Jenna Bush Hager became teary on the set of The Today Show on Tuesday, right before heading off for maternity leave. She and her husband are expecting their second child on August 13. They are the parents of two-year-old daughter Mila.
Immediately following a segment Jenna Bush did on Reese Witherspoon, she was showered with baby gifts by the Today Show anchors.
That wasn’t the only big surprise for the daughter of former President George W. Bush and the granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, however.
A phone call from two very special people–while on the air live–brought Jenna Bush Hager to tears.
Former First Ladies Barbara and Laura Bush called in to the show and made Jenna’s send off even more special.
Watch @JennaBushHager's tears of joy when her mom & grandma surprised her on @TODAYshow! http://t.co/bIQcHksXAw pic.twitter.com/F1oeLjsv1Q
— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) August 10, 2015
“We’re calling in just to give her lots of love, and tell her we can’t wait to see that new baby,” Laura Bush said over the phone.
“I can’t handle this,” a very teary Jenna Bush Hager said.
Savannah Guthrie made a comment while the two former first ladies were on the phone that surely came out wrong.
“One thing we know the Bush ladies know how to do is raise beautiful little girls,” she remarked.
Barbara Bush picked up on it right away, and interjected a comment laced with good naturedness.
“Wait a minute,” she said. “We’re not bad on boys!”
ICYMI: Tears flow when @JennaBushHager gets surprise call before maternity leave! http://t.co/V6zyBoryA7 pic.twitter.com/d0f4fmdukp
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 10, 2015
It was an exciting morning for Jenna Bush Hager. Her fans will no doubt be awaiting word from her Today Show cohorts on the birth of her second baby.