Jenna Bush Engaged to be Married

By Jennifer Parker

Aug 16, 2007 2:08pm

ABC News’ Jon Garcia and Steven Portnoy report: The White House announced Thursday that Jenna Bush, daughter of President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush and fraternal twin to sister Barbara, is engaged to be married.

No wedding date has been set yet, according to Mrs. Bush’s press secretary Sally McDonough.

The White House announced the engagement in a brief written statement to the media.

"President and Mrs. George W. Bush are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Bush, to Mr. Henry Hager, son of the Honorable and Mrs. John H. Hager of Richmond, Virginia," read the statement.

"Miss Bush and Mr. Hager became engaged Wednesday, August 15, 2007," the brief announcement read.

The White House was characteristically quiet about the First Daughter’s engagement, but Mrs. Bush’s press secretary confirmed they were engaged in Maine and doesn’t know if Mr. Hager, 29, asked the President for his permission or blessing. 

Hager is scheduled to enter his second year at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is the son former Virginia Lt Gov John Hager, who was only recently appointed to head the Virginia Republican Party. 

The elder Hager also served under the current President Bush in the US Department of Education.

"The President and First Lady are very pleased," McDonough said in a phone interview, but politely sidestepped detail questions.

In a February, 2005 appearance on GMA, a few weeks after the Washington Post’s Reliable Source first reported the relationship, Laura Bush told Charlie Gibson:

"This is not a serious boyfriend. I hate to, I have to be the one to say it on television, but he’s a very nice young man."

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