Behind Barbara Bush's trademark pearls

Barbara Bush is disclosing the reason she’s often seen with her signature strand of pearls: wrinkles.

“The pearls are to cover the wrinkles, which they no longer do,” the former first lady told her granddaughter, “Today” special correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, in a segment that aired Monday on the morning show. “You can’t wear pearls all over your face,” Barbara Bush quipped.

Marking her 90th birthday on Monday, the mom to potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush also revealed the story behind her snow-white-colored locks.

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“The white hair was because I wanted to play golf, I wanted to play tennis, I wanted to swim. And my hair turned, as I’m sure someone else will tell you, orange, green, yellow — depending upon how much chlorine was in the pool.”

“I mean, I just decided to go white.”

Barbara Bush, whom her family has dubbed “The Enforcer,” calls herself the “luckiest woman in the world.” But the famously outspoken ex-executive mansion resident says she’ll stay mum during the 2016 race for the White House.

“I promise that during this next campaign season, I will not talk,” she told Bush Hager, “I won’t give any interviews.”

“I’m going to stop voicing my opinion and sticking up for things I think are right, except my boy,” Bush added. “I think he’s brilliant.”

When Bush Hager replied to her grandmother, “I assume you mean Jeb,” Barbara Bush quickly responded, “Right.”