Presidential Grandchildren Who Grew Up To Be Gorgeous

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Every politician is a magnet for attention, but presidents are especially prone to being placed under a microscope. All of their actions, both good and bad, are scrutinized nonstop and they regularly make headlines. And being part of the presidential family often means being part of the story as well. 

Whether it be Melania Trump's controversial fashion moments, Barron Trump's home life, Hunter Biden's scandalous romances, or Malia Obama's dating life, presidential spouses and children are granted very little privacy. However, that's not the case for presidential grandchildren. Looking back at the past several presidencies reveals that many POTUS grandkids have managed to live relatively private lives, while still accomplishing incredible things.

From Joe Biden's grandchildren all the way back to Jimmy Carter's grandchildren, we're taking a closer look at all of the presidential grandkids who grew up to be gorgeous while carving out beloved careers of their own. Yes, some have chosen to follow the political path, but many more haven't and will surprise you with their incredible endeavors.

Jason Carter followed in Jimmy Carter's political footsteps

Jason Carter (who was born in 1975) comes from impressive political stock. According to Atlanta Magazine, his dad, Jack Carter, is Jimmy Carter's son. Notably, the younger Carter's political lineage extends beyond just that of his presidential grandfather. His maternal grandfather, James Beverly 'J.B.' Langford, was also an impressive political figure. Langford was a lawyer-cum-politician who served as a Georgia state senator and had a real impact on Jason. In fact, according to Jason, his mother's father taught him a valuable lesson: "To get the things done that need to get done and still have time to have fun and be fun."

What he's managed to "get done" is build a seriously impressive résumé. After graduating with a double major in philosophy and political science from Duke University, per The NewDEAL, Jason decided to join the Peace Corps in 1998. He was stationed in Lochiel, South Africa for two years and was able to connect with locals by learning to speak Zulu and Siswati. He even turned his experiences into a book titled "Power Lines: Two Years on South Africa's Borders" Upon his return, Jason went back to school and graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004. These days, he's a partner at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP, where he specializes in intellectual property law. What's more, he's also followed in his maternal grandfather's footsteps, serving in the Georgia State Senate from 2010 to 2015. 

As for his personal life, Politico reports Jason is married to journalist-cum-teacher Kate and they have two sons, Henry and Thomas.

Barbara Pierce Bush is fighting for global health equity

Barbara Pierce Bush is making her namesake, former first lady Barbara Pierce Bush, proud. The daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush (and granddaughter of George H.W. Bush) was born in 1981, just moments ahead of her twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager, per Biography. And while she may not be as known as Jenna, her life is full of accomplishments. According to the Bush Center, Barbara graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in humanities, then got a master's in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. 

She's passionate about fashion (she once interned at Proenza Schouler, per Elle), but her real love is her foundation: Global Health Corps (GHC). Its mission is to help achieve global health equity, and it was co-founded by Barbara in 2009 after a 2003 trip to Africa with her parents left her reeling. "Seeing literally thousands of people lining the street waiting for drugs that they needed to live, that we had in the United States, was something that was very hard for me to wrap my brain around," she told Elle.

Barbara served as CEO of GHC for nine years before transitioning to Board Chair in 2018. That year, she married actor and screenwriter Craig Coyne in front of just 20 people. In 2019, they tied the knot again in a bigger, 100-person ceremony, and in 2021, the duo welcomed daughter Cora Georgia, per People. In her spare time, Barbara co-writes books with Jenna, including the 2022 kids' book "The Superpower Sisterhood."

Jenna Bush Hager is a passionate storyteller

Jenna Bush Hager has stepped out of her family's political shadow and made a real name for herself as a storyteller. Born in 1981, shortly after twin sister Barbara Pierce Bush, per Biography, Jenna started her journey with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, according to the Bush Center. In 2009, she began contributing to Today and in 2019, she became an official co-host

What's more, she's also an editor-at-large for Southern Living and has written a number of books, including "Read All About It!" with mom Laura Bush, "Sisters First" with sister Barbara, and "Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss," in which she shares her grandparents' best advice. However, her passion for writing really started with the 2007 New York Times bestseller "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope." In the book, Jenna tells the story of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV whom she met while visiting Latin America with UNICEF in 2006.

