Jenna Bush Hager Celebrates Twin Sister Barbara's Birthday with Throwback Photos: 'My Partner Since Birth'
Jenna Bush Hager is ringing in her 39th birthday with a special tribute to her "partner since birth."
On Wednesday, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush posted several throwback photos on her Instagram in celebration in honor of her twin sister, Barbara Pierce Bush.
"Happy birthday to my partner since birth," she wrote in the caption. "I don’t know life without this beautiful, giving gorgeous soul—and wouldn’t want to. I’m the luckiest to be born walking through life side-by-side with the small girl with the largest heart. I adore you @barbaritabush!"
In one shot from the slideshow, the twins can be seen laying next to one another as babies. Another photo showed the pair sharing a laugh with their mother as young girls.
Last year, Jenna celebrated their shared birthday with a touching story from their youth, writing on her Instagram about how Barbara once made her feel safe during their first plane ride without their parents.
"Holding Barbara’s hand as I walked down the tarmac, I felt brave," Jenna recalled, saying that they were just 7 years old when they took the trip. "She’s always made me feel more courageous. And funny. No one laughs at my jokes like she does."
However, as Jenna remembered, the two soon "got into an argument as sisters do" — until a man seated on the aisle turned to her and said, "'Are you going to hit her or should I?' "
"And that ended our fight. We were a team again. She—protecting me—put her little arm around my shoulder," the Today anchor wrote. "No one was going to hurt her sister. And that’s my sister: all heart and all action. She loves fiercely and lives joyfully. And, I’m so lucky she’s mine!"
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"That moment really needed to be written down for posterity, obviously," Barbara joked.
"It did," Hager playfully replied. "And you know what? I put it out into the world, and now ... I mean, you've forgiven me, but now I've forgiven myself."