Jenna Bush Hager Is Pregnant!

Celebrity News Dec. 12, 2012 AT 8:20AM
Jenna Bush Hager on September 9, 2012 in New York City. Jenna Bush Hager on September 9, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

George W. Bush is going to be a granddad!

The former president's daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, is expecting her first child with husband Henry Hager, she announced Wednesday, Dec. 12 on TODAY.

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"I'm pregnant!" she tearfully told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. "We're so excited and obviously nervous about it. I'm a first-time mom. But it's something that I've always wanted. I'm a teacher and I love kids."

"It's a springtime baby," Hager joined his wife on the TODAY set to give his pregnant wife a bouquet of flowers.

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President Bush and former First Lady joined the chat via phone.  "I'm thrilled!" Laura Bush cooed. "I'm fired up!" added Dubya.

The 31-year-old TODAY correspondent married Hager, 34, a principal at investment firm KKR, on her parents' 1,600-acre Texas ranch back in 2008. (The couple first met while campaigning for Jenna's dad back in 2004.) Recently, Texas native Jenna was named an Editor-at-Large at Southern Living magazine.

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It's no surprise that Dubya and Laura are pleased with their daughter's happy news; in 2010, America's 43rd president admitted to AARP The Magazine that he and his wife want grandchildren -- badly. (Jenna's twin sister Barbara isn't yet married.)

"I'm a little disappointed it hasn't happened yet," President Bush, 66, shared. "But the more disappointment I show, the less likely it is things are going to happen on the time table I want."

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