Justin Sylvester Says He Didn’t Push Jenna Bush Hager Away

Straighten the record.

Justin Sylvester took to Instagram to clarify the viral moment when he seemingly pushed Jenna Bush Hager away on Wednesday’s episode of the “Today” show.

“People thought she was invading my space, and that’s actually not the truth,” the TV personality said as she got a facial on Friday.

“What we were doing was we were both flirting. …well I flirted with the chef because he was so cute and I pushed her out of the way so I could have a one-on-one moment with the chef.

Sylvester praised Bush Hager and said, “That girl is one of the nicest, most hospitable people I’ve ever met.

He added that he “hates that people take” [the moment] out of context.”

Justin Sylvester and Jenna Bush Hager.
Sylvester says he was actually trying to flirt when he pushed Bush Hager away.
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Earlier this week, the 35-year-old was co-host of the morning talk show when he and Bush Hager got into their little fight.

While learning how to make a chicken recipe, Bush Hager, 40, patted the “Daily Pop” star’s arm before wrapping her own around his shoulders.

However, it appeared that the “Beverly Hills Nannies” alum was trying to use his arm to distance himself from the former first daughter. Nevertheless, she was persistent and moved closer to Sylvester before he gave her one last push.

Justin Sylvester and Jenna Bush Hager.
Sylvester appeared on Wednesday’s episode of the show “Today”.
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A surprised Bush Hager smiled at the camera.

Fans were less amused by the “Today” host, who called her behavior “not cool at all” and claimed Sylvester was “obviously awkward.”

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