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Former President George W. Bush posts birthday greeting to wife — a day late

by Eun Kyung Kim /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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George W. Bush may have been president and a leader of the free world, but he just proved himself to also be a typical forgetful husband.

The former president last week posted a mea culpa to his wife on Facebook, who turned 69 the day before the couple's anniversary on Nov. 5.

George W. Bush and Laura Bush
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: Former U.S. president George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Busy wait for the start of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***Getty Images

So on the that day, he wished his wife a happy anniversary and posted an older photo of them.

"Thanks for standing by me all these years … even when I forgot to post on your birthday," he wrote in the caption.

The Bushes got married in 1977. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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