Michelle Obama Officiates A Wedding In Chicago


Michelle Obama is prepping to release her upcoming, highly-anticipated memoir Becoming. However, she’s not letting that hinder her from living her best life. She’s found time in her very busy schedule to not only attend a wedding amid the book brouhaha- she also officiated the event.

Mrs. Obama officiated a wedding in her hometown of Chicago Saturday (Sept. 22) for Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus, which reportedly took place on the North Side of the Illinois city. According to reports, Rivkin’s father is Chicago’s deputy mayor, and her mother is the president of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, the charity organization of Penny Pritzker, the commerce secretary during the Obama administration.

In a now-deleted video that was sent to Instagram, Obama guided Rivkin through her vows. Per NBC Chicago, the video was shot by Rivkin’s cousin, and the caption read “Holy Moly…That moment when Michelle Obama officiated at your [cousin’s] wedding.”

On Sunday (Sept. 23), Michelle held a voter registration event in Las Vegas. She will embark on a 10-city book tour starting in November to promote Becoming. She’s hoping to inspire event goers to “feel the power in their own voice and their own story –– not in the big moment, but in the little things…those are the things that make us uniquely who we are.”

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