Jenna Bush, known as the wilder of the twin daughters of former U.S. President George W. Bush and his First Lady Laura Bush, admitted in a televised interview Wednesday that she had sex on the roof of the White House when her father was president — sort of.
Actually, the former first daughter, now 33-years-old and married since 2008 to Henry Chase Hager, with whom she has one child, would go only as far as saying that she engaged in “a little hanky panky,” then clarified to say, “maybe like a kiss on the roof.”
But the answer, during an interview with Andy Cohen on the Bravo program Watch What Happens Live, came in response to a phone caller’s question asking whether Jenna ever “fooled around” in the White House.
And initially, rather than admit the supposed “kiss on the roof,” Jenna clammed up and declared, “Listen, a lady never talks!”
Jenna’s husband was in the audience at the taping of the cable celebrity interview show hosted by Andy Cohen.
Bush — now known as Jenna Bush Hager and a correspondent for NBC’s Today show — described her years as a First Daughter as difficult saying, “Obviously, I had a hard time, but it’s also a privilege.”
Unlike her successors as first daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, or her predecessor, Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush did not grow up in the White House. She was already 19-years-old and a student at the University of Texas at Austin when George W. Bush became United States president in January of 2001.
But she was frequently in the public eye, and not for reasons that her family would have liked, two times being charged with misdemeanor offenses related to underage alcohol use.
Perhaps as a result of her own experiences, Bush Hager said she felt “fiercely protective” of the Obama daughters — though she was careful not to refer directly to the incident last week when a Republican congressional aide, Elizabeth Lauten, took to her Facebook account to blast 13- and 16-year-old Sasha and Malia Obama for what Lauten called a lack of “class” and dressing as if they were going to a bar.
Lauten resigned her job as a result of the backlash against her attack on the two teenagers.
Bush Hager jumped to the Obama girls’ defense, calling them “great girls” who have “done an incredible job” handling the publicity spotlight.
“It’s not easy,” Bush Hager said, “And it’s not a job that they wanted.”
Pressed on whether she had also used the famed White House Lincoln Bedroom for further “hanky panky,” Jenna Bush Hager said that she had not, adding, “maybe I missed an opportunity there.”
Watch the Jenna Bush Hager interview in the video above.