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Barack Obama & Family Go White Water Rafting on Bali Vacation!

Barack Obama is getting in some family time to kick off the summer!

The 55-year-old former president, along with his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha, were spotted enjoying some time together on Monday (June 26) in Bali, Indonesia.

The family even decided to get adventurous and went white water rafting down the Ayung River.

Indonesia is a special place for the Obamas, as Barack lived there for several years as a child.

According to the Associated Press, Barack is expected to travel to Yogyakarta with his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng to visit the area where his mother did anthropological research.

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Barack Obama May Have Given Away the Gender of Beyonce's Twins!

Barack Obama may just have spilled the gender of Beyonce and Jay Z‘s twins!

While helping to induct Jay into Songwriter Hall of Fame, the former President gave some insight to their friendship.

Barack opened up about how both men didn’t have a father, didn’t have much growing up and how they both love their daughters.

Jay and I are also fools for our daughters. Although, he’s going to have me beat once those twins show up,” Barack said during the speech.

Fans are speculating that it means Beyonce and Jay are expecting two little girls. This would give the couple three girls, as opposed to Barack‘s two daughters.

Only time will tell if Barack actually broke the news!

You can watch Barack‘s speech to Jay Z here.

Barack Obama Inducts Jay Z as First Hip-Hop Artist into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z has officially become the first hip-hop artist inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame!

The 46-year-old entertainer skipped the event as he awaits the arrival of the birth of his twins, but he was inducted into the Hall of Fame by former President Barack Obama.

CHECK OUT: Jay Z Uses Twitter to Thank All of His Inspirations

“I like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other. Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today,” Obama said. “We know what it’s like not to have a father around, we know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did. So we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.”

Obama continued: “Like all of you, I am a fan, and I’ve been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator. I sampled his lyrics to close my speech at Selma. I tweeted a reference to ‘My First Song’ as I was putting my finishing touches on my State of the Union address. I was brushing dirt off my shoulders during a campaign.”

The former president ended his speech with a joke saying, “I’m pretty sure I’m the only president to listen to Jay Z‘s music in the Oval Office. That may change at some point but I’m pretty sure it’s true now.”

You can watch Barack Obama‘s speech to Jay Z here.

Congrats Jay Z!

Michelle Obama Says Barack Wore the Same Tux for 8 Years!

Here’s something you probably never realized about former President Barack Obama – he wore the same tuxedo for all of his appearances during his eight years in office!

Michelle Obama opened up about her husband’s simple outfit choice while talking about the pressure for her to wear different things during every appearance.

“That’s the unfair thing,” Michelle said said at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week (via Us Weekly). “No matter what we do, he puts on that same tux.”

“Now, people take pictures of the shoes I wear, the bracelets, the necklace,” she said. “They didn’t comment [on] that for eight years, he wore that same tux, same shoes.”

“He was proud of it too,” Michelle added. “He was like, ‘Mm! I’m ready. I’m ready in 10 minutes. Mmm – how long did it take you?’”

Click through the gallery to see photos of Barack Obama in his tux… More Here! »

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Barack & Michelle Obama Purchase Washington D.C. Home

Barack and Michelle Obama have officially purchased their Washington D.C. rental home!

The former president and first lady were temporarily renting a home following their move from the White House earlier this year but have now made things official.

“Given that President and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property,” spokesperson Kevin Lewis said in a statement to People.

Barack and Michelle will be staying the capitol until their 15-year-old daughter Sasha finishes high school at Sidwell Friends School in 2019.

Their new home is 8,200-square-feet and features eight bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms, which reportedly cost $8.1 million.

Barack Obama Visits Prince Harry at Kensington Palace

Former President Barack Obama meets up with Prince Harry while visiting Kensington Palace on Saturday (May 27) in London, England.

“They discussed a range of shared interests including support for veterans, mental health, conservation, empowering young people and the work of their respective foundations,” the palace said in a statement.

Obama also offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester attack earlier this week.

“As the father of two daughters, I am heartbroken by the extraordinary tragedy that has occurred in Manchester,” Obama said in a video message the other day during a visit to Berlin. “To all the families who have been affected, to all those who are still recovering, to those who have lost loved ones, it’s unimaginable to think about the cruelty and the violence that the city of Manchester has suffered.”

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