Longtime boyfriend Henry Chase Hager proposed to the younger Bush twin on Aug. 15, 2007, and the couple wed on May 10, 2008 at the Bush family estate, Prairie Chapel Ranch, aka "The Western White House," in Crawford, Texas, as documented by InStyle. Her raggedy college denim just a flicker in distant memory, Hager stunned in an organza Oscar de la Renta gown. The same spread from InStyle also mentioned her maid of honor twin sister, rocking a Lela Rose cocktail dress for the occasion. Even with the strictest of privacy measures in effect, as well as an intimate guest list, small-town Crawford celebrated the wedding as if the bride and groom were royalty. "Souvenir shops hung banners wishing Ms. Bush, 26, and Mr. Hager, 30, well. Jenna-and-Henry coffee mugs, mouse pads and coasters flew off the shelves. One shop served wedding cake," claimed the New York Times.
But would Mr. Hager be able to hang with these tight-knit twins? Barbara told People, "He got me in the marriage also." She went on to say the sisters warned Mr. Hager that every Christmas Eve, they'd all share the same bed. She says that has yet to happen, "but I think he's had to take a number of naps with both of us and that might get annoying." Noting her husband's understanding of their sisterly bond, Hager continued, "He says he's the ham in the ham sandwich."
Ever since a 2003 trip to Africa with her father, Barbara's focus has remained on world health and her organization Global Health Corps, which she cofounded and has served as chief executive forsince 2007, at the age of 26. In a New York Times article, she stated, "I'm crazy about my family… I was very much taught to care about the world." The article continues to report that Barbara "has a reputation as the liberal in the family (like her grandmother, also a Barbara), for she has spoken out in favor of gay rights, lives in New York City, and at Global Health Corps has built ties to abortion rights groups like Planned Parenthood Global and Marie Stopes International." The buzzing organization attracts upwards of 20,000 applicants annually for positions across Eastern and Southern Africa, as well as the United States, according to the Global Health Corps annual report.
Jenna, who had found success teaching in Baltimore and had authored two books, joined NBC's Today in 2009 as a correspondent and contributor to the show. She told Today, "It wasn't something I'd always dreamed to do… But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change." She went on, "I hope to focus on what I'm passionate about because I think I'd do them best job on them — education, urban education, women and children's issues, and literacy." Jenna would also accept a position with Southern Living magazine as editor at large in 2012. True to her southern roots, she told USA Today, "I'm excited to interview influential Southerners, explore iconic places, and show how the next generation of women entertain."