Estranged Former Daughter-in-Law of Barbara Bush Called Her Biography 'Very Ironic'

Comfort Omovre
Apr 06, 2019
09:45 A.M.

Barbara Bush's former daughter-in-law is not a fan of her biography; she sees the contents as nothing but ironic, and her reason seems valid.


Many may not know or remember Sharon Bush, but once upon a time, she was married into one of the most prominent families in the United States; to the son of the 41st President George H.W. Bush — Neil Bush.

Sharon Bush attends the 57th annual Viennese Opera ball gala at The Waldorf Astoria | Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Sharon Bush attends the 57th annual Viennese Opera ball gala at The Waldorf Astoria | Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Their marriage of 23 years ended in a bitter divorce that made headlines in 2003, and since then, Sharon became estranged to the family, although she still uses the last name.

However, recent events led to the mother-of-three speaking out about the deceased matriarch of the Bush family, Barbara Bush, whose biography by Susan Page got published on April 2.

The release brought back a lot of sad memories for Sharon, and feeling the need to speak about it, she contacted "PEOPLE." The 66-year-old speaking with the news outlet said she considers the content of the biography to be "Very ironic."


This view comes from getting shunned by the deceased during the CEO of Teddy Share's divorce from Neil. Describing herself and her ex-mother-in-law as close, Sharon said she was hurt and disappointed when Mrs. Bush didn't talk to her, or be supportive as they both had their marriage threatened by another woman.


The threat referred to, is the cheating allegations against President Bush between 1988 and 1992. At the time, it got reported that during his time in China as a diplomat, he had an affair with one, Jennifer Fitzgerald, but all the parties involved denied it.

George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States | Photo: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States | Photo: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

Sharon told "PEOPLE" that although she felt betrayed at the time, and didn't get invited to her former father-in-law's burial, she is over it now, but her views about the biography remain unchanged.

"The Matriarch" delved into the life of Mrs. Bush; it is a combination of five interviews done by the author and excerpts from the deceased 92-year-old life-long journals.


It reveals details of her life that the public was unaware of, among which is the former First Lady six months battle with depression in the late ‘70s. The depression started upon her return with President Bush from China, and with it, came thoughts to drive her car into a tree.

Mrs. Bush told Page that she was a coward, and lacked the courage to go through with it, plus, she didn't want to hurt someone in the process. The matriarch's only confidant at the time was her husband, who despite serving as the CIA director at the time, found time to listen and be there for her.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Sharon Osbourne Tried to Take Her Own Life After Learning the Name of Ozzy's Affair Partner — Details

January 24, 2024

Elizabeth Ashley Wharton Is a Bassist – Facts about Vince Neil's Daughter

December 01, 2023

U.S. First Ladies Come Together in Attendance at Late Rosalynn Carter’s Memorial Service

November 28, 2023

Bob Hope Was Either Bigamist or Lied About His 69-Years Marriage – Inside His Private Life

January 17, 2024

Brian Keith’s 3 Spouses Were All Actresses — Facts about His Marriages

December 13, 2023

53-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Twins, Son-In-Law Notices Familiar Birthmarks on Them — Story of the Day

February 01, 2024

Bryce Dallas Howard Shows off Slimmer Body in Figure-Hugging Blue Dress Highlighting Her Curves

January 15, 2024

Vince Neil's 4 Wives: More about Beth Lynn, Sharise Ruddel, Heidi Mark & Lia Gerardini

November 14, 2023

Sharon Osbourne Looked Like ‘Cyclops’ after Undergoing Her Last & ‘Worst’ Plastic Surgery

December 18, 2023

Lawrencia Palmer Is Keke Palmer’s Younger Sister with a Twin Brother

December 20, 2023

Rosalynn Carter Is Survived by 'About' 47 Descendants, Who Took Care of Former First Lady during Her Last Days

November 20, 2023

Sharon Osbourne's Rarely Seen Eldest Daughter Lived through 'Dark Environments' – Inside Her Life

April 18, 2024

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passed Away Almost 2 Months Since She Was Last Seen in Public

November 19, 2023

Maryanne Trump Barry, Sister of Donald J. Trump and Retired Federal Judge, Dies In New York

November 13, 2023