Michelle Obama’s Father’s Day Message to Barack Will Make You Weep Happy Tears

Michelle Obama took time out of her blissful vacation with Barack to send him a Happy Father’s Day message that had everyone on the internet weeping — happy tears, of course. «Happy #FathersDay @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you,» the former First Lady wrote on Instagram along with a throwback photo of Barack and their daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Of course, Barack being the great man he is, had the perfect response to Michelle’s sweet shout out. Read what Barack had to say about being a proud dad ahead, then check out all of his cutest moments with Sasha and Malia over the years.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. Reveals the Secret to His 14-Year Marriage to Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Freddie Prinze Jr. is many things — he’s an actor, a husband, a father — but did you know that he’s also an amazing cook? After releasing his cookbook, Back to the Kitchen, in 2016, Freddie is partnering with Palmolive to create messy recipes — aka «messipes» — to make mealtimes more memorable with your loved ones. And his passion for food certainly runs in the family. Not only is wife Sarah Michelle Gellar an avid baker, but he also spent a huge portion of his childhood in the kitchen with his mom. «We would spend time in front of the stove together,» he tells POPSUGAR, adding that she would often tell him stories about his late father, Freddie Prinze, who died nearly one year after he was born. Not only did she teach him how to cook miso soup from scratch, but he also learned some important life lessons. He recalls one specific moment when he got turned down by a girl he liked in high school. «She said, ‘Son, girls your age don’t want to date nice boys, and you’re a nice boy. They want to date jerks.’ Only she didn’t say the word ‘jerk.’ She said, ‘So, if you want to date these girls, you’re gonna have to work real hard to be a jerk, and I don’t want you to do that.'»

It’s those same fond memories he hopes to share with his own children — Charlotte, 7, and Rocky, 4, — one day. Even though he’ll be the first to admit to his kids that he’s not perfect (what parent is though?), to them, he’s like a superhero. «Even with all those flaws, they still think I’m a Jedi master,» he says. No matter how corny it may sound, he reveals that every day feels like Father’s Day, which is in part due to the fact that he didn’t grow up with his own father. «When you don’t have a dad, it’s all you think about,» he says. «You start fantasizing things that you wish you could get. So, Father’s Day is a great day at my house, but it’s more about the kids. Like for my birthday, we go to Disneyland because I want to see the kids. Whatever the kids want to do, we’ll do.»

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Freddie definitely has a great partner to raise his children with. He and Sarah first met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer and started dating three years later. Since tying the knot in 2002, the two have made us melt with their sweet family moments and enduring love. So, what exactly is the key to their 14-year marriage? The simple answer is laughter. «In Hollywood, and in life, a lot of pretty people get married when they’re really young,» Freddie says. While he admits it’s important to be attracted to the person you’re with, it’s also vital to have that laughter and connection with each other. «Sarah and I like different things, but she respects me and she loves me, and 17 years later, she still makes me laugh at dinner or when we’re watching TV and see something stupid,» he says. «That’s our secret and that’s what works for us. When I’m 60 years old, she’ll still be making me laugh, so we’ll still be together.»

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Barack and Michelle Obama Continue Their Permanent Vacation With a Romantic Stop in Italy

Is anyone having more fun than Barack and Michelle Obama post-presidency? On Saturday, Michelle was spotted doing some sightseeing in Montalcino, Italy, with a few friends (and Secret Service personnel). The former first lady looked casual and chic in white jeans and a striped one-shoulder Teija top and was all smiles while walking the streets and waving to onlookers. As Michelle got in some girl time, Barack hit the links and was seen playing a round of golf at the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. The following day, Barack and Michelle met up for another round of sightseeing fun, this time at the five-star Borgo Finocchieto estate in Tuscany; the adorable couple cuddled up while their friend snapped pictures of them — between the scenery and those smiles, we’re sure the photos came out beautifully.

Both Michelle and Barack have settled nicely into their permanent vacation since leaving the White House in January. Between the two of them, they’ve taken trips to Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, NYC, and Tahiti. During their time in Italy, Barack is reportedly set to meet with Matteo Renzi, the former Italian prime minister, and Barack and Michelle will also do some relaxing in Florence and Siena.

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15 Times Barack Obama Reminded Us That He and Michelle Are a Walking Fairy Tale

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The grass is green, the sky is blue, and Barack Obama is one of the best damn public speakers who’s ever walked the earth. Even if you don’t agree with his policies, you can’t deny his mastery of the English language. During his presidency this skill served him well for obvious reasons, but never have the words come as easily to him than when he’s talking about his wife, fearless former First Lady and all-around badass Michelle Obama. The power couple began dating back in 1989, and it’s obvious that Barack has been smitten ever since. If you need a quick reminder that yes, love still does exist, take a look through his best, most romantic quotes about Michelle.

