Jenna Bush Hager Shares Why She Still Feels Insecure When She Compares Herself to Her Twin Sister

Rebelander Basilan
Mar 04, 2019
05:12 A.M.

Although Jenna Bush Hager has a new gig as the next co-host of the fourth hour of "Today," the mother-of-two said that she still feels insecure when she equates herself to her twin sister Barbara Pierce Bush.


Before turning into an NBC morning show personality, the 37-year-old worked as a journalist and a teacher.


On February 26, it was announced that Jenna will be the new co-host alongside Hoda Kotb for "Today" show's fourth hour.

Meanwhile, her sister, Barbara, co-founded Global Health Corps, a non-profit dedicated to health care access.


In a recent interview with People, Jenna revealed that she's dealing some feeling of inadequacy when she compares her career path to Barbara. She said:

“I always kind of belittle myself next to my sister, just because she’s saving the world and I’m drinking pinot grigio."

But then, according to her, Barbara offered comforting words about her career path. She said her sister told her:

“Don’t be down on yourself. You bring joy to people."


On February 26, it was announced that Jenna will be the new co-host alongside Hoda Kotb for "Today" show's fourth hour. She was chosen as the new replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford, who will leave the morning program on April 5.

“They have done that impeccably for 11 years,” Jenna told People. “They have made people laugh, they have comforted people in moments of sadness. And I think that joy is so going to be there.”


Jenna also opened up to People about losing her grandparents, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush. She said:

“It’s very interesting when you lose these people that you love so much and also you’re filled with awe that they’re beloved by everybody."

Jenna was married to Henry Chase Hager on May 10, 2008. The couple shares two daughters, Mila, 5, and Poppy, 3.

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