updated 02/22/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/22/2010 AT 12:20 PM ET
Bill Clinton is keeping clear of the wedding planning for daughter Chelsea’s upcoming nuptials – but he will have two very important jobs when it comes to her big day.
The details of Chelsea’s wedding to fiancé Marc Mezvinsky are up to “Chelsea and her mother” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said the father of the bride-to-be. “They’re having a good time doing it.”
But the former president is beaming with joy over the couple’s impending marriage. “I must say I am very happy,” he said. “My daughter is happy. I like and admire my future son-in-law, so I couldn’t be happier about it.”
Asked if he expected to shed some tears on his only daughter’s wedding day, Clinton said, “Probably. I always thought being her father was my most important job, so it’s a big day for me. [It’s] the biggest day in her life, probably, and I’m happy.”
Chelsea, 29, and Mezvinsky, 31, an investment banker, became engaged last November.