Barbara Pierce Bush, born on November 25, 1981, is an American activist who serves as the chair of the board for the nonprofit organization Global Health Corps, which she co-founded. She is one of the twin daughters of the forty-third President of the United States, George W. Bush, and the former First Lady, Laura Bush.
Before her role at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, a subsidiary of the Smithsonian Institution, she had dedicated her time to aiding AIDS patients in various African countries, including Tanzania, South Africa, and Botswana.
Moving on to another aspect of interest, let’s delve into the captivating love journey of Barbara Bush and her husband. Additionally, we’ll touch upon the amusing anecdotes shared by Jenna Bush Hager about her niece, Cora, playfully labeling her as a “Totally Unreliable Narrator.”
Everything You Should Know About Barbara Bush’s Husband
Barbara Bush is married to Craig Coyne, an actor and director known for his roles in films like “Jarhead” (2005), “Ask Play” (2017), and “LonelyGirl15” (2007). While originally from Atlanta, Craig has shifted his focus from acting to a career in writing, leaving behind his brief stint in politics, which included attending Vanderbilt University and serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Their love story began when they were set up on a blind date in 2017. The first meeting took place at a hotel bar in Atlanta, and it was anything but a typical one-on-one date. They were joined by Barbara’s sister Jenna, her publicist, and two other friends, turning it into a group outing.
The blind date was so blind that Barbara had to approach multiple guys in the lobby to confirm Craig’s identity. Fortunately, the handsome gentleman she was hoping for did arrive, and that became their memorable first date.
Just a month after their first encounter, Barbara and Craig publicly announced their relationship in December. Less than a year later, on August 25, 2018, Craig proposed to Barbara in a heartwarming location choice – the very place where Barbara’s grandparents had become engaged 75 years earlier.
Their wedding took place in October at the Bush family residence in Kennebunkport, Maine, with an intimate ceremony overlooking the ocean. Only 20 close friends and family members were present to witness the joyous occasion.
Barbara donned a Vera Wang ivory silk gown and wore a bracelet that had been a gift from her grandfather to her grandmother. Fast forward almost three years after their wedding, the couple has recently welcomed their first child together.
Barbara And Jenna Talk About 2-Year-Old Cora On Kelly Clarkson Show
Barbara Pierce Bush, along with her twin sister and co-author, Jenna Bush Hager, recently shared an update on Barbara’s 2-year-old daughter, Cora Georgia, during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Barbara mentioned that Cora hasn’t hit her “terrible twos” phase yet, but Clarkson joked about experiencing the “three-nagers” stage with her own kids.
Barbara described Cora as a “super joyful” child and shared that her first word was “meow,” although her most commonly used word seems to be “no.” Barbara playfully called her daughter an “unreliable narrator” because Cora would sometimes say “no” to things she was clearly enjoying, like eating watermelon.
Jenna Bush Hager humorously remarked that Cora is already “gaslighting” her mom at such a young age, and Barbara defended her daughter, saying she does it with a cute voice. They playfully discussed how Cora might have learned this behavior from her mother, and Jenna reiterated that it’s a form of gaslighting.
Barbara had previously mentioned in an interview that being a new mom has been an incredible and meaningful experience for her. She was surprised to discover that the NICU where Cora was born was named after her late namesake, the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.
This connection felt particularly special to her, as it was a place that held significance for her family and her grandmother.