Jenna Bush Hager Surprised 'Today' Fans With Heartfelt Family Announcement on Instagram

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Jenna Bush Hager has some big news to share about her family ... but it's not exactly what fans might expect.

The Today show co-host often keeps her fanbase updated on her life at home with husband Henry Hager and their three kids: Mila, Poppy and Hal. But in a post added to Instagram on March 9, she reintroduced her followers to the family's new cat, Hollywood "Holly" Hager. ICYMI: The feline joined the crew earlier this year when Mila received her as a late holiday present. Fast forward, Holly has grown from a kitten to an independent cat and she even helped Jenna unveil her Read With Jenna book club pick for March.

"Hallelujah for Hollywood Hager! 🐈 ," she captioned the series of photos.

While the news of Hollywood's existence still surprised some Today show fans, they were equally thrilled about the latest addition to the Hager clan. It didn't take long before folks sent in their congratulations.


"Adorable kitty ... and she loves books. Must be a Hager!" one person wrote in the comments. "What a beautiful baby you have!! I have [four] and I love them soooo much!" another added. "This is the sweetest, cutest kitty ever! 😍🙌❤️😽🐈," a different user raved.

So, how exactly did Hollywood become a part of Jenna's family? Turns out the Sisters First author adopted the cat in January as a post-Christmas present for her eldest daughter. And while she initially told Hoda Kotb how she "couldn't take on" the sole responsibility for her, Mila has taken to caring for the pet like a natural.

"Santa brought Mila a cat for Christmas," she said on a January 9 taping. "She couldn't believe it, and she's the best cat mother you've ever seen ... She's almost 10. She's been wanting it since she was two."

If this is any indication for how loved Hollywood is by the Hagers, we have a feeling there will be many more photos of her coming our way.

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