Henry Chase Hager, the TV star’s husband, and Jenna Bush Hager, who is also a TV celebrity, have been together for more than 10 years, despite the fact that Henry Chase Hager declined Jenna Bush Hager’s proposal of marriage.
Dating may be difficult for anybody, but it can be particularly difficult for someone whose father was the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. Jenna Bush Hager is fully aware of this fact; yet, she counts her meeting Henry Hager, who is now her husband, among her good fortunes.
In the early 2000s, Jenna and Henry went to a football game together thanks to the efforts of a buddy they had in common. She was initially apprehensive about the possibility of dating Henry since he worked for her father, she thought she was “too old” for him, and he already had a girlfriend. After Jenna came to the conclusion that he was “attractive,” the two of them finally locked lips.
Jenna and Henry went on their first date not long after that strange incident, and Jenna subsequently said that it was the worst first date she had ever been on. Due to the fact that George W. Bush was still in office at the time, Jenna was required to have Secret Service personnel accompany her at all times.
She was traveling through Arlington, Virginia, in Henry’s automobile at the time, and a car full of Secret Service personnel was following them closely. Henry resided in Arlington at the time.
Henry ultimately became aware that he was becoming dangerously low on petrol, so he made an attempt to locate a gas station in the immediate area. The vehicle came to a halt precisely in the midst of a moderate hill.
It is quite possible that Henry grew extremely agitated and forgot to use the brakes, which resulted in his car driving backward and colliding with the vehicle used by the Secret Service. While Henry was “horrified,” Jenna thought it hilarious and couldn’t stop grinning during the whole thing.
It is also important to keep in mind that Jenna’s mother, Laura Bush, who served as First Lady for eight years, did not take the connection between Henry and Jenna very seriously. Even so far back as 2005, Laura maintained that Henry was not “a serious boyfriend.”
Even so, discovering him was a stroke of luck. In the year 2000, he graduated with a degree in political science from Wake Forest University before beginning his career working for Karl Rove and eventually joined the reelection campaign of George W. Bush in 2004.
Henry hails from a prominent political family and is now enrolled in the business program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. His father, John, held the positions of lieutenant governor and chairman of the Republican Party in Virginia during his time in public service.
Jenna proposed to Henry less than three months after the couple had their first date, surpassing Laura’s low expectations for the future of their relationship.
Jenna once shared with the audience of “Today” a touching Valentine’s Day letter that she had written for her husband or wife.
Due to the fact that the event took place during the holiday season, Jenna “may have had a Christmas drink” before to asking the question. She said this when she was dancing with Henry:
“That wraps it up. That is not news to me at all. Just settle down and have a family now. The question is, “Why are we still waiting?”
Despite the fact that they had been dating for a little over a year at that point, Jenna was certain that they would spend the rest of their lives together. Henry felt the same way, but all he did was grin and make the comment that, despite the fact that he was “crazy” for her, she was still young.
Henry made his marriage proposal to Jenna in the year 2007. The first thing he did was ask George W. Bush for permission to marry his daughter, and in response, the former president said, “Done deal.”
After that, Henry decided to pop the question to Jenna when the two of them were out hiking in Acadia National Park near Maine’s Cadillac Mountain. In 2008, the Bush family home in Texas served as the setting for their wedding, which was attended by around 200 people. Her response was positive.
Henry and Jenna have been married for the last 14 years, and throughout that time, both of them have seen steady advancement in their respective careers. At the moment, Henry is working his way through the ranks to become the Managing Director of the Waterous Energy Fund.
Despite this, Jenna has been one of the most well-known journalists in the nation for quite some time, notably since since she began working on the “Today” program in the year 2009. At the present, she and Hoda Kotb share the role of co-hosting the fourth hour of the morning news show.
Jenna often waxes lyrical about the unique connection that she and Henry have, despite the fact that Henry lives a somewhat secluded life. During one of her appearances on “Today,” she shared with the audience a touching Valentine’s Day letter that she had written for her husband.
When Jenna got home late from work, Henry would always have a “simple, solid, and considerate” Post-it note waiting for her on the kitchen counter. She likened his love to the note.
According to Jenna, becoming a mother for a second time was “a lot more enjoyable.”
She has also discussed some of the kind acts that Henry has performed for her, such as making supper for her the night before she goes for work. For example.
Henry and Jenna’s three children are a daughter named Mila, a son named Hal, and a daughter named Poppy. The journalist said that it was challenging to balance her role as a parent with her career, but she noted that many other women have done so in the past and would continue to do so in the future. Afterwards, Jenna added:
“I’m delighted I have a job because I want to show my children that women are capable of achieving everything they set their minds to.” But there is no way that you can complete everything at once.
The first two of Henry and Jenna’s children were nearly born one right after the other, but the birth of their third kid was five years later than expected.
New York City was the location where Jenna gave birth to her daughter Margaret “Mila” Hager on April 13, 2013. George W. Bush’s granddaughter has been given the names of both of her grandparents, the former president said on Facebook.
Because the couple was so positive that their child would be a boy, the pair painted the nursery room a pale blue color. They decided to be more careful with their second pregnancy, and as soon as they found out they were expecting, they asked the doctor about the gender of the baby.
New York City was the location of Poppy Louise Hager’s birth on August 13th, 2015. She was given the middle names Louise and Lewis in recognition of the grandparents of Jenna and Henry, as well as the nickname of Jenna’s grandfather, George Herbert Walker “Poppy” Bush. Her first name is Jenna Louise.
During the whole process of giving birth, Henry repeatedly remarked how “wonderful” his wife was, and Mila couldn’t stop gushing over her “baby sister.” Jenna said that having a second child was “even more delightful” than the first due to the fact that she was already aware of “how delightful motherhood was.”
The arrival of Henry Harold “Hal” Hager, the third child of the couple, was celebrated by family and friends on August 2, 2019. The kid was given a variety of names, including his own father’s name, from the extended family on his father’s side of the family. The middle name was bestowed to him by his grandpa on his father’s side.
Jenna continued by saying that her two children who were the youngest at the time were overjoyed to have a baby brother and that they had already decided on the name Hal Pal for him. How absolutely precious is Henry and Jenna’s little family?