Jenna Bush’s first wedding anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of the wedding between Henry Hager and America’s sweetheart, Jenna Bush.  And we wish them both a happy anniversary. What follows is a You Tube video retrospective.

I am always getting letters asking what happened to the other “White House brides” those children who married during their father’s time in office?   What kind of marriages and life follows such high profile weddings?  You can find all the details at White House weddings but here is a quick summary.

There were twenty three weddings of presidential children, involving twenty two children (Elliott Roosevelt married twice during his father’s term,) and they actually turned out like the rest of us.  Thirteen of those marriages worked, or at least they stayed together, and the other ten ended in divorce.  Six of the brides are still living, two of them divorced.

A video retrospective tour of the Jenna Bush wedding, one year after.

CBS NEWS: Why Jenna Bush chose Crawford

Today Show – Two Bush presidents in tears

Fox News Channel – Was Jenna Bush the most beautiful WH bride?

The Today Show – The guest list

MSNBC – Do these marriages end up happy?

Fox morning show – Early predictions were wrong

Geraldo: The wedding and the war

Fox: Compares the Bush and Alice Roosevelt weddings

Fox: Compares the Tricia Nixon wedding

MSNBC: The wedding and the rain?

A Fox summary: The morning after.

Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

7 thoughts on “Jenna Bush’s first wedding anniversary

  1. Don’t forget Grover Cleveland. In addition to being the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms he was also the only president to marry in the White House in the Summer of 1886.

  2. What exactly did Jenna Bush accomplish to earn the title of “America’s Sweetheart” ? She bought it.

  3. Why does Jenna Bush Hager have to “accomplish” something in particular? It wasn’t SHE who became President, it was her father.
    Why do people assume that the entire family of any president or political figure has to achieve great fetes? If Jenna were to become a political figure, then yes, she should probably try to “accomplish” something.
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Jenna become a teacher? If so, I think that is a very honorable profession, and one that deserves a lot more credit than people give. I give props to quite a few of the teachers that taught me and my friends. I still think of them often, and the great teaching skills they used to get through to some pretty hard heads!
    We ALL should in our own way try to make this world a better place to live. It’s not up to the children of Presidents to make it happen, and should not be expected of them. Yes, they are in a better position to make a difference in our society, but we shouldn’t hold them accountable for our nation’s problems or otherwise. After all, they are in the view of everyone only because they were born the children of political figures.
    Why can’t we all stop being haters, and start being supportive of people who have this country in their best interest? We really need to come together as one people who are proud to be called United States citizens!

  4. Doug is the one who is not backing up the “America’s sweetheart” title he bestowed on Jenna.

    I don’t think any of us said Jenna has to accomplish ANY fetes [sic] let alone great ones. Obviously, you respect your teachers much more than you learned from them. The word is “feats.”

    According to wiki, she is teaching and Henry is getting his MBA.

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