During a 2016 reading with Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry, Jenna Bush Hager - who's expecting her third child and first son - may have shared his name

By Jen Juneau
April 24, 2019 11:45 AM
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Jenna Bush Hager may have already given a clue to her son on the way’s name — long before her pregnancy.

In March 2016 — more than three years before Bush Hager announced, on Monday, that she and husband Henry Hager are expecting a son — Hollywood Medium star Tyler Henry stopped by the Today show, where he gave the now-mom-to-be a reading related to her late grandfather Harold Welch and predicted the new family addition.

“We’ve always thought if we had a boy, we were going to name him after [Welch],” she shared during the reading, through tears. “But we haven’t had a boy yet.”

“As far as children go, he’s referencing that there is going to be a little boy that will be born,” the 23-year-old clairvoyant said of her grandfather. (Welch died over 20 years ago, in 1995.)

“Oh my gosh. … So I’m gonna have a baby boy?” asked an emotional Bush Hager, 37, who is already mom to daughters Poppy Louise, 3½, and Margaret “Mila” Laura, 6.

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Nearly a week after Hoda Kotb announced she had adopted a second daughter, Hope Catherine, her new 10 a.m. co-host surprised her co-anchors by dropping the news that she and husband Hager, 40, are expecting their third child.

“Yes, I’m pregnant!” the former first daughter revealed Monday on Today, leaving Craig Melvin gasping. “I’m very pregnant. I don’t know how you missed this! I’ve needed seven or eight sports bras.”

Bush Hager went on to explain that she broke the news to their daughters the previous day, and was “only telling” on Monday “because they found out yesterday in their Easter basket” and were already spreading the news.

“The Easter bunny brought them an egg with the big reveal,” she added of her girls later in the broadcast, before going on to announce that the couple are expecting a son.

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Bush Hager’s big news came the same day her fellow Today star Dylan Dreyer revealed that she and husband Brian Fichera are experiencing secondary infertility and had a miscarriage over the winter season.

Touching on her own struggles with getting pregnant, shortly after revealing the sex of her baby on the way, Bush Hager explained that while it’s nice to be expecting a son, she and her husband just wanted to have a “healthy baby.”

“We weren’t really trying to get pregnant. We had some fertility issues with Poppy. So we just — it was a date night,” she shared, adding with a laugh, “Sorry, Mom!”

She also revealed she had suffered an ectopic pregnancy before daughter Mila, calling the experience “very isolating” and remarking, “There is joy and there is pain.”