Jenna Bush Hager has revealed that she asked her husband Henry Hager to marry her after only three months of dating – and he rejected her because she was too young.
The 38 year old Today Host was chatting with her co-host Hoda Kotb at the fourth hour of the morning show when she admitted she was in her early twenties and head over heels in love with Henry when she suggested that they hook up.
“I asked Henry to marry me,” she said, shockingly to Hoda, who was surprised that she had never heard the story before.
Head over heels! Jenna Bush Hager (right) revealed at the Today show on Friday morning that she had asked her husband to marry her after only three months of dating
Look of love: the former first daughter met Henry when he was working on her father’s re-election campaign in 2004, and she knew almost immediately that he was the one
‘What? You did?’ Asked Hoda. “How did I not know that?”
“Because he said no, and then he asked me five years later,” Jenna said with a laugh.
Jenna met Henry when he was working on her father’s re-election campaign in 2004, and she knew almost immediately that he was the one.
“After three months of dating – maybe I had a Christmas cocktail – and we danced, and I said,” This is it, I know, let’s just get married, what are we waiting for? “, She remembered.
Looking back: Jenna said she “might have had a Christmas cocktail” when she suggested they hook up, but Henry rejected her because she was only in her early twenties
Memories: Henry asked the question in 2007, and the following year they said “I do” on the Bush family estate in Crawford, Texas
“My sister said,” Whoa, whoa, “she said about her Barbara Barbara twins.
Hoda couldn’t help asking how Henry responded to her improvised proposal.
“He smiled and said,” I love you, but you are young, “she said.
Jenna’s eagerness to marry at a young age may have been influenced by her parents’ romantic love story.
George W. and Laura Bush got married on November 5, 1977, three months after they met on a blind date, and 42 years later, they seem more in love than ever.
Henry introduced Jenna in 2007 and his mother, Maggie, told it Washington Post that he had asked President Bush for permission to marry his daughter.
Party of five: Henry and Jenna have daughters, Mila and Poppy, and a baby boy, Hal, who was born in August
So sweet: Henry and their oldest daughters surprised Jenna earlier this month with flowers when she and Hoda debuted their new live show
The couple said “I do” in May 2008 on the Bush family estate in Crawford, Texas.
Jenna and Henry welcomed their daughter Mila, now six or five years later. They also have a four-year-old daughter, Poppy, and a son, Hal, who was born in August.
Henry and their oldest daughters surprised Jenna with flowers earlier this month when she and Hoda debuted their new live show.
At the start of the segment, Jenna paid tribute to the man as he said in the audience.
“Henry, you came and you know what? My mother calls Henry the saint, which implies that I am not easy to marry, but Hank, I love you, “she said. “So thanks for coming.”