George W. Bush’s Daughter: What We Know About Jenna Bush Hager

While George W. Bush was president, there was a regular spotlight on his twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna. But even though he left the Oval Office in 2008, the younger of the twins has maintained a bit of celebrity. Here, we play catch up and tell you what we know about Jenna Bush Hager.

Jenna and Barbara Bush were the first twins in the White House | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

She’s come a long way from being a party girl

Hager and her sister got into trouble when their dad was the president when they were busted for underage alcohol-related activities twice within the span of five weeks. But it looks like those days are far, far behind her.

After working on her father’s 2004 election campaign, Hager became a teacher and writer, as well as an education correspondent on the Today show on NBC. Her role on the show has increased over the years to include fill-in duties for Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. With Gifford eyeing an exit from the show, there have been rumors Hager is her likely successor.

Jenna Bush Hager on ‘Today’ | Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Inc./People

She met her husband while living at the White House

The former first daughter met her future husband, Henry Hager, while she was working on her father’s campaign in 2004. At the time, he was working as Deputy Operations Manager, and later held positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce until 2006. In 2008, Henry and Jenna were married at her parents’ ranch in Texas. They two now live in New York with their two young daughters, Mila and Poppy.

Speaking of which …

George H.W. Bush and his great-granddaughter Poppy | Jenna Bush Hager via Instagram

Her second child is named after her grandfather

Hager’s youngest daughter, Poppy, wasn’t given just any ol’ name. It’s actually an ode to George Bush Sr. who’s nickname was “Poppy” when he was growing up.

Hager said in an Instagram post after her grandfather’s passing:

“What a gift that my girls got to know our Gampy. What an honor that we could name our Poppy after such a principled, humble, kind man who we all loved fiercely and who loved us back. “

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