Published on October 24, 2021, Updated on October 24, 2021
Cora Georgia Coyne: First Child Of Former First Daughter Barbara Bush and Craig Coyne. Photo credit: articlemix.com
Former President George W. Bush might have a new favorite grandchild.
Barbara Bush, 39, and her husband Craig Coyne, 40, welcomed their first child, Cora Georgia Coyne, on 27 September last month. They gave their daughter a middle name inspired by her grandfather and great-grandfather, former President George H. W. Bush.
Former first lady, Laura, 74, said of her husband’s reaction to the name. She told:
‘It was really great. Cora Georgia, she’ll have to be his favorite.’
The Bush family is excited to welcome their newest addition. Thrilled Laura shared how excited she and her husband were to have a fourth grandchild. She said:
‘We’re thrilled with that darling little baby, and I know Barbara and Craig are, too.’
Here is everything you need to know about the newly-born Cora Georgia Coyne.
Cora Georgia Coyne is the first child of Barbara Bush, the twin sister of TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, and her husband, Craig Coyne. The newborn joins Jenna’s three children to make four grandchildren for the elder Bushes. She is the first grandchild whose name pays homage to former president George W. Bush.
Barbara and Craig Coyne had intended to have Cora at a hospital in New York City, but she was born six weeks early on Sept. 27 in Portland, Maine, at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. The pair were visiting the family’s longtime house in Kennebunkport, Maine when Cora arrived early.
Like Cora, her mother and aunt were also born prematurely.
Cora Georgia Coyne is the first child of her parents – Barbara Bush and Craig Coyne. Her parents tied the knot in October 2018 at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
At the time, former first daughter Barbara Bush described the wedding, saying:
“It was a very short, sweet ceremony with only 20 family members in attendance.”
Barbara’s twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager, served as matron of honor, and her daughters – Margaret and Poppy – were flower girls along with Coyne’s niece, Emma. The bride’s aunt, Dorothy Bush Koch, officiated the ceremony.
Barbara and Craig were set up by friends on a blind date in November 2017 and committed as a couple by 2018 New Year’s Eve. Craig popped the question to Barbara in the same spot where her grandparents got engaged in Maine.
Cora’s mother, Barbara Bush, an American activist, is the co-founder and chair of Global Health Corps., a public health nonprofit organization. Meanwhile, her father, Craig Coyne, is a scriptwriter and actor who has acted in the 2005 hit Jarhead and independent films such as The Snowtown Murders and Look at Me.
Cora’s name pays homage to her 75-year-old grandfather, George Walker Bush. She is the fourth grandchild of George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush.
Her grandfather, George W. Bush is the 43rd president of the United States who held the position from 2001 to 2009. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. His father, George H. W. Bush, was the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
(Reference from people.com, DailyMail)