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Laura and George W. Bush Keep in Touch with Their Granddaughter Via iPad

Laura and George W. Bush Keep in Touch with Their Granddaughter
Via iPad

Originally posted 05/12/2014 11:25AM

Their family can't be together on special occasions like Mother's Day, but thanks to technology, eager grandparents George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, will have no problem staying in touch with daughters, Barbara and Jenna, and Jenna's 1-year-old daughter, Mila, in New York. They'll just pull out their iPads.

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Lauren Bush and David Lauren Tie the Knot

Lauren Bush and David Lauren Tie the Knot

Originally posted 09/05/2011 08:15AM

David Lauren, son of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren, and Lauren Bush, niece of former President George W. Bush, were married Sunday in a lavish ceremony in Colorado, PEOPLE has confirmed.

After meeting in 2004 and getting engaged last year, Bush, 27, and Lauren, 39, exchanged vows at the designer's 17,000-acre Double RL Ranch (named for Ralph and wife Ricky Lauren) in the Rocky Mountains.

Though the actual ceremony took place on Sunday, the entire holiday weekend was built around wedding festivities, including a picnic and softball game Saturday, rehearsal dinner Saturday night and a post-wedding rodeo scheduled for Monday.

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George W. Bush's Daughter Endorses Gay Marriage

Originally posted 02/01/2011 11:15AM



Barbara Bush, a twin daughter of Laura and George W. Bush, is openly bucking a policy her father promoted as president. She is publicly endorsing gay marriage.

"I am Barbara Bush, and I am a New Yorker for marriage equality," Bush, who lives in New York City (sister Jenna Bush Hager is also moving there), says in the filmed message on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign, a national gay advocacy group. "New York is about fairness and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love."

She concludes her message by stating, "Join us."

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George W. Bush Wants Grandkids – Desperately | George Bush

George W. Bush Wants Grandkids – Desperately

Originally posted 11/10/2010 09:00AM

Bush Twins take note: Your dad is anxious to be a grandfather.

"I'm a little disappointed it hasn't happened yet," former President George W. Bush tells December's AARP The Magazine. "But the more disappointment I show, the less likely it is things are going to happen on the time table I want."

He may be in for a wait since 28-year-old daughters Jenna Bush Hager, who married in 2008, and Barbara Bush are both focused on their careers. Jenna told PEOPLE in May that it will be "years" before she gives her parents grandkids. Fortunately, Bush has his wife Laura to keep him company.

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Bush Twins Trick-or-Treat as a Flapper and a Fallen Angel

Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush Trick-or-Treat as a Flapper and a Fallen Angel

Originally posted 10/22/2010 05:15PM

They may be past their trick-or-treating prime, but the Bush twins couldn't pass up candy and a good cause Thursday night.

Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush, both 28, joined celebs like former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber and girlfriend Traci Johnson for a masquerade ball for UNICEF, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of its trick-or-treating program.

Jenna paid homage to the roaring twenties with a flapper ensemble, while her sister got in touch with her dark side in a head-to-toe black angel costume.

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Barbara Bush Doesn't Have a TV to Watch Sister Jenna on Today

Barbara Bush Doesn't Have a TV to Watch Sister Jenna on Today

Originally posted 05/06/2010 10:05AM

You'd think Barbara Bush would be the first person tuning in every time sister Jenna, a Today show correspondent, does an on-air segment. Trouble is, Barbara has no TV!

"I live alone, so I'm trying to force myself to get out and do other things," Barbara tells PEOPLE of her low-fi existence in a fifth-floor New York City walk-up apartment.

Luckily, Jenna, who lives outside the city, regularly comes to town and stays in hotels – where Barbara can get her TV fix. "She'll pack a bag and come stay with me," says Jenna. "We're in the room, and I'll be, 'Can't we read?' And she's like, 'Nope. Is there a Law & Order on?' "

Barbara also keeps it simple when she visits Jenna and her husband, Henry Hager – she takes the bus. "It's $10 and has Internet," she explains.

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Source: Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Not Getting Married

Source: Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Not Getting Married

Originally posted 04/14/2009 06:20PM

Put away the bridal magazines. Former First Daughter Barbara Bush is not planning to get married anytime soon, a source tells PEOPLE.

Despite reports that the Bush twin, 27, is going to marry her boyfriend Jaly Blount this summer, a Bush family source tells PEOPLE there is no wedding in the works.

"The story is absolutely not true," the source says.

It's been nearly a year since Barbara's twin, Jenna, married Henry Hager in Texas last May.

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Bush Daughters: We're Ready for Dad to Return to Texas

Bush Daughters: We're Ready for Dad to Return to Texas

Originally posted 12/19/2008 10:15AM

After eight years in the White House, President Bush's twin daughters are looking forward to a respite from Washington – if only for their father's sake.

In a PEOPLE interview, Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush, both 27, reflect on the strain George W. Bush has been under. The twins also offer some advice to the Obamas' daughters, Sasha and Malia, and Jenna's new husband Henry Hager talks about bonding with the First Father-in-Law.

Jenna and Barbara, how have you seen your parents change over the last eight years?
Jenna: Eight years ago, my dad was a very popular Texas governor. And I think in Texas, he was able to get a lot done because he was friends with Democrats and Republicans – Democrats supported him. So he was – we were very optimistic. I think maybe I was a little naive about how people would treat him. But he's never wavered in his decisions and he's the same as he was when we were little, his ethics. So that's something to be proud of in itself.
Barbara: And I would say we haven't see our parents as people change that much, because they've stayed the same to us and they've, as Jenna said, have the same characteristics and ethics that they had all their life.
Jenna: He looks a little bit older, obviously. He's been under a lot of stress, so we're ready for him to go back to Texas and be warmly received, I'm sure.

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President Hosts White House Wedding Reception | Jenna Bush

Weddings

President Hosts White House Wedding Reception

Originally posted 06/21/2008 09:40PM

A White House wedding reception for first daughter Jenna and new husband Henry Hager on Saturday night drew hundreds of friends and family, including President Bush, who took to the dance floor.

The United States Marine Band played a selection of standards and other "oldies-but-goodies," one of the guests tells PEOPLE, for the Republican-heavy crowd of 600 including secretaries of state past and present, Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice.

President Bush danced, as did First Lady Laura Bush and their two daughters, Barbara and her newlywed sister Jenna, who is just back from her Hawaiian honeymoon, the guest says.

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Live from New York: It's Laura Bush!

Originally posted 04/22/2008 12:05PM

Video courtesy Today
Tuesday brought a round of firsts for first lady Laura Bush – including her launch as a first-time author, her providing the first public tour of the family's Texas ranch, and her initial stint as a network morning-show host.

"And welcome back to another hour of Today," Mrs. Bush said live from Studio A in New York's Rockefeller Center. "A beautiful crowd here in our plaza in midtown Manhattan. I'm Laura Bush, and I'll be your guest host today, Tuesday, April 22, 2008."

"That's something you don't hear every day," quipped the show's co-anchor Matt Lauer – as the guest host's daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, observed their mother from the show's in-studio news desk.

"Very good job," critiqued Jenna.

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