Jenna Bush Hager has revealed she won’t be renewing her vows with her husband Henry Chase Hager anytime soon – admitting that she doesn’t feel the need because they ‘choose each other every day’.
The 41-year-old TV host explained to her co-presenter Hoda Kotb on Monday’s episode of the Today with Hoda & Jenna why it’s unlikely that she’ll be following in the footsteps of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, who recently reaffirmed their commitment to each other on their 10-year anniversary in a ceremony in Lake Como.
Getting candid about her view on marriage, Bush Hager surprisingly shared that renewing her vows was something that she and Henry had initially planned, although they have since U-turned on the decision.
‘When Henry and I got married, when we went on our honeymoon, we’re like, when we hit our 10-year anniversary, we’ll renew our vows,’ she said.
Jenna Bush Hager has revealed she and her husband Henry Chase Hager no longer plan to renew their vows
The couple – who have been married for 15 years -initially had planned to renew their vows after 10 years of marriage
‘We’ll come back here to renew our vows. Well, we’ve been married 15 years. We never renewed our vows.’
Probing her co-star on the subject, Kotb, 59, asked: ‘What do you think about the vow renewal?’
‘I think to each their own,’ Bush Hager replied. ‘I don’t know that it’s for us. Because I honestly sort of feel like we choose each other every single day in little things.
‘You know, it’s like, how you said, if he says something that’s funny, but slightly irritating, do I choose to laugh at it or do I choose to be grumpy? And it’s like, you have to make that choice every single day.’
Bush Hager met her husband in 2004 while he was working on her dad’s presidential campaign.
She previously admitted on the Today show a few years ago that she asked him to marry her after just three months of dating – but he turned her down because she was too young.
The couple, who are parents to three children, daughters Mila, 10, and Poppy, eight, and son Hal, four, eventually tied the knot in 2008 at the Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Bush Hager and her husband Henry tied the knot in 2008 at the Bush’s ranch in Texas
TV host Bush Hager previously revealed she proposed to Henry after three months of dating
Bush Hager said that she and her other half ‘choose each other’ every single day
The couple are parents to three children; daughters Mila, 10, and Poppy, eight, and son Hal, four
They celebrated their 15th anniversary on May 10, with Bush Hager posting a tribute on her Instagram that read: ’15 years with HH’s hand in mine. I love him. A lot.’
Bush Hager previously revealed that her husband was so nervous to ask her father for her hand in marriage that he read the Bible for courage before getting his blessing.
‘[It was] not easy,’ she said.
‘He actually read the Bible. I was like, “Come see the movie,” or “We’re going to go do this”.
‘We had friends there, and he was like, “No”. He called my dad. He’s like, “I’d like to come speak to you”.
‘He’s like, “I’m taking a nap. Come in a couple hours.” So he had to sit and stew.’
The former First Daughter noted that her other half was more than prepared when the time came to share his intentions with his future father-in-law.
‘He had like a seven-point plan of why he wanted to marry me and how he was going to take care of me,’ she explained.
‘My dad goes, “Henry, I said yes. You don’t need to go through anything else — Laura, Henry’s proposing,” and that was that. Good thing he did it.’
It comes after John Legend and Chrissy Teigen renewed their vows in Lake Como, Italy
They reaffirmed their commitment to one another after 10 years of marriage
Last week, Bush Hager gushed as she recalled falling head over heels in love with her husband – despite their romance blossoming in a freezing cold Washington D.C.
‘I don’t remember cold,’ she insisted. ‘I was never cold…. I just remember feeling warm inside and loved.’
Chrissy, 37, and John, 44, recommitted to each other on September 15 in the lap of luxury as they celebrated at the five-star Villa Passalacqua, a romantic hotel with stunning views of the Italian landscapes.
The duo had married on September 14, 2013 at the Villa Pizzo, one of the most exclusive wedding destinations in Northern Italy.