Today Show’s Jenna Bush Hager continues to be adjusting to life as a working mother of three after welcoming son Henry ‘Hal’ in August with husband Henry. Married for 11 years, Bush Hager not too long ago shared on the air that she is the one within the relationship who first steered tying the knot.
Met by arrange
Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, informed co-host Hoda Kotb that she met her future husband after being mounted up by one in all her faculty pals who occurred to be interning for Hager. “Henry and I had mutual friends who kind of set us up,” she informed Kotb Today. “I think setting people up is the most fun. We smooched to a Little Troy song.”
Working for President Bush’s 2004 re-election marketing campaign as deputy operations supervisor, Hager was acquainted with the world of politics that was a basis for his boss’s daughter. According to Women’s Health, he additionally served as employees assistant underneath Karl Rove on the White House to President Bush from 2001 to 2003. According to the outlet, Hager now works as a director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) as an asset supervisor.
“He’s very smart. He’s a hard worker. He’s open-minded. He’s extremely outdoorsy. If he could spend every day outside, he would,” the Today star gushed to Diane Sawyer of Hager in September 2007 “He’s very into the environment… And so, now he’s trying to find a job where he can support the environment and be outdoors. … He’s very supportive.”
Jenna jumps the gun
In a current dialog on Today With Hoda & Jenna, Bush Hager revealed to Kotb that she was the one who proposed to her then-boyfriend early in on their relationship.
“I asked Henry to marry me,” Bush Hager stated, in keeping with Today..
“How did I not know that?” Kotb requested.
Bush Hager had a fast reply. “Because he said no, and then he asked me five years later,” she stated.
The Today co-host had been in her early 20s on the time, and the couple had solely been collectively for a short while when Bush Hager knew the younger political employee was ‘the one.’
“After three months of dating — I might’ve had a Christmas cocktail — and we were dancing, and I said, ‘This is it, I know it, let’s just get married, what are we waiting for?’” Bush Hager recalled.
Apparently, Hager wasn’t fairly able to stroll down the aisle however was prepared to attend. “He smiled, and he was like, ‘I’m crazy about you, but you’re young,’” the morning information star shared.
Though he didn’t settle for his girlfriend’s invitation to wed on the time, Hager popped the query himself a number of years later with a romantic proposal in Acadia National Park.
“We hiked Cadillac Mountain, which is the tallest peak on the Northeast. … It’s supposedly where the sun first hits the United States. … We got up at 4 in the morning,” Bush Hager recalled to Sawyer, in keeping with ABC News. “We had camped out in a tent, and he woke me up, and he was really excited, and of course, I did not want to go hiking at 4 in the morning. It was freezing.”
Bush Hager quickly acquired over the chilly temps since she was greeted by a life-changing shock on the finish of their tour. “We hiked in the dark for an hour and a half, and then when we got towards the top, with the sunrise, he asked me,” she shared, including that the reply was ‘yes.’
The Today co-host revealed that the engagement ring Hager presenter her with has particular which means. “It’s his great-grandmother’s and then he reset it,” Bush Hager stated. “I got to read about his great-grandmother and great-grandfather, how they fell in love, he wrote a little letter to me about it.”
Now with three younger kids in tow and two thriving careers, Henry and Jenna Bush Hager are prime examples of constructing marriage a precedence within the midst of a busy life.