In honor of Michelle Obama’s 57th birthday on Jan. 17, we’re looking back at some of the former First Lady’s best photos with her husband and their gorgeous daughters.
Michelle Obama wears many hats, but one of the most important of them all is her devotion to her family. As the wife to former president, Barack Obama, and the mother to daughters, Malia Obama, 22, and Sasha Obama, 19, Michelle always has a lot on her plate when it comes to her family. Like everything else she does, though, she handles it perfectly! Michelle turns 57 on Jan. 17, 2021, and we’re celebrating with some of her sweetest family moments in the spotlight.
Over the years, Barack has been open about how much he admires Michelle as both a wife and a mother. “Obviously I couldn’t have done anything that I’ve done without Michelle,” he shared with Oprah Winfrey in 2011. “Not only has she been a great first lady, she is just my rock. I count on her in so many ways every single day.” As such, we’re looking back on some of those days with a few of the Obama family’s best moments together.
Michelle and President Obama always tried to integrate their young daughters into everything they did in the White House. Whether it was discussions at the dinner table or traveling together as a family unit, those moments were precious for the Obama quartet. The Obamas consistently tried to maintain a sense of normalcy for their daughters, despite the fact that they were often appearing in front of the world at high-profile and public events.
Naturally, admirers of the former First Lady always loved to see her create pockets of intimacy and fun with her husband of 27 years. One place they were able to let loose and take a break from the intense Washington D.C. atmosphere was at the Obama summit in Chicago. The couple appeared on stage with fellow Chicago native Chance The Rapper and shared a winsome moment together as they broke out into laughter. This was just one of many times that they publicly showed their sense of humor over the years, though.
It’s true, Michelle Obama has really left an indelible impression on the American people and the international community at large. But while balancing her work as an advocate, ally, and public figure, Michelle consistently made her family a priority, regardless of where they were. To see more photos of the Obama family together, click through the gallery above!