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Well, you can add “officiating weddings” to the list of Michelle Obama’s seemingly endless talents.

The former First Lady is on a whirlwind tour promoting her new book and encouraging people to get out and vote in the 2017 midterm elections.

Yet, somehow she made time to return to her hometown of Chicago for the weekend to help officiate the wedding of her old pals, Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus.


According to a video of the ceremony, Obama stepped in to help the couple recite their vows, although the official wedding listing said it was performed by an ordained minister.

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“That moment when Michelle Obama officiated at your (cousin’s) wedding!” attendee Tina said in a video post of the moment she shared on her Instagram page.

Now, before you get your hopes up that Michelle Obama is suddenly going to drop in unannounced and officiate your wedding, keep in mind that she has long standing ties to the happy couple. According to USA Today, Rivkin is the daughter of Chicago Deputy Mayor Robert S. Rivkin. And her mother, Penny Pritzker, served as a commerce secretary in the Obama White House.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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