Barack Obama Says Michelle Obama’s Portrait Captured Her ‘Hotness’, And Twitter Swoons

Yesterday, the official portraits for former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and this warmed the hearts of many people.

According to HuffPost, Michelle Obama’s portrait was painted by Amy Sherald, and it “depicts the former first lady in a white dress with geometric patterns, set in front of a pale blue background.”

While Barack Obama’s portrait was painted by Nigerian artist, Kehinde Wiley, and it showed president wearing a suit without a tie, seated on a chair and surrounded by leaves and flowers.

The couple absolutely loved the portraits.

Here’s what Michelle Obama said about it on her Instagram:

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As a young girl, even in my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined this moment. Nobody in my family has ever had a portrait – there are no portraits of the Robinsons or the Shields from the South Side of Chicago. This is all a little bit overwhelming, especially when I think about all of the young people who will visit the National Portrait Gallery and see this, including so many young girls and young girls of color who don’t often see their images displayed in beautiful and iconic ways. I am so proud to help make that kind of history. But the fact is that none of this would be possible without the extraordinary artist and woman behind this portrait, @asherald. Thank you, Amy – it was a joy to work with you and get to know you.

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And reacting to his wife’s portrait, Obama thanked the artist, for “spectacularly capturing the grace, and beauty, and intelligence, and charm, and hotness of the woman I love.”

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This heart-melting comment caused many people to swoon. Check out the reactions on Twitter:

Don’t you also need a man who will look at you the way Barack does Michelle?


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