Jenna Bush Hager Remembers Late Grandmother Barbara Bush: ‘This Force of a Woman’
By Rachel McRady
Jenna Bush Hager will certainly miss her “Ganny.”
The 36-year-old Today show correspondent honored her late grandmother, Barbara Bush, on Tuesday, following the news that the former First Lady had died. She was 92.
“I already miss this FORCE of a woman -- the ‘enforcer’ because she was the glue that held our family together,” Jenna captioned a throwback Instagram photo of herself with her grandparents, Barbara and George Bush Sr. “She taught me to use my voice but also to value the opinions of others.”
The journalist and TV personality went on to praise her grandmother’s loyalty and her sense of humor, adding, “I will miss your laugh terribly.”
Jenna also opened up about the love between Barbara and George Sr., saying, “She adored my Gampy, the first man she ever kissed; their love story is so engrained in the history of our family. Thinking of my Gampy tonight -- no doubt missing his beloved desperately. Gans, people stopped me all the time to tell me how much they loved you. I didn’t mind sharing you with them. I love you more than tongue can tell, my Ganny.”
Earlier in the day, Jenna had shared a photo of Barbara standing by George Sr.’s side as he gave a speech, writing, “Couldn’t love this woman more. Our world, particularly my families is so much better because she’s in it.”
On Monday’s Today show, Jenna gave an update on her grandmother, saying, “She’s the best grandma anybody could have ever had. [My sister] Barbara and I talked to her last night. She’s in great spirits and she’s a fighter. She’s an enforcer!”
For more from the Bush family, watch the clip below.