Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush shared a statement with PEOPLE announcing that their family has one new arrival — Cora Georgia. The former president and first lady announced the arrival of their grandchild on Monday, September 27. Their daughter Barbara Pierce Bush and husband Craig Coyne welcomed the new arrival.
In their statement to PEOPLE George Bush and Laura Bush said that both of them were delighted to announce the birth of their new granddaughter, with full hearts. They mentioned that their daughter Barbara had given birth to Cora Georgia Coyne in Maine.
The statement also said that Cora was “healthy” and “adorable” and that George and Laura Bush were proud and grateful. The Bushes also said that the new arrival joined Barbara’s sister Jenna Bush Hager’s three children including son Hal and daughters Mila and Poppy as well as multiple cousins.
The statement added that Barbara had welcomed Cora in a location which was not far from their family home where the couple had got married in 2018. Barbara had described her wedding to PEOPLE, at that period of time as “very short” and “sweet.” The couple had got married at the Bush estate in Walker’s Point in October 2018, after being set up by friends in 2017.
In an interview with PEOPLE last week, Barbara remained silent about the fact that she was expecting a baby with her husband as she has often kept a low profile. She did drop a hint saying that they were “actually in Maine” soon after which Cora Georgia was born.
Barbara said that the downtime of just being together was really beautiful and she knew that she would always remember it and that she may not have such a time again. She called the downtime a “real bonus” of what had been an unusual and complicated year.
This is one instance where the pandemic had positive results as Barbara Bush had been able to stay with her parents George and Laura Bush at their Texas ranch as well as welcome her first baby girl, in Maine, several years after her twin Jenna welcomed her children.