Jenna Bush Hager On Her Parents’ Reaction To Her Pregnancy
First Published: December 20, 2012 5:04 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The holidays are a little sweeter this year for former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, who is celebrating her first pregnancy with her husband, Henry Hager.
“I’m feeling great,” the mom-to-be told Access Hollywood this week as she promoted “A White House Christmas: First Families Remember,” which she served as an executive producer on.
“My parents are really excited, obviously,” Bush Hager said, referring to her father, President George W. Bush and her mom, former First Lady Barbara Bush. “This is the one gift they’ve been bothering me about.
“They’ve been harassing me and my husband about it for five years,” she continued, laughing. “Literally, at our rehearsal dinner they brought it up… But they’re really thrilled of course.”
Bush Hager, a correspondent for the “Today” show, revealed her pregnancy news publicly on the program last week.
She’s due in spring 2013, but she and her husband aren’t getting things ready just yet.
“We still have a while to go and really we’re just celebrating the gift that will come in several months,” Bush Hager told Access. “That’s more important than anything that’s material.”
“A White House Christmas: First Families Remember,” premieres on Thursday, December 20 at 8 ET/PT.
Hosted by Meredith Vieira, the special looks at Christmases past and present and features members of presidential families over the last 50 years, including First Lady Michelle Obama, and former First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barbara Bush and Rosalynn Carter.
“Warm and fuzzy doesn’t really describe it,” Bush Hager said when asked about the memories that spring to mind when thinking of her Christmases at the White House during her dad’s two terms in the Presidency.
“The White House is such a magic place during the holidays… People come from all over the country to decorate it and then to see it, and you know, it’s just a really special place and that’s one of the reasons that we produced this special, all of these women and men – Michael Regan, as well — we all have had the privilege of living history and being in this place so we wanted to share some of that magic.”
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