While accepting an honor at the recent Women Making History Awards in Washington, DC, Laura Bush revealed the cuter-than-cute nicknames her two granddaughters have given herself and their grandpa, George W. Bush.
According to the 70-year-old former First Lady, Jenna Bush Hager’s girls — Mila, 4, and Poppy, 1 — call Laura “Mimi Maxwell” and George “Sir.”
However, a source recently told Page Six that little Mila and Poppy actually refer to their famous grandfather, 70, as “Jefe.”
Though we’re not quite sure why Laura is “Mimi Maxwell” to her granddaughters, Mrs. Bush confessed the nickname was previously made up by her own twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara Pierce Bush, both now age 35.
Jenna and her husband, Henry Hager — who previously tied the knot in May 2008 — welcomed Mila in April 2013 and Poppy in August 2015.
During a recent Today episode, Jenna surprisingly confessed her parents were planning to adopt a child before they got pregnant with their twins. “You know, my parents put in their adoption papers before Barbara and I were born,” Jenna told co-star Kathie Lee Gifford last February.
“They tried for five years and they weren’t getting pregnant — and I have a picture by my bed [of my parents] actually that they had sent to the adoption agency and my mom always says, ‘Doesn’t this look like a couple that’s just desperate for children?’ — and then the day they found out they’d been accepted to adopt, they found out they were pregnant with us,” she continued.
“This happens when a couple says, ‘Ok, we’re gonna [adopt],’ and then they relax [and get pregnant],” Kathie Lee chimed in.
“So they stopped the adoption because she was pregnant — she had twins, [and] believe me, we were a handful!” Jenna added. Too funny!