Michelle Obama made Barack a Valentine's Day playlist


While Barack Obama has been wishing Michelle on her birthday every year through his social media profile, it's only post presidency that the messages have gotten romantically verbose. The battle is racial and gender inequities that the former first lady fought while her husband was in office, and continues to address even post her role as first lady of the United States. Happy Valentines Day to you both Michelle and Barack your love is truly inspiring!

The former president also showed his love for his wife via Twitter writing that Michelle makes "every day and every place better".

During his presidency, Barack made a "tradition of sharing his reading lists and playlists".

Barack shared a fab picture of the pair all cuddled up with the caption: "Happy Valentine's Day, Michelle Obama".

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For artist Kehinde Wiley, being commissioned to paint former President Barack Obama's official portrait was an opportunity to make a lasting impact on people around the world.

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Michelle, painted against a robin's egg blue background, rests her chin on one hand and stares at the viewer with a curious mix of confidence and vulnerability in a canvas painted by Amy Sherald. Michelle confessed she "was a little overwhelmed, to say the least", after the portrait was unveiled. The former first lady called the compilation Forever Mine.

The Valentine's Day playlist, bookended by Andra Day's "Forever Mine" and John Legend's impassionated "All of Me", features classics like Etta James' "At Last" and Diana Ross' "Endless Love".