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The official unveiling of the White House portraits for former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama will be marked as one of the greatest moments in history! President Joe Biden opened the ceremony in the East Room with a heartwarming speech about his former colleague and friend, welcoming the couple back to their old home where they raised daughters Sasha and Malia. The event, created by The White House Historical Association,  has been in place since 1965 and allows the President and First Lady to select their own artist and approve their portraits before public display.


The artists commissioned were Robert McCurdy for Obama, and Michelle commissioned Sharon Sprung. During Michelle’s speech, she apologized to Sharon in hopes her life hadn’t been too sheltered after keeping a low profile for six years after being selected. She spent at least 9 months straight working on the painting privately in her home where no one could enter or know about the artwork.


See below former President Barack Obama’s first steps back inside the White House alongside his former VP and current President Joe Biden.

Congrats to America’s First Black Couple on continuing to stamp their mark in U.S. history!


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