Sunday, October 24, 2021

Barbara Bush welcomes ‘bundle of joy’

View of Bush family gathering for Barbara’s 70th birthday with her husband Jeb, the former governor of Florida, and their children in December 2012, with daughters Jenna, left, and Barbara in the foreground

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jenna Hager announced the birth of her sister Barbara’s granddaughter via social media

The former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager and her husband Henry Hager have given their first ever glimpse of their sister Barbara’s newborn daughter.

The baby is Barbara’s first grandchild and joins her older sister Doro, five, and brother Neil, eight.

“Barbara and her husband Henry have welcomed their new baby girl,” wrote Jenna on Twitter and Instagram.

“The family couldn’t be happier.”

Jenna also posted a picture of her daughter Harper on the hospital bed where the newborn was born.

Image caption Barbara Bush, in a photograph posted on social media by her older sister, appears to give her baby a kiss on the head

The picture showed Mrs Bush giving the newborn a kiss on the forehead, and cheek.

Mrs Bush Hager, 34, and her husband married in 2011. She has also appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show and the podcast Family Feud.

Barbara Bush, who lives in Texas, served as First Lady of the United States under George W Bush from 2001 to 2009.

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barbara Bush told Oprah Winfrey about being an aunt

She married then governor Jeb Bush in 1994, but he lost his bid for the presidency to George W Bush.

In August 2016, at the age of 92, Barbara Bush admitted she was struggling with dementia.

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