On the personal side, Jenna married Henry Hager in 2008, and they have three kids together: Margaret Laura, Poppy Louise, and Henry Harold. As for what fans don't know about her, she once shared a number of secrets with Us Weekly, like she can only cook turkey tacos; her teenage crush was Eddie Vedder; and "my greatest pleasure is reading." She's also convinced the White House is haunted. "My sister and I heard a ghost playing classical piano, but she seemed friendly," she said.

Lauren Bush Lauren redefined conscious fashion

Lauren Bush Lauren is a fashion innovator. The daughter of George W. Bush's brother, Neil Bush, and Sharon Bush revolutionized the world of conscious design when she launched FEED in 2007. It all started when Lauren (born in 1984) was an anthropology major at Princeton University. In her sophomore year, she took an ethics class that pushed her to travel to Guatemala with the UN World Food Programme. As she told Princeton Alumni Weekly, once she saw children suffering from malnutrition and poverty firsthand, "hunger became real." 

Speaking with Southern Bride, she explained, "I knew I needed to do something more to help." Lauren had spent summers off from college studying design at Parsons School of Design in New York and Central Saint Martins in London, per W Magazine, and so, she decided to tap into her love of fashion. "The idea of creating beautifully designed products that gave back with each purchase married both passions," she told Southern Bride. After graduating in 2006, Lauren debuted her viral burlap bags emblazoned with the word "FEED," and for each one she sold, she was able to feed one child for an entire school year. By 2008, she had raised $2.7 million, and as of 2022, Feeding America notes that she's provided over 126 million meals to kids in need.

Lauren Bush became Lauren Bush Lauren when she married Ralph Lauren's son, David Lauren, in 2011. They have three sons together — James, Max, and Robert Rocky — per People.

Pierce Bush tried (and failed) to follow in his grandfather's footsteps

Neil and Sharon Bush welcomed their second child, Pierce Bush, in 1986. Just like his older sister Lauren Bush Lauren, Pierce soon found his calling was helping others. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in American studies from The University of Texas at Austin, per LinkedIn, he started a career in finance but soon decided to go the nonprofit route instead. 

In 2009, he joined Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star as a mentor, before becoming a full-time member of the Houston team in 2012. In 2015, he was appointed CEO. As Pierce highlighted in his LinkedIn profile, he's proud to helm "the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the country in terms of the number of children empowered annually via outcomes achieving, staff supported, volunteer-driven, one-to-one mentoring programs and agency budget."

Jump to 2019 and Pierce also tried to follow in his grandfather George H. W. Bush's footsteps when he announced his foray into politics. That December, he revealed he was running for Texas' 22nd Congressional District, per ABC News, but by March 2020, his dreams had been crushed. As CBS News so bluntly put it, he didn't advance to the primary and was the "first Bush to lose Texas race in over 40 years." Pierce is married to Sarah Beth Bush, and they have one child together, a daughter named Adeline.

Ashley Walker Bush is an award-winning director

Neil Bush's third and final child, Ashley Walker Bush, was born in 1989 and made then-president George H. W. Bush a grandfather for the 11th time, per New York Times. While her big sis, Lauren Bush Lauren, fell in love with fashion, she discovered her own artistic passion early on. Ashley was pursuing a bachelor's degree in English and film from Barnard College when she volunteered as a student coordinator for the Athena Film Festival in 2011. As she reminisced with her alma mater in 2020, her job was to watch hundreds of submissions, and she became smitten. Ashley went on to both direct and produce, per IMDb

Her last big work, a documentary short titled "The Queen's New Clothes,"  told the story of costume designer Winn Morton and won her the Dallas Film Festival Audience Award for best director. Speaking about the appeal of shooting movies, Ashley told Barnard, "Filmmaking is knowing how to communicate without the use of words — through images in succession, through music that makes you feel something, through colors that dictate a certain mood — and the right combination of all of those things can create this out-of-body experience for any viewer."

That same year, she married Julian LeFevre, and it was none other than Lauren who officiated. Taking to Instagram, Lauren called it "an honor of a lifetime" and gushed, "I love them to the moon and back, and wish them a very happy forever more."

George Prescott Bush has taken two presidents to court

President George W. Bush's younger brother, John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, followed in his family's footsteps as the 43rd governor of Florida. It's no wonder then that his eldest son, George Prescott Bush, was tempted to do the same. Born in 1976 to Jeb and his wife, Columba Gallo, George P. holds an undergraduate degree from Rice University and a Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law, according to his official bio. He first worked as a history teacher and lawyer and served as an officer in the Navy before being elected Texas Land Commissioner in 2014, then again in 2018.

