The Bush twins share sweet, honest anecdotes in a new interview.

Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 26, 2018
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Earlier this week, TODAY show correspondent, Jenna Bush Hager, was joined by her twin, Barbara Bush, to catch up on air about the latter sister's recent wedding and their new book, along with sharing somes sweet anecdotes about their grandparents former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady, Barbara Bush. 

Perhaps most interesting in the segment, came when the duo discussed the new chapter they penned following their grandmother's death before the paperback version of their book, Sisters First, was released this week. 

"I marvel at how honest and open you guys are in your family," said TODAY show co-anchor Hoda Kotb of the Bush family. "There was a part in [the book] when [Jenna] went to your grandfather [George H.W. Bush] and asked 'Is your heart broken?' You asked. Most grandchildren would stay away but you felt comfortable to ask that."

"We both had that conversation with him, " Jenna Bush Hager replied, adding that her twin Barbara spent a week with him in Maine after Bush the Elder's wife and their beloved Ganny, passed away this past spring.

"It was just us two and my now-husband, Craig," Barbara Bush said as she picked up the conversation up. "I didn't want my grandfather to be by himself. He was in Maine and we had thought my grandmother would still be alive to go with him. So I stayed with him and read to him every day and read love letters that he had written my grandmother to him where he was in insecure 18-year-old, worried she was going to blow him off," she said, adding that they would cap off the day by going out to dinner and eating oysters, and he would enjoy a martini. "It was just really special to be with him one-on-one."

Slipping in a joke, she added, "I told him when I got there the house seemed quieter without Ganny and he looked at me and goes, 'So are you saying she talked too much?'" Watch the full clip below.

Currently, the Bush twins are on tour promoting their book. Learn more and see the tour schedule here. Order a copy of Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life on Amazon here