The Underage Drinking Incident: Jenna Bush Hager’s Brush with the Law
Jenna Bush Hager, at the age of 19, reminisces about the time she and her twin sister, Barbara, attempted to purchase alcohol using a fake ID during their freshman year of college.
Speaking on the Today show, she candidly admits the foolishness of her actions and how it became an international headline, emphasizing that the waitress who reported her had a personal bias against her father.
The Margarita Mishap: Minor in Possession of Alcohol
While at The University of Texas at Austin, Jenna found herself in hot water when she ordered a margarita at Chuy’s with a fake ID. The incident led to a minor in possession of alcohol charge, as the waitress, allegedly politically motivated, reported her to the authorities.
Jenna acknowledges the idiocy of her decision, considering her father’s position as the President of the United States at the time.
The Sister’s Side: Barbara’s Underage Possession and Jenna’s Rejected Fake ID
The escapade involved Barbara, visiting from Yale University, being charged with underage possession, while Jenna faced rejection for using someone else’s ID. Jenna reveals that the ID belonged to a girl in her sorority named Allison.
Despite it being a real ID, Jenna’s attempt to use it ended in the destruction of the confiscated document.
Reflections in Memoirs: Jenna’s 2017 Tell-All in “Sisters First”
Jenna had previously documented this right of passage in her 2017 memoir, “Sisters First,” co-written with her sisters.
The memoir delves into the culture at the University of Texas at Austin, where older girls would provide their IDs to younger ones for the purpose of buying alcohol.
Jenna reflects on the college mindset, focusing more on socializing than considering the potential repercussions of her actions, especially given her father’s prominent position.
On-Air Accusations: Jenna’s Claim of Producer ‘Shaming’
In a recent episode of the Today show, Jenna accuses producers of attempting to shame her and her sister during a segment called ‘First Loves.’ The game unexpectedly alluded to their past underage drinking, leading Jenna to assert that the producers were being rude.
First Loves Confession: Navigating Producer-Induced Controversy
Despite feeling caught off guard, Jenna and Barbara respond to the producers’ questions about their first cocktails. Jenna shares her early preference for wine coolers, sparking a lighthearted exchange between the sisters about their past drink choices