During his time in office, he made a name for himself by suing two administrations. In 2015, he sued Obama's Bureau of Land Management when the federal government tried to claim 116 miles of land along Texas' Red River. He won in 2017 and boasted, per Texas Policy, "At the end of the day, the saying remains true: Don't mess with Texas." Jump to 2021 and he sued the Biden Administration for halting construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall. "The issue here is simple — no man is above the law. And that includes President Biden," he said.

In 2022, George P. decided not to seek reelection when he secured the Republican nomination for attorney general, per The Texas Tribune. Unfortunately, he lost by a landslide. On the personal front, George P. lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Amanda, and their two sons.

Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower went from actor to realtor

Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower (who was born in 1978) is a granddaughter of Richard Nixon through her mom, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, per TIME. However, that's not her only presidential connection. Through her dad, David Eisenhower, she's also the great-granddaughter of Dwight Eisenhower, per AARP. Even so, her life couldn't be more removed from politics.

According to her Instagram bio, she's a "PHL Realtor | "theatre person" | seltzer lover." Indeed, after graduating from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in communications and theatre, per Compass, Jennie pursued acting and directing full-time. She's even a member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA, as she shares in her official bio. Throughout her career, she's acted in a number of award-winning off-Broadway productions, like "Forbidden Broadway" and "The Wild Party," and has directed a slew of classic theater shows, including "Chicago" and "West Side Story." What's more, she was a Professor of Theatre at Temple University for over a decade before shifting her focus to real estate. 

These days, Jennie is a licensed realtor in the Greater Philadelphia area who likes to work with members of the LGBTQIA+ community because, as she explains, they "are statistically less likely to be homeowners – I'd like to help change that." As for her own home life, Jennie lives with her daughter, Chloe, and her partner, Sara, who often show up on her Instagram.

Rose Kennedy Schlossberg is exceptionally private

Rose Kennedy Schlossberg is John F. Kennedy's eldest granddaughter and perhaps his most reclusive. As Daily Mail noted, she has lived a "VERY private life" and has seldom made headlines. An exception occurred in October 2022 when Daily Mail spotted her at the beach and couldn't help reporting on her resemblance to her late grandmother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Although Jackie O died when Rose was just five, the pair shared a special bond. For one, it was Jackie who chose her name when she was born in 1988 as an ode to Rose's great-grandmother, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She also spent plenty of time with her granddaughter. As Kennedy biographer Christopher Andersen told the New York Post, Jackie lived nearby and "saw Rose basically every day and doted on her."

But it's not just politics that run in her blood. Rose is the daughter of Caroline Kennedy (the United States Ambassador to Australia) and artist Edwin Schlossberg, and it seems she prefers her artistic side. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University, a master's degree in interactive telecommunications from New York University, and has held a variety of jobs in Hollywood. A look at her IMDb page reveals she has credits as an actor, producer, director, production associate, and more. Most recently, she wrote, produced, and starred in a TV series called "End Times Girls Club." Rose married filmmaker-turned-restaurateur Rory McAuliffe in May 2022.

Tatiana Schlossberg is an impressive journalist

Rose Kennedy Schlossberg's younger sister, Tatiana Schlossberg, was born in 1990. Drawn to history and journalism from an early age, she received her bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 2012, then followed that up with a master's degree in American history from the University of Oxford in 2014, per MailOnline. However, it was journalism that would eventually win her heart. 

Tatiana started her career as an intern for The Vineyard Gazette in Edgartown, Massachusetts, then became a municipal reporter at The Record in Bergen County, New Jersey. From there, she went on to build quite an impressive résumé. As her official bio notes, she has written for a myriad of lucrative publications, including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and The Boston Globe. She has also worked as a full-time journalist at The New York Times, first penning their morning column, New York Today, then covering the environment for their Science section.

Her interest in the environment led Tatiana to write her first book in 2019. Titled "Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have," it addresses the realities of climate change and showcases things we can all do to mitigate the problem. As she told Vogue, "I want people to understand the seriousness and scope of the problem, but I don't want people to feel total despair." On the personal front, Tatiana married doctor George Moran (her college sweetheart) in 2017, per W Magazine, and their son Edwin (named after her dad) was born in April 2022.

Will Jack Schlossberg follow his family into politics?

Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg's youngest child and only son, Jack Schlossberg, was born in 1993. Like sister Tatiana Schlossberg, he chose to attend Yale University and pursue a bachelor's degree in history, which he received in 2015, per People. From there, he transferred to older sister Rose Kennedy Schlossberg's alma mater, Harvard University, and graduated from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School in 2022.

Over the years, he's dabbled in politics and has worked in the Senate as both a page and an intern for Secretary of State John Kerry, who once praised his sense of humor. Jack's interest in politics, combined with his looks, means he's often been compared to his grandfather, John F. Kennedy. However, Jack has often admitted that he's not sure if he'll follow in his family's political footsteps. Speaking with People, he addressed the JFK comparisons directly, saying, "We live in a really different time than he did, and I'm trying to figure out what I'm really interested in and what I want to do." He also told Today that while he's inspired by and proud of his family's history, "I'm still trying to make my own way, figure things out."

Jack's other interests include writing (he's penned pieces for Politico, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, per E! News), as well as acting. Fans of "Blue Bloods" will have seen him on the show's season 8 finale in 2018, per People.

Naomi Biden made White House history with her wedding

Naomi Biden is the eldest child of Hunter Biden and his first wife, Kathleen Buhle, per People. Born in 1993, she was Joe Biden's first grandchild and shares a name with his late daughter, Naomi, who died in a car crash with her mother when she was just 13 months old. Naomi has a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. According to her LinkedIn, she was working as an international arbitration associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington D.C. as of November 2022.

Naomi, along with all of her siblings, shares a special bond with her grandfather who has always been there for them. "He will pick up our calls no matter where he is," she told PBS NewsHour. "He'll be like on stage, giving a speech, and we'd call him and he'd be like, 'What's wrong?!'" That special bond would explain why she and Peter Neal (whom she met in 2018 and got engaged to in 2021) were reportedly allowed to live in the White House, per Town & Country. What's more, they were allowed to get married at the White House! As NPR notes, only 18 other nuptials have ever taken place there, making it a truly historic wedding. Naomi was clearly excited when she tweeted the news in July 2022, cheekily writing, "Much to the relief of secret service and with the dogs' endorsement...we'll be getting married on the South Lawn!"

Finnegan Biden is a natural-born politician

Finnegan Biden is Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle middle child. She was born in 2000, per People, and just like sister Naomi Biden's name, her moniker holds special meaning. As the outlet notes, Finnegan is actually named after her great-grandmother, Joe Biden's mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan.

Finnegan studied history (focusing on American studies) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She graduated in 2021 but not before leaving a permanent mark on the student body and proving she's a natural-born politician. As the university's student-run paper, 34th Street, reported in April 2020, she successfully petitioned the school to extend its pass/fail deadline to give students a better chance to adjust to the challenges of pandemic-driven remote learning. 

She launched a petition after speaking to friends and realizing how big the issue was. "They were expressing this sincere anxiety about the pass/fail deadline [...] being in a different time zone, and not knowing if their families are going to get sick," she explained. In the end, school administrators took notice and made the necessary change. "You have to be the change you want to see," she told the magazine. "I hope everyone else can realize that it's not that hard, but you have to do it."

Maisy Biden is a real athlete and artist

Joe Biden's youngest granddaughter, Maisy Biden, was born to Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle in 2001, per PopSugar. She has managed to keep her life fairly private, despite having grown up surrounded by huge political figures. As People notes, she attended Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. all through her grandpa's run as VP, which is where she became BFFs with Sasha Obama. As she told Today, both Obama sisters actually informed her actions once her grandfather became president. "You can only hope to do as well as they did because they just did it so beautifully," she gushed.

However, Maisy has made headlines on a few occasions thanks to her bold fashion sense. For example, she went viral for wearing Air Jordan 1 Mid "Sisterhood" sneakers to Joe Biden's inauguration, per CNN. She also made news when she donned a T-shirt with a photo of a young Joe Biden in college to an official event she attended with her grandfather in 2021, per Insider. Outside of fashion, Maisy is also a huge sports fan and her grandpa is her top supporter. "He came to, like, every single one of my soccer games, lacrosse games, basketball games," she told Today. Indeed, he once praised her skills, saying, per Chicago Tribune, "Maisy's a real athlete. I mean for real." In March 2022, Daily Mail reported that Maisy was pursuing yet another passion and studying fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.