We always enjoy learning insider trivia about the Bush family, whether it's their cherished traditions or getting a glimpse of one of the love letters George Sr. Sent Barbara Bush During World War II. Now, thanks to a recent segment on the TODAY show, we've learned another fascinating piece of intel about this famous family. As Jenna Bush Hager opened up to co-host Willie Geist, her secret service nickname growing up during her father George W. Bush's tenure as President was, "Twinkle."
"It's so funny, and I don't know where this is coming from, but when you have Secret Service, you have a code name, and my sister's code name was 'Turquoise,' because her eyes are really beautiful and turquoise,'' Bush Hager said, adding that hers was Twinkle. "Which some people got confused with Tinkle," she joked, clearly feeling like she got the short end of the stick on the nickname front.
Earlier in the segment, Bush Hager shared that her husband Henry Hager calls her "Shiny," a marked contrast to her parents, who "call each other Bushy...Bushy 1 and Bushy 2." (Lest you're curious about that tradition continuing down: "Nobody calls me Bushy," Bush Hager quipped, noting "Shiny is better.") Watch the full clip below.
What do you think of these Bush family nicknames? If you want to learn more about Bush family nicknames, you can read our article here. If you're anything like us, you'll be laughing for a while, dear readers.
Now, we certainly wonder if it ever crossed Bush Hager's mind that a combination of her two nicknames would be "Shiny Twinkle." TODAY with Hoda and Shiny Twinkle has a nice ring to it, huh?