The Obamas Host Lavish Farewell Party at The White House
Last Friday, President Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama threw an star studded farewell party at the White House. Their final bash as the nation’s first couple drew in a huge crowd of artists, activists, executives, and philanthropists, many of whom especially made the trip to Washington D.C just to bid adieu to the much-loved president and first lady. While no official photos have been released yet from the event, the celeb guests have been found posting selfies, statuses and captions regarding their fun night on Facebook and Twitter. Since cell phones were not permitted inside the event, stars had to upload videos and photos taken from outside the White House.
Obama’s guest list for the farewell bash could easily put any other party on Earth to shame. The elaborate event was attended by a slew of stars who happily sacrificed their plans for the night to bid the much-loved president and his wife, an emotional and memorable goodbye. Attendees gathered at the gala included Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Amal Clooney, Rita Wilson, Olivia Wilde, Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Rowland, George Lucas, Harvey Weinstein, Lena Dunham, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jordin Sparks, Gwyneth Paltrow, Steve Harvey, Tyler Perry, Tracy Ellis Ross, Gloria Estefan,Usher, Anna Wintour, Solange, Wale, Nick Jonas, Stevie Wonder, Chris Rock, and Jon Hamm, to name a few. Sarah Jessica Parker and Oprah Winfrey were present as well, as were Beyonce and husband, Jay Z. Meryl Steep and Once Upon a Time star, Lana Patrilla reportedly arrived in a cab.
A photo posted by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on
The party took place a few hours after Michelle Obama delivered her last speech as first lady. Addressing the 2017 School Counselor of the year, counselors from all across the country, as well the people of America, she gave an endearing talk on the importance of education, as well as the need to lead with hope and courage. Further urging her fellow countrymen to feel empowered and determined, she told them to always believe that they matter and that they belong. She also motivated them to make good use of education and to ensure the country makes unmatched progress in various vocations.
The emotional speech was lauded by cheers, tears and resounding claps that echoed all through the walls of the East Room of White House. Soon after, the farewell bash started and continued till 4 a.m.
Solange and Pharrell reportedly performed at the event. Although there is no official confirmation yet, but if sources are to be believed, President Obama did dominate the dance floor from with Robert De Niro and Usher for company. Solange, Beyonce’s sister described the opportunity of performing at the Obamas’ farewell as the ultimate honor, and also said that she would miss their excellence, grace, and legacy. Weary from dancing and chatting, the guests gorged on chicken and waffles till wee hours of dawn, while the likes of Magic Johnson and Bradley Cooper debated on burning issues beneath the portrait of Abraham Lincoln.
Interestingly, the Obamas are said to have footed the bill for the elaborate extravaganza themselves. With his presidential term drawn to a close and the soiree the last one as president, Obama is now planning to head to Chicago where he is slated to deliver his