April 25th, 2013
09:33 AM ET
10 years ago

Barbara Bush on Jeb in 2016: ‘We've had enough Bushes’

(CNN) – While former President George W. Bush says he wants his brother Jeb to run for president in 2016, their always-blunt mother said Thursday she feels differently.

“He's by far the best qualified man, but no. I really don't,” she said when asked if her son, the former Florida governor, will make a White House bid.

Filed under: Barbara Bush • George W. Bush • Jeb Bush • Jenna Bush
April 14th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
10 years ago

Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby girl

(CNN) – Former first couple George W. and Laura Bush said Sunday they were "elated" at the news their daughter Jenna had given birth to a girl.

"Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild, Margaret Laura 'Mila' Hager," the first-time grandparents wrote in a statement, noting the new addition to the Bush family was named for her grandmothers.

Filed under: George W. Bush • Jenna Bush
December 12th, 2012
08:30 AM ET
10 years ago

Former first daughter Jenna Bush pregnant

(CNN) – George W. Bush is going to be a grandfather.

The former president's daughter Jenna announced Wednesday she was "nervous and so excited" to be expecting her first child, due sometime in the spring of 2013.

Filed under: George W. Bush • Jenna Bush
May 11th, 2008
04:52 PM ET
13 years ago

Bush: Jenna's wedding was 'spectacular'


President George Bush and first lady Laura Bush pose with daughters Jenna and Barbara. (White House Photo)

- Against the backdrop of a stunning Texas sunset, near a lake on the Bush family's 1,600-acre ranch, President Bush walked his daughter, Jenna, down the aisle to her groom, the White House said.

Jenna, 26, married Henry Hager, the son of a well-connected Virginia Republican.

"The wedding was spectacular. It was all we could have hoped for," the president said Sunday before boarding Air Force One.

"We're mighty blessed."

Wearing a white silk organza Oscar de la Renta gown, the bride stood with the groom before a beige-colored cross and altar made of Texas limestone.

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Filed under: George W. Bush • Jenna Bush
May 10th, 2008
09:45 AM ET
15 years ago

Wedding bells toll for first daughter

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/05/10/bush.wedding/art.bush.hager.gi.jpg caption="First daughter Jenna Bush marries her longtime boyfriend Henry Hager Saturday night."]

CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) - First daughter Jenna Bush and Henry Hager - the son of a well-connected Virginia Republican - say "I do" Saturday on President Bush's 1,600-acre ranch in Crawford, Texas.

"I had to face some very difficult spending decisions and I've had to conduct sensitive diplomacy. That's called planning for a wedding," Bush told the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on March 12.

The plans are largely under wraps, but they call for gathering by a lake in front of an altar and four-foot high cross made from Texas limestone.

"This is the time when the wildflowers are all blooming. And I think it will be a very, very lovely wedding, and it will be very like Jenna and Henry," first lady Laura Bush recently said.

Jenna Bush told CNN's Larry King on April 24 that the wedding will include "all relatives, our families, really, kind of big. So it's half-family and then half-very close friends." More wedding details »

Not all of her friends will be on hand though.

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Filed under: Jenna Bush • President Bush
August 9th, 2007
12:50 PM ET
16 years ago

Laura, Jenna Bush writing children's book

Laura and Jenna Bush are writing a book, USA TODAY reports.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The first lady is set to become a first author.

Laura Bush, along with daughter Jenna, are in the process of writing a children's book about a child who does not like reading, USA TODAY reports.

The picture book, to be published next spring by HarperCollins, is inspired by the teaching experiences of both Laura and Jenna. The elder Mrs. Bush is a former public school teacher, while the younger Bush taught in Washington, DC after she graduated college.

The official announcement is expected to come later Thursday.

"It's a book that I've always wanted to write," Laura Bush told USA TODAY. "And it's fun to be able to do it with your daughter."

Laura Bush also told the paper she expects the task to be difficult.

"In a picture book, there are so few words, so each word has to be perfect," she said. Jenna and I know that, and we know that each page should have something to make you want to turn the page. That's the challenge."

Jenna Bush has previously tried her hand as a writer, completing a yet-to-be published book last winter about her experiences working for UNICEF.

Filed under: Jenna Bush • Laura Bush