The former first lady of the United States turned 56 on Friday and proud husband Barack Obama made sure the world knew.
Former first lady Michelle Obama turns a year older today (January 17) and celebrating it louder than anyone was husband Barack Obama. Barack Obama, apart from being the favorite American president of all time for most of us, is also known for his heartfelt posts on social media every time there's a special occasion. As Michelle turned 56, he just upped his game further. Wishing his wife a happy birthday, he shared an adorable collage of pictures of the two of them across his social media accounts.
Along with the picture, he also shared a heartwarming note to make sure his ladylove felt special on her big day. He wrote, "In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!" Can these two get any cuter? The adorable couple has never shied away from expressing their love for each other. A few months ago, in October 2019, they exchanged celebratory messages to mark their 27th wedding anniversary. They tied the knot on October 3, 1992.
To commemorate their anniversary, Michelle wrote, "27 years ago, this guy promised me a life full of adventure. I’d say he’s delivered. Here’s to our next chapter of becoming empty nesters and discovering what’s next—while still feeling the magic that brought us together all those years ago. Happy anniversary, Barack." The former POTUS, however, kept it short and sweet then too. He wrote, "Like the Beatles said: It’s getting better all the time. Thanks, babe, for 27 amazing years!"
Michelle's birthday apart, this week has sure been a big one for the Obamas. The former first couple was recently nominated for their first-ever oscar in a historic move. The selection was for American Factory, the first film made by Obamas' production company, Higher Ground Productions.
On the nomination, Barack Obama wrote, "Oscar nominations came out today and I’m glad to see American Factory’s nod for Best Documentary. I like this film for its nuanced, honest portrayal of the way a changing global economy plays out in real lives. It offers a window into people as they actually are and it’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough. This is exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve through Higher Ground. Congratulations to the incredible filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, and the entire team!"
Michelle Obama, on her part, wrote, "I couldn’t be happier that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory have been nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar. What Julia and Steve capture on film is at times painful, at times exhilarating, but always thoughtful and always real — exactly the kind of story Barack and I wanted to lift up with Higher Ground Productions."
The documentary, produced by Obamas in partnership with Netflix, is centered on a General Motors factory located in Dayton, Ohio, and follows the story of how it was shut down, affecting thousands of workers and the community at large. It received unanimous acclaim from critics with a 96% approval rating on popular review site Rotten Tomatoes as well as a Metacritic score of 86 out of 100.