Friday, August 17, 2007

Jenna Bush, President George Bush's daughter, is getting married / engaged!

Oh my gosh, can you believe it? Jenna Bush is getting married, this has to be breaking news! haha.. just kidding, but here it is for those of you interested...

(CNN) -- "Jenna Bush, President and Laura Bush's daughter, is engaged, the White House said Thursday.

Henry Hager and Jenna Bush, pictured in May 2006, got engaged Wednesday.

His father, John Hager, is the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party.

"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," press secretary Sally McDonough said in a statement.

Hager proposed in Maine on Wednesday, according to the first lady's office. He is returning to the University of Virginia in the fall, where he is getting his master's degree in business. He went to Wake Forest University for his undergraduate studies, The Associated Press reported.

The couple have been dating for nearly two years, according to The Washington Post.

When asked if they would marry in the Rose Garden, McDonough said: "They have not set any details, date or place," AP reported.

The last White House wedding was on June 12, 1971, when Tricia Nixon was married.

Seven other daughters have had White House weddings: Maria Monroe (1820), Elizabeth Tyler (1842), Nellie Grant (1874), Alice Roosevelt (1906), Jessie Wilson (1913), Eleanor Wilson (1914) and Lynda Bird Johnson (1967).

Lucy Johnson Nugent was married while her father was in office, but the ceremony took place at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

There was a White House wedding in 1994, but it didn't involve a president's child. Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, married Nicole Boxer in the Rose Garden.

Only one son was married in the White House -- John Adams, son of President and Mrs. John Quincy Adams (1828)."

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