UPDATE: Jenna Bush Hager confirmed her pregnancy on the TODAY show the morning of December 12.
Jenna Bush Hager’s alleged pregnancy is based on the Mail‘s increasingly-fervent focus on women of childbearing age and how they interact with their torsos in public — and the twin of Baby Barbara has been spotted (much to the rag’s delight) cradling her midsection or otherwise being shifty about it in public not once but twice in recent weeks.
So the pregnancy speculation regarding Jenna Bush Hager is a bit heated at the moment over there, and the title claims to have spotted George W.’s daughter shopping at Whole Foods in Manhattan (her current town of residence) and covering her tummy-area with dry cleaning on the walk home.
(And we know ex-presidents tend to have daughters with lots of servants, but how exactly was she supposed to carry her launderables without covering her belly? Wear them as a hat? Come on, Mail, step up your game!)
It wasn’t just the fact she carried dry cleaning totes like a knocked-up lady would, though — Jenna Bush Hager was also spotted at the UNICEF Snowflake ball in the Big Apple looking — sigh — like she has a “fuller figure.”
And while any of us in our early 30s know moon cycles, winter periods of less walking on the NYC grid and the new “jelly donut” flavor at Shake Shack can do that, apparently it’s an indication that George W. and Laura Bush are going to be grandparents for the first time.
Last year, Jenna Bush told People that her parents are hoping for grandkids soon — though we hear Bush has been keeping himself busy painting dogs — and she dished:
“I don’t have any children. I just have a cat, to my parents’ dismay … My dad saw my husband’s boss at a conference, and he said to stop paying my husband until we produce children.”
Bush Hager added of her marriage without kids:
“We just try to spend as much time together as possible when we’re both home, even little things … I think the little moments are what’s most important.”
Are you a 20 or thirtysomething woman who, like Jenna Bush Hager, gets pregnancy talk every time you decline a glass of wine or suffer PMS puffiness?