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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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Michelle Obama Honors Chance the Rapper During Surprise BET Awards Cameo

Chance the Rapper got a huge surprise during the BET Awards!

The 24-year-old rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award, which was presented by a surprise guest – Michelle Obama!

The former First Lady wanted to personally thank Chance for his philanthropic efforts in their hometown of Chicago.

Barack and I are so sorry that we can’t be there tonight in person,” Michelle said in a pre-recorded video.

She added, “With these passionate efforts, Chance is showing our young people that they matter, that they have something inside them that is worthy of being expressed and that they have so much to contribute to their communities and to our country…I am thrilled to celebrate you here tonight, and honored to call you my friend.”

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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?’”

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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.

Michelle Obama Celebrates College Signing Day With Bella Hadid & Ashley Graham

Michelle Obama stepped out to host her first event since leaving the White House and celebrate high schoolers pursuing higher education!

The 53-year-old former First Lady joined lots of celebs at MTV’s annual College Signing Day on Friday (May 5) at The Public Theater in New York City.

Michelle was also joined by models Bella Hadid and Ashley Graham as well as Nick Cannon, Daya, Peyton List, and iJustine.

Bella, who at one point took the stage with Ashley to talk about their college experiences, seemed more than thrilled to be at an event with Michelle.

“I love you so much, my First Lady!” Bella wrote on her Instagram story.

10+ pictures inside from MTV’s College Signing Day event…
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Tom Hanks Dishes on Yachting With the Obamas & Oprah

Tom Hanks is reminiscing about his incredible vacation with the Obamas!

Earlier this month, the 60-year-old actor joined Barack and Michelle as well as Oprah and Bruce Springsteen on billionaire David Geffen‘s yacht off the coast of Tahiti.

“Look, imagine what it could’ve been like it, triple it. It was off the scale, fantastic,” Tom said during an appearance on The Late Show.

At one point, Tom said the group rented bikes to travel around the island, but it sounded like he got the short end of the deal!

Check out all that Tom had to say in the video below…

Michelle Says She Will Not Run for Office, Says 'It's Hard on a Family'

Michelle Obama is all smiles as she speaks at the American Institute of Architects Conference on Thursday (April 27) in Orlando, Fla.

During the 53-year-old former First Lady’s first public appearance, she shared that she has no plans of running for office in the future.

“It’s all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out,” Michelle said via the Orlando Sentinel. “Politics is tough, and it’s hard on a family … I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family.”

Michelle went on to say that just because she and former President Barack Obama aren’t in the White House anymore, it doesn’t mean they’re going to stop fighting for causes they believe in.

Barack and I have been in public service our whole lives,” Michelle said. “Public service will always be in our blood.”