Admirers of Michelle Obama are honoring the former first lady for her 55th birthday.
Her biggest admirer, husband Barack Obama, took to Instagram and Twitter Thursday to send a touching message to his wife of 26 years.
‘I knew it way back then and I’m absolutely convinced of it today – you’re one of a kind, @MichelleObama,’ he wrote. ‘Happy Birthday!’
The former POTUS shared a throwback photo of the young couple along with the sweet message, sparking a wave of well wishes from A-listers and old friends.
Michelle took to Instagram sharing a snap of flowers with the caption: ‘Thank you all so much for the birthday love—I love you all right back!
‘Feeling so incredibly thankful for my South Side roots, my soul-affirming partner and daughters, and every unimaginable twist and turn over these 55 years. Can’t wait to see what becomes of the next one!’
Among those wishing Michelle a happy birthday is Beyonce, who posted a childhood photo of the former FLOTUS with ‘BOW DOWN’ written in all caps.
Writer Shonda Rhimes sent a tweet, saying: ‘Happy birthday @michellobama. To many more years of friendship!’
Rhimes, who is the creator of hit shows Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, also shared a photo of the pair together at a Conference for Women event. Both women grew up in Chicago.
Congresswoman Kamala Harris also wished the former FLOTUS well for her 55th birthday.
‘Happy birthday, @MichelleObama!’ the California Democratic Rep tweeted, along with a picture of the two of them. ‘Thank you for being a tireless advocate for our nation’s youth and an inspiration to so many across the country.’
TV host and chef Rachel Ray tweeted to Michelle Thursday as well, posting a photo of the former FLOTUS’s memoir cover Becoming.
‘Happy Birthday to a friend, mentor, & one of the most dynamic voices,’ she said. ‘Thank you for all you do for humanity. I hope you have the most glorious of days. We love you, @MichelleObama!’
It’s not clear exactly how Michelle is celebrating her birthday this year as she’s remained quiet on social media throughout the day.
However, it may well be spent relaxing as she’s in the midst of a huge book tour to promote her memoir Becoming, which has sold over 3 million copies.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Kayla Brantley