Michelle Obama says no one noticed Barack wore same tux for eight years

By Sharnaz Shahid

Barack Obama is one of the most photographed men in the world, but it seems no one noticed that he wore the same tuxedo during his eight-year term in office. The former president’s wife Michelle made the revelation during an appearance at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on Tuesday (June 6).


Michelle with husband, Barack
Barack Obama has worn the same tuxedo for eight years, says wife Michelle

"This is the unfair thing - you talk about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - no matter what we do, he puts on that same tux," she explained. "Now, people take pictures of the shoes I wear, the bracelets, the necklace - they didn't comment that for eight years he wore the same tux, same shoes." She added: "And he was proud of it too. He's like, 'Mmm, I'm ready. I'm ready in 10 minutes. How long did it take you?' I'm like, 'Get out of here.'"

Michelle with husband, Barack
Michelle and Barack Obama in 2015

Michelle also opened up about the famous picture, which caught her altering her husband's bow tie just before he greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan at the White House during a state visit in 2015. She recalled: "We walk and in front of us are about 100 press people. So we're standing there waiting for the cars to roll in and I was bored. So I sort of thought, let me make sure my husband looks good."

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Following Donald Trump's inauguration in January, the former US President and First Lady have been enjoying some time away from the spotlight. But last month, Barack met with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace. During the visit, the 44th president of the United States offered his sincerest condolences to the victims and support to those still recovering after the Manchester terror attack. In addition, the powerful men talked about a variety of other vital subjects, including: their respective foundations, support of veterans, conservation, empowering young people and mental health, a cause that Harry has been fiercely promoting alongside his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate.

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