Justin Sylvester of “Marry Me” took to Instagram to talk about why he pushed Jenna Bush Hager on a recent episode of the Today show.
He put up a video explaining that Jenna didn’t invade his personal space and people are “jumping to conclusions.”
On Wednesday, when the two were watching the show, they were trying to learn how to make a recipe. In a music video from the segment, Justin tried to pull away from the Today show host as Jenna approached him.
Jenna didn’t seem to understand what was going on until Justin gave her a little push. People watching the show noticed the moment and said Jenna was “invading” Justin’s space.
Justin Sylvester clarified that he told Jenna Bush Hager to “have some alone time with the chef.”
While receiving a facial, the Daily Pop host decided to open up about what happened and uploaded a video saying:
“People thought she was embarrassing me, but that’s not true.”
He said he was trying to flirt with the chef and pushed Jenna “aside” because he wanted “one-on-one time.” Here is what Justin Sylvester said:
“What we did was flirt with each other.”…well, I was flirting with the chef because he was so cute, and I pushed her aside to being able to talk to the chief alone, and people took it badly.”
He said “people jump to conclusions” and said Jenna was the “kindest and most welcoming” person he had ever met.
Justin Sylvester also said that Jenna and her co-host Hoda Kotb ask him to be on the Today show every time because they’re “so good” to him.
He also said that Jenna was “awesome” and that he didn’t like “people not putting the event in its place.”
What happened on Today With Hoda and Jenna on Wednesday?
On the Aug. 10 episode of Today With Hoda & Jenna, Justin Sylvester was one of the hosts. Jenna and Justin learned how to make sweet and sticky roast chicken on the show.
A clip of the segment was taken and shared on social media. It showed the Everything Beautiful in Its Time author trying to reach the E! News presenter.
Jenna patted Justin on the back, then held him by the shoulders and tried to put her hands around his arm. Meanwhile, Justin tried to push the host away with his arm before finally using his hand to do so.
Jenna then raised her eyebrows and looked at the camera to show how she felt.
Many viewers seemed upset with Jenna’s actions. They said that if the tables were turned, Justin would have been kicked off the show. Some people even said that she didn’t know what personal space was.
Jenna Bush Hager is an American journalist, writer, and television personality. She is the daughter of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, and his wife, Laura Bush. She is also the granddaughter of the 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush, and his wife, Barbara Bush.
Jenna is co-host of The Today Show with Hoda & Jenna on NBC. She also hosted the shows Read with Jenna and Open Book with Jenna Bush Hager.
The journalist has also helped teach in four Caribbean and Latin American countries as a teaching assistant for UNICEF. She has also written a few books, such as Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, Sister’s First, and more.
The TV host has yet to say anything about the charges against her.