The longtime lovebirds have quite a history.

By Southern Living
March 6, 2019

A lot has changed in the 15 years since Jenna Bush Hager first met her now-husband Henry… two kids, the loss of loved ones, career changes, and more. But their love story remains as sweet as ever.

It was back in 2004, when Jenna was teaching at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in D.C. and Henry was working for her dad, former President George W. Bush, on his 2004 re-election campaign that the two reportedly crossed paths for the first time. Henry had a girlfriend, but when Jenna invited him over to watch a football game, it became clear there was something between them.  

“On Election Day, they were friends. By the Inaugural, they were an item,” Henry’s friend Adam Piper told People back in 2008.

They appeared numerous times in public after that, and by November 2005, The Washington Post reports that Jenna was "telling friends that he was The One."

The good times continued, and Henry asked Jenna’s dad for permission to marry her in August 2007.  According to The Knot, when it came time to pop the question, Henry took Jenna on a vacation in Maine. One morning, he woke her up at 4 a.m. to go on a hike to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. With some expert timing, they reached the top of the mountain when the sun was rising. It was then that Henry asked Jenna to marry him.

Less than a year later, on May 10, 2008, they were married at the Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Since then, they welcomed two daughters together — Mila, 5, and Poppy Louise, 3. And though their relationship has changed and weathered many storms, they remain as committed to each other as ever.

“Your love is like the Post-it note with stick figure drawings of ships passing that you left for me on the bathroom mirror when I returned home late. I'd been flying most of the day and I was dehydrated, and thirsty for home, for you,” Jenna wrote in a recent letter to Henry which she shared on Today last month. “Your love is like that note. It is simple and solid and thoughtful."

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