Bush, 74, joked how he “never imagined” his daughter, 39, “would be a star” on TV, much like he never imagined being in the white house.
“We’re very proud of her and love her,” Bush told Hager’s Today co-host, Hoda Kotb.
The former president sat down on Tuesday with Kotb, 56, in his first live television interview in three years before presiding over a naturalization ceremony for 30 new U.S. citizens.
After the ceremony, both he and his wife spoke with Kotb and their daughter.
Bush revealed how he and Mrs. Bush, also 74, are “living out in West Texas” and bingeing Netflix series like Hemingway.
Hager went on to add how her parents are also spending a lot of time “spoiling” their grandchildren: Hager’s daughters Mila, 8, Poppy, 5, and 2-year-old son Hal, whom they visited at Hager’s home in New York City last Monday.
The couple, who have now been grandparents for almost a decade revealed jokingly how they “couldn’t stay long” during the visit because Mrs. Bush said their grandkids were “screaming around, jumping off the furniture.”
“It was an exhausting experience,” President Bush said before his wife added, “We had to leave.”
The former first lady said it was her husband who really spoiled their grandchildren the most, but Hager once again revealed what was really going on behind closed doors.
“My mom gave Mila ice cream at like 3 months,” she said with a laugh. “She was like, ‘Babies have to have ice cream.’ “
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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