Justin Sylvester sets the record straight!
After the “Daily Pop” star co-hosted TODAY with Hoda & Jenna on Wednesday, a video circulated where he could be seen pushing Jenna Bush Hager during a cooking segment making sweet and sticky roast chicken.
Jenna patted Justin’s back and then wrapped her arm around his shoulder. He reached out for Jenna pushing her away, causing the internet to notice and respond. Some social media users speculated that Sylvester was trying to gain more personal space.
Another person wrote, “It’s not correct. She blatantly ignored his ‘no’, violating his personal space and repeatedly touching him.”
But Justin shared what was really happening, captured in a video posted to Instagram.
“Some people thought she was invading my space, and that’s actually not true,” he said.
Justin clarified that he was “flirting with the chef” and pushed Jenna aside so he “could have some one-on-one time with the chef.”
He added that people are “jumping to conclusions” and that Jenna has been and continues to be “one of his great champions”.
He added: “When I tell you this girl is one of the nicest and most welcoming people I have ever met.