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Newly engaged White House budget chief Peter Orzag fathered Greek love child last year

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White House budget chief Peter Orszag has a Greek love child. (AP Photo)

The news is out: White House budget chief Peter Orszag -- who announced his engagement to to ABC financial correspondent Bianna Golodryga just last week -- fathered a love child with Greek shipping heiress Claire Milonas in 2009.

But before you get excited about a scandal, take a breath. Golodryga knew all about it and the relationship was over before they were engaged. Orszag released this statement about his relationship with Milonas on Wednesday:

We were in a committed relationship until the spring of 2009. In November, Claire gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Although we are no longer together, we are both thrilled she is happy and healthy, and we would hope that everyone will respect her privacy."

Orszag, 41, has two other children from a previous marriage.

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