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'TODAY' Guest Host Justin Sylvester Explains Why He Pushed Away Jenna Bush Hager in Viral Video

'TODAY' Guest Host Justin Sylvester Explains Why He Pushed Away Jenna Bush Hager in Viral Video

Justin Sylvester is addressing his viral TODAY moment with Jenna Bush Hager.

Last week, during a cooking segment with chef Andy Baraghani, Justin was seen seemingly pushing Jenna away from him after she repeatedly touched his shoulder and wrapped her arm around him.

The clip then went viral with many viewers thinking Jenna was getting too “handsy” and “violated” Justin‘s space.

Amid the backlash, Justin decided to address the situation.

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In a video shared by The Shade Room on Instagram, Justin starts off by saying, “Some people thought that she was invading my space, and that’s actually not true.”

Justin went on to explain he was “flirting with the chef” and only brushed Jenna aside so he “could have a one-on-one moment with the chef.”

Justin then praised Jenna for being a “big champion” of him, adding that she’s “one of the nicest, most welcoming people I’ve ever met.”

He also cautioned people to not “just jump to conclusions.”

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