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Former US president George Bush has become a grandfather

Former US president George Bush has become a grandfather

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Former US president George Bush has become a grandfather

Former US president George W Bush has become a grandfather.

His twin daughter Jenna Bush Hager gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on Saturday night in New York City.

The former president announced the birth in a statement. The baby's name is Margaret Laura Mila Hager.

Jenna Bush Hager is a contributing correspondent for the Today show. She's married to Henry Hager.

The former president said the baby was named for her grandmothers.

He said: "We met our beautiful granddaughter today. Jenna and Mila are healthy. And our family is elated."

This is a big month for the family. The George W Bush Presidential Centre will be dedicated on April 25 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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