Jenna Bush Hager‘s 8-year-old was all ears while watching the Oscars with her parents — especially when she heard about the “S” word (sex) and decided it was the perfect opportunity to er….ask about it.
Jenna and husband, Henry Chase Hager, can thank Daniel Kaluuya for mentioning it when he accepted his award for Best Supporting Actor by referencing his parents’ sex life.
While recapping the Oscars on Today’s Jenna & Hoda segment, Hager shared how her eldest daughter, 8-year-old Mila, had asked if she could watch some of the Oscars.
“She said, ‘I want to be an actress. Can I watch a little of the Oscars?’” Hager told co-host Hoda Kotb. “Harmless, right?”
One of the first Oscar moments Mila watched was Kaluuya’s speech. While accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, Kaluuya took a moment to thank his parents for having sex.
“You got to celebrate life, man!” the 32-year-old stated on Sunday. “My mom met dad, they had sex. It’s amazing. Like, you understand? I’m here! You know what I mean? So, I’m so happy to be alive so I’m going to celebrate that tonight.”
But Kaluuya’s speech left Mila with a few…intense questions.
“He does his acceptance speech for best supporting actor and it was really beautiful and his mom was in the audience and Mila said, ‘Is that his mom?’ and I said, ‘Yes,’” Jenna told Hoda. “And then all of a sudden, his speech gets a little windy and he says, ‘It’s beautiful to be alive. I want to thank my mom and my dad for having sex.’”
And while Hagar — who was reading a book while watching the Oscars — said she immediately focused on what was going on.
“And then Mila said, ‘Mommy, what’s sex?’” Jenna continued.
“For some reason, on a Sunday night, in bed with my daughter reading a book, I couldn’t go there,” she admitted.
“I said, ‘No, he said, Sixty-six! Six! Six is a number!’”
But Hager said Mila didn’t believe it. “She looked at me with her little eyes, like, ‘You’re lying.’”
Spoken like a true kid!
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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