The former first woman, 54, participated in Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus’ wedding ceremony in Chicago — Obama’s hometown — on Saturday, in accordance with TMZ.
In movies obtained by TMZ, Obama, in a floor-length black gown together with her hair down, led the bride with a smile as she stated, “I promise to stand next to and support you through all of life’s trials and trails.”
Tina Newman, who posted the since-deleted Instagram Story, wrote, “Holy Moly” and “That moment when Michelle Obama officiated at your [cousin’s] wedding!”
The household has sturdy ties to the Obamas. Rivkin’s father is Robert S. Rivkin, the deputy mayor of Chicago, and her mom was appointed by former President Barack Obama to function Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
The newlyweds met in highschool and each graduated from Yale, in accordance with The New York Times.
A visitor on the wedding ceremony posted images of the celebration on Instagram, exhibiting the couple dancing and highlighting the beautiful setting, Theater on the Lake.
Mrs. Obama is maintaining busy in her post-White House years: She is embarking on a 10-city e-book tour in November and December to advertise her upcoming memoir, Becoming, in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit, Denver, San Jose and Dallas.
“Over this time that I’ve been out of the White House, I’ve had time to think and reflect for the first time in a long time. I spent some time really thinking about the people, the stories and the experiences that have shaped me and helped me become the person I am today,” Obama stated in a video about her e-book.
She continued, “I am proud of what I’ve created. I’m proud because it is candid, it’s honest, it is totally and utterly me. So I’m also a little frightened because it is so candid and honest and open.”
Obama’s e-book tour is already successful. Steven Barclay, a e-book agent, informed the Times, “It’s like you’re looking at a Madonna tour. That’s the first thing that comes to mind.”
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