  1. On her legacy as first lady: «Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side. For the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for, and you made it your own, with grace and with grit and with style and good humor. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. So, you have made me proud and you have made the country proud.»
  2. On their first kiss: «We were at a law firm together, I was a Summer associate, she was already practicing law. I had been sort of eyeing her for a while, but she was acting real professional. Finally I wear her down a little bit and I say, we’re coming back from a firm picnic and I said, ‘Well let’s go get some ice cream.’ We went to Baskin-Robbins on 53rd Street in Chicago, she bought chocolate, I don’t remember what I bought. They didn’t have any seats in the store so we sat out on a curb on a Summer day and had ice cream, and that’s when I asked her if I could kiss her.»
  3. On how she’s true to herself: «As usual, people always realize how much better Michelle is than me . . . she’s a wonderful person and she’s a genuine person. I never see her in different settings and somehow she’s different with different people.»
  4. On her magnetic personality: «If you were going to list the 100 most popular things that I have done as president, being married to Michelle Obama is number one.»
  5. On how she’s helped him every step of the way: «Obviously I couldn’t have done anything that I’ve done without Michelle. You were asking earlier what keeps me sane, what keeps me balanced, what allows me to deal with the pressure. It is this young lady right here . . . 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.»
  6. On how she’s changed the way he looks at the world: «Michelle was trying to figure out, OK, if the kids get sick why is it that she’s the one who has to take time off of her job to go pick them up from school, as opposed to me? What I tried to do was to learn to be thoughtful enough and introspective enough that I wasn’t always having to be told that things were unfair.»
  7. On her making him a better man: «There’s no doubt I’m a better man having spent time with Michelle. I would never say that Michelle’s a better woman, but I will say she’s a little more patient.»
  8. One one of her best traits: «She’s also funny. She’s the funniest person in our family.»

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  1. On how she’s like Queen Bey: «Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song, ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me.»
  2. On her patriotism: «Anybody who knows her well knows she’s got the best sense of humor of anyone you’d ever want to meet. She’s the most quintessentially American person I know . . . She’s just a wonderfully normal, levelheaded person. Any American woman who meets her would immediately identify her as a fellow traveler.»
  3. On her 2016 Democratic National Convention speech: «Incredible speech by an incredible woman. Couldn’t be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle.»
  4. On how she keeps him grounded: «What I value most about my marriage is that it is separate and apart from a lot of the silliness of Washington. And Michelle is not part of that silliness.»
  5. On why they’re such a good team: «She is a great mom. What is also true is Michelle’s had to accommodate a life that it’s fair to say was not necessarily what she envisioned for herself. She has to put up with me. And my schedule and my stresses. And she’s done a great job on that. But I think it would be a mistake to think that my wife, when I walk in the door, is, ‘Hey, honey, how was your day? Let me give you a neck rub.’ It’s not as if Michelle is thinking in terms of, ‘How do I cater to my husband?’ I think it’s much more, ‘We’re a team, and how do I make sure that this guy is together enough that he’s paying attention to his girls and not forgetting the basketball game that he’s supposed to be going to on Sunday?’ So she’s basically managing me quite effectively.»
  6. On their unbreakable connection: «Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us. Even if one builds a life together based on trust, attentiveness, and mutual support, I think that’s it’s important that a partner continues to surprise.»
  7. On why she’s so relatable: «Having said all those things, the quality I love most about her is, she’s honest and genuine. I think that comes across to people. They get a sense that they can trust her. You know, the word ‘authenticity’ is overused these days. But I do think it captures what folks are looking for — not just in leaders, but also in friends and in co-workers — and that is, folks who are on the level. People like that tell you what they think and don’t have a bunch of hidden motives. That’s who Michelle is.»

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Beyoncé Had a Destiny’s Child Reunion With Kelly and Michelle, and It Was Jumpin’ Jumpin’

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A week after celebrating Easter together, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland reunited with former Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams at The Grove in LA to celebrate the launch of Kelly’s new book, Whoa, Baby! On Friday, Beyoncé — who is currently pregnant with twins — shared an Instagram album featuring a silly snap of the trio hanging out together. Along with the photo, Beyoncé also incorporated a few shots of herself showing off her growing belly in a light pink dress and matching knee-high boots. Whoa, Baby! was coauthored with Kelly’s longtime OB/GYN, Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman, and contributor Laura Moser. It was inspired by the questions Kelly received after she and husband Tim Witherspoon welcomed son Titan in November 2014. While Beyoncé and Jay Z are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, perhaps she could learn a few new things from Kelly’s book?

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