Facts about Jenna Hager

Jenna Bush Hager is 40 years old
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Best known as: The co-host of the morning show TODAY With Hoda and Jenna

     

     

Jenna Bush Hager Biography

Jenna Bush Hager is the second child of former U.S. president George W. Bush and Laura Bush. (Her fraternal twin, Barbara Bush, was born a few minutes before her. Jenna is blonde, Barbara brunette.)

As the grandchild of President George Bush the elder, and then the daughter of President George Bush the younger, Jenna was much in the public eye during her youth. She enrolled in the University of Texas in 2000, the same year her father was elected to the White House, and graduated with an English degree in 2004.

Bush became an elementary school teacher near Washington D.C., then traveled as an intern with the international children’s organization Unicef. Her book Ana’s Story, based on those travels, was published in 2007. In 2009, The Today Show announced that she would become a special correspondent for the show, while continuing to work as a teacher in Baltimore. Eventually she gave up teaching for TV and rose to become a co-host (with Hoda Kotb) of the morning show Today With Hoda & Jenna.

Jenna Bush married her longtime boyfriend, Henry Hager, on May 10, 2008 in Crawford, Texas. Their first child, a daughter named Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager, was born on April 13, 2013. A second daughter, Poppy Louise Hager, was born on August 13, 2015. A son, Henry (Hal) Hager, was born on August 2, 2019.

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Henry Hager is a former White House aide who attended Wake Forest University and received an MBA from the University of Virginia in 2008. His father is John Hager, the former lieutenant governor of Virginia… Jenna is named for her mother’s mother, Jenna Welch. Her first child, daughter Margaret Laura Hager, is named for the mothers of Jenna and Henry Hager. Her second child, Poppy, is named for Jenna’s grandfather George Bush. Her son Henry Hager is named for Henry Hager… Jenna Bush was twice cited for underage drinking while her father was president. She was first caught in an Austin bar in April of 2001. She and her sister were cited again by police in May 2001 after attempting to buy drinks with a fake ID at an Austin restaurant.


     

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