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Michelle Obama Officiates A Wedding As She Plugs Her Memoir

Michelle Obama Officiates Wedding
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Sep. 23 2018, Updated 10:08 p.m. ET

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Michelle Obama officiated a wedding on Saturday—but did she steal the bride's spotlight?

On Saturday, September 22, the former FLOTUS stood before Stephanie Rivkin, the daughter of the Deputy Mayor of Chicago, and her groom Joel Sircus in a black robe and asked them to repeat their vows: "I promise to stand next to and support you through all of life's trials and triumphs."

The guests were thrilled to see Barack Obama's wife do the honors--with one person taking video and captioning it, "Holy Moly." Both the bride and groom graduated cum laude from Yale and were clearly delighted to have a celebrity officiate. But was more attention being paid to Michelle than to them getting married?

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In the past, has dubbed Michelle "the queen of mean," detailing that she was a tough First Lady. Sources said she was involved in White House feuds. In an interview with The Times in England to promote her book about working with Barack, his former Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco recently dished that the real person in charge of the White House was former First Lady Michelle.

Michelle Obama

"She's the boss," Mastromonaco recalled."If President Barack was mad at you for any reason, you'd be, like, 'OK.' If she was mad at you . . . if you thought for some reason she might be, you were, like, 'I'm in so much trouble.' "

Michelle and Barack have often pursued separate interests since leaving the White House.

Barack shocked many when he was seen without his wedding ring on a solo trip without Michelle. Last year, Michelle seemed happy when partying on her own with Beyonce. Now, she's hitting ten U.S. cities for a stadium tour to promote her memoir called Becoming.

Michelle is charging rock star-style admission to her events that starts at $30. A pre-show meet and greet with the ex-First Lady will set attendees back a whopping $3,000! readers, do you think Michelle stole the spotlight at the wedding? Weigh in in the comments section!

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