They might not be first daughters anymore, but Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush Jr. are doing pretty well for themselves! The women recently revealed that they have a new book together titled Sisters First. The memoir will detail stories from their upbringing and explain what it was like being thrust into the national spotlight.
"Emotionally, I was unprepared," Barbara wrote about attending college while her father campaigned for re-election. "The students living in the dorm across from mine had Al Gore signs in all their windows. I couldn’t look out my window without seeing one. The only way to avoid them was to stare at the ground. I knew the signs were not personal, but it still felt like a stab each time I saw one." Keep scrolling to learn more about the sisters!
Are Jenna and Barbara Bush twins?
Yes, even though they don't look a lot alike, the women are twins. They're fraternal twins to be exact, and technically Barbara was born before Jenna, so she's the older one of the two. The duo likes to use the term "sororal twins" instead, which is an informal phrase for female twins (like sorority rather than fraternity... get it?)
What is Jenna Bush's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jenna is worth $4 million. She also allegedly has a salary of $500,000.
Where does Jenna Bush live?
Jenna lives in NYC to be close to the Today set in Rockefeller Center. The best part? Her neighbor is her co-star Savannah Guthrie! "Jenna Bush Hager is my next door neighbor. She's one of my closest friends! I look out [my daughter] Vale's window, across the courtyard and I look into Jenna's bedroom. She tries to keep the shades drawn," Savannah joked.
Does Jenna Bush have secret service protection?
According to the law, former presidents, first ladies, and children under the age of 16 will receive protection from secret service. This protection used to be limited to 10 years after the president left office but was amended after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "We must make sure that the safety and security of our former chief executives is not jeopardized," Rep. Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas explained.
It doesn't stop there because before he left office, President George W. Bush ordered an issue of protection for his daughters for an undisclosed amount of time. That was almost a decade ago, but it's possible that the women are still benefiting from their father's order.
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Is Barbara Bush gay?
Apparently, a lot of people think a single 35-year-old woman must be a lesbian. But, as far as we know Barbara is straight. She is, however, a supporter of gay rights. In 2011, she came out as a supporter of gay marriage. While the public was shocked from her different beliefs from her father's, her friends saw it coming.
“She circulates in social New York. She’s shown herself to be interested in that world," an acquaintance said about her. "Jenna, I think, is a little more in line with her parents, the marriage in Texas, the Today show job. Barbara has always seemed a bit more intellectual, which would lend itself to this sort of thing. I think she has a nuanced sense of the world, she’s part of the East Coast intellectual elite."
Is Barbara Bush married?
No, she is not married and she keeps her life extremely private. She dated Panamanian painter Miky Fabrega for about four years before they split. And she was most recently linked to Andrew Jenks. But, her low-key love life hasn't stopped her family members from trying to set her up on dates.
Barbara with Jenna and her husband, Henry Hager. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In 2016, Jenna admitted that she tried to set her twin up with Prince Harry. "My sister’s humiliated," she admitted. "The truth is, I don’t know if she’s interested, but Henry [my husband] and I are. Wouldn’t you want to be sister-in-law and brother-in-law to a prince?" Well, that relationship obviously never panned out, but the prince seems pretty happy with Meghan Markle.
Where did Barbara Bush go to college?
Barbara attended Yale University and Jenna attended the University of Texas at Austin. Both of them were legacy members of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
What does Barbara Bush do?
Barbara is the co-founder and president of a public health-focused non-profit, Global Health Corps. She focuses on humanitarian work and trying to improve the lives of people in lesser developed countries. Jenna is an author and correspondent for NBC News. The twins are clearly extremely impressive. We can't wait to see what they have in store next!