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Today's Jenna Bush Hager opens up about hilarious off-air antics with Hoda Kotb - exclusive

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
April 26, 2022
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Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb have a close working relationship on the fourth hour of Today, and it sounds like a lot of fun off-air too!

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Jenna, who has just written her latest children's book, The Superpower Sisterhood, with her twin sister Barbara Bush, opened up about working with her co-stars while chatting to HELLO!

The mom-of-three revealed that she often gets in fits of giggles with Hoda, and it's often made all the more funnier as it's never when they're supposed to be laughing.

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"I feel like Hoda and I laugh hysterically, we can get get into that laughter where we're not supposed to laugh.

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That church laughter where we're like 'We're going to get into trouble'," she shared. Sheinelle Jones on the other hand, has a lot of fun at Jenna's expense, according to the talented author.

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Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb have so much fun backstage!

"Sheinelle is really great too. She's a great dancer and really I think she's laughing more at me, I'll be like 'Sheinelle how's this move?' She's like 'No, still not good!'

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"I've entered the Sheinelle School of Dance multiple times. So far, I've learnt a TikTok or two but I haven't elevated to the dance level I think I should be," she said laughing.

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Jenna and Barbara have just released their latest book, The Superpower Sisterhood

What's more, Jenna even got to work with her sister on Today last week, as Barbara filled in for Hoda on the fourth hour while she was on assignment interviewing Prince Harry in The Hague.

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"It was something I never thought I would do but it was so fun being with Jenna co-hosting Today. We had so many fun sisterhood theme guests which was really fun. I had an absolute blast," Barbara told HELLO!

"I've asked her before and she just didn't respond, and so I was like 'I take this as a no', but she liked it more than she thought she was going to," Jenna added.

"Yes, it was fun, very fun," Barbara agreed.

Catch Jenna on Today with Hoda & Jenna weekdays on NBC, and check out her fab book club, Read with Jenna. 

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