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Jenna Bush Hager wishes Today Show colleague Savannah Guthrie happy birthday, praises ‘loyal heart’

Jenna Bush Hager wished her ‘sister-wife’ and Today show colleague Savannah Guthrie a happy 50th birthday with a sweet Instagram post in which she praised her ‘loyal heart’ and ‘relentless faith.’

Savannah celebrated the milestone birthday today, and her co-host Jenna, 40, took to social media to share an emotional message in honor of the big day.

Captioning a series of photos of the pair together, Jenna gushed over her ‘devoted friend’ said it was a ‘wonder’ to be in her ‘glow.’ 

Jenna Bush Hager wished her ‘sister-wife’ and Today Show colleague Savannah Guthrie a happy 50th birthday on Instagram – praising her ‘loyal heart’ and ‘relentless faith’

Savannah celebrated her big five-oh on Monday, and her co-host Jenna, 40, took to social media to share an emotional message to her in honor of the big day

Savannah celebrated her big five-oh on Monday, and her co-host Jenna, 40, took to social media to share an emotional message to her in honor of the big day

She couldn't stop gushing over her 'devoted friend' in the touching tribute, and said it was a 'wonder' to be in her 'glow'

She couldn’t stop gushing over her ‘devoted friend’ in the touching tribute, and said it was a ‘wonder’ to be in her ‘glow’

‘My sister-wife, devoted friend, litigator of all things literally, dog-sweater-wearing, enthusiastic partier until 9 P.M. turns 5-0 today,’ Jenna wrote.

‘@SavannahGuthrie deserves to be celebrated for her dedication to her family and friends, her loyal heart, and her relentless faith.

‘Sometimes life surprises you with a dear friend who loves you for all of you — what a wonder it is to be in your glow SG.’

Although the morning show was what ultimately brought the two women together, Savannah and Jenna met years earlier when Savannah was assigned to cover Jenna’s wedding to Henry Hager. 

‘Ten years ago, when she got married to Henry, I was a fourth string White House reporter and they assigned me to go cover her wedding,’ she previously told People. 

The ladies became so close that in 2019, Jenna even chose Savannah to be her son, Henry Harold 'Hal' Hager's godmother

The ladies became so close that in 2019, Jenna even chose Savannah to be her son, Henry Harold ‘Hal’ Hager’s godmother

Although the talk show was what brought the two women together, Savannah and Jenna actually met years earlier when Savannah covered Jenna's wedding to Henry Hager

Although the talk show was what brought the two women together, Savannah and Jenna actually met years earlier when Savannah covered Jenna’s wedding to Henry Hager

‘It’s hilarious, because there are live shots of me talking about Jenna getting married. Isn’t it beautiful and delightful, the turns that life takes?

‘Here I was, just a reporter, trying to find out anything about the wedding. Ten years later, she’s one of my closest friends.’  

The ladies became so close that in 2019, Jenna even chose Savannah to be godmother to her son, Henry Harold ‘Hal’ Hager.

And when Jenna’s grandfather, George H.W. Bush, passed away in 2018, Savannah was by her side at the funeral – and she even stepped in and helped her deliver her speech after Jenna became too emotional to speak. 

And when Jenna's grandfather, George H.W. Bush, passed away in 2018, Savannah was by her side at the funeral - and she even stepped in and helped Jenna deliver her speech

And when Jenna’s grandfather, George H.W. Bush, passed away in 2018, Savannah was by her side at the funeral – and she even stepped in and helped Jenna deliver her speech

Now, they are co-workers, neighbors, and best friends - and their kids are even close too

Now, they are co-workers, neighbors, and best friends – and their kids are even close too

‘I stood up in front of this church that we go to, and I just lost it,’ Jenna recalled during an interview with E!’s Jason Kennedy on Instagram Live last year.

‘I couldn’t read. I was shaking so hard, sobbing so much that Savannah had to step in.

‘That’s what a really beautiful friend does, they step in when you have lost your voice.’ 

Now, they are co-workers, neighbors, and best friends – and their kids are close too.

‘Through the show, having our kids at the same time and being neighbors, we just became really close friends,’ Savannah said in another interview with People. 

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