her Ph.D. in International Relations,” she recalled of her daughter’s graduation in 2014.
“The entire ceremony was in Latin, which I found terribly exciting,” she said. “After three years of Latin, I would send a little prayer to Miss Fisher and Miss Snyder, who had been my teachers, whenever I could recognize a word.”
Hillary took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a throwback photo of herself with Terry McAuliffe, in which she said her birthday wish was that he be re-elected governor of Virginia.
McAuliffe, 64, served as governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018.
“Today is my birthday, and this is what I wish most: for Virginia to elect my dear friend @terrymcauliffe again,” she wrote.
Memories: The former first lady also took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a throwback photo of herself with Terry McAuliffe
Goals: Hillary said her birthday wish was for McAuliffe to be re-elected governor of Virginia
“The voting and reproductive rights of millions of people are at stake. Donate or volunteer now at terrymcauliffe.com.’
Earlier this month, Hillary’s husband was hospitalized on Oct. 12 after a urologic infection caused by E. coli developed into sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to infection.
The former president’s doctors said a urinary tract infection developed into urosepsis. He returned home after a five-night stay at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
On October 20, the 75-year-old released a statement via his official Twitter account saying he is “very happy to be home” and “is doing great” after battling sepsis.
“I was so touched by the outpouring of support I received during my hospital stay, thank you so much,” he said. “I’m very happy to be back home, I’m doing well, enjoying this beautiful autumn weather.”
“I’m on my way to recovery, but I want to remind everyone out there, take the time to listen to your body and take care of yourself,” he continued. “We all have work to do and each of us has an important role to play in life and in the near future.
“For example, I’m going to do my best to be around to keep doing the best I can for much longer.”