The next generation of the Bush family will arrive in 2013.
TODAY correspondent Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her first child!
Bush Hager announced on TODAY Wednesday that she and husband Henry Hager will become parents next year, four years after tying the knot.
Jenna, who got married in May of 2008 at the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas, has said her parents are eager for her to start a family. Until recently, however, her parenting plans were limited to pets.”I’m fired up,” her dad, former president Bush, said on a phone call to the show. And Jenna’s mom, former first lady Barbara Bush, said, “I’m thrilled.” “It’s a springtime baby,” said Jenna, who admitted she was “nervous and excited” to let the world know.
“I just have a cat, to my parents’ dismay,” the 31-year-old told People magazine last year. “My dad saw my husband’s boss at a conference, and he said to stop paying my husband until we produce children.”
Her famous father has made no secret of his desire to be a grandfather, telling AARP magazine in 2010, “I’m a little disappointed it hasn’t happened yet.”
On the phone call Wednesday, Matt Lauer asked the former president what he’d like his new grandchild to call him, as Jenna suggested “Popsicle.”
“Sir,” he responded.