Former First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated her 58th birthday makeup-free, dancing, and able to eat all the cake.
“Here’s to a sweet 58th! Thank you so much for your outpouring of love. Whether you texted, emailed, or posted on social media, every birthday message I received today meant a lot to me,” the best-selling writer wrote in an Instagram post commemorating her birthday. “I am so grateful to have so many people cheering me on. Looking forward to seeing what this upcoming year has in store.”
Obama — who shares her birthday with the late, nice Betty White — definitely has a lot to rejoice now that she’s beginning her 59th journey across the solar. Not solely was she the primary Black lady to carry the title of First Lady of the United States, she broke gross sales information after publishing her memoir, “Becoming.” The guide, and subsequent guide tour, morphed into a Netflix documentary by the same name.
Released on May 6, 2020, the documentary provided a “rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.”
Of course, former President Barack Obama additionally celebrated his spouse’s birthday on social media. “Happy birthday, Michelle. My love, my partner, my best friend…” her husband wrote, accompanied with a photograph of the president kissing a smiling Michelle on the cheek, as she seems to be on the digicam and holds a drink.
Comedian, actor, and tv host Ellen DeGeneres — who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the best honor a civilian can obtain, from President Obama — additionally celebrated Michelle’s birthday.
“You are a drive @MichelleObama, I’m so grateful for the reminiscences we’ve gotten to make through the years. Happy birthday,” DeGeneres wrote in an Instagram caption, together with a video compilation of Obama’s many appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Current First Lady Dr. Jill Biden additionally posted a easy “happy birthday” message on the FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) Instagram account. The publish included a image of the 2 of them smiling throughout what seems to be a photograph shoot.
Of course, the love between the present and former first girl is mutual. After the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed criticizing the primary girl’s use of the title “Dr.” earlier than her identify, Obama came to her defense in an Instagram post.
“For eight years, I saw Dr. Jill Biden do what a lot of professional women do — successfully manage more than one responsibility at a time, from her teaching duties to her official obligations in the White House to her roles as a mother, wife, and friend,” Obama wrote. “And right now, we’re all seeing what also happens to so many professional women, whether their titles are Dr., Ms., Mrs., or even First Lady: All too often, our accomplishments are met with skepticism, even derision.”
Peter Souza, an American photojournalist who was Chief Official White House Photographer for former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, additionally celebrated Michelle Obama’s birthday.
“HBD Michelle Obama!” Souza wrote in a caption, accompanied by a picture of the former first lady and her husband dancing and smiling. “Hope your day includes some dancing.”
Hope granted, Peter.