“She taught me every constellation in the night sky.”

Meghan Overdeep
November 9, 2018

 

Jenna Bush Hager took some time out of her busy schedule to spend some quality time with the woman she was named after.

On Tuesday, the Today correspondent and mother-of-two brightened our Instagram feeds with two sweet photos from a recent visit with her namesake, her 99-year-old grandmother Jenna Welch.

One picture shows the Jennas holding hands tightly, while the other features the younger Jenna planting a gentle kiss on her grandmother’s cheek at the retirement home where she resides.

“Holding onto my namesake 99-year-old, Jenna Welch,” Hager wrote alongside the intimate snaps. “She never graduated from college but never stopped learning: she taught me every constellation in the night sky and about beautiful foreign lands she would never get visit. I loved seeing her today in Midland.”

Hager’s mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, was the only child of Jenna and Harold Welch.