Date Of Birth:
26 July 1977
Place Of Birth:
Best Known As:
The daughter of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
Noelle Bush is the daughter of former Florida governor Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, and the niece of former U.S. president George W. Bush. She has two brothers: George P. and John Jr. (known as Jebby). Noelle Bush made news headlines on 29 January 2002 when she was arrested by Tallahassee police and charged with prescription fraud after she tried to buy the sedative Xanax at a local pharmacy. The case received extra attention because her father was the sitting governor, and because Noelle's arrest came not long after the 2001 arrests of her cousins, Jenna & Barbara Bush, for underage drinking while their father was president. In February of 2002, Noelle Bush entered an Orlando drug treatment center. In July of 2002 she was jailed temporarily after she was found in possession of prescription pills, a violation of her court-ordered treatment plan. She returned to the treatment center and then was back in the news in September 2002 after she was found there in possession of crack cocaine. She then served 10 days in jail for violating the terms of her court-ordered drug treatment program. Noelle Bush's LinkedIn page says that she received an AA (associate's degree) from Tallahassee Community College in 1999, and another AA from Florida State University in 2002 with a concentration in Leisure and Recreation. In 2008 she began working as an office administrator at Empower Software, an Orlando, Florida company; her father, Jeb Bush, was a member of Empower's board of directors until he resigned in 2015 as he prepared to run for the Republican nomination for U.S. president in 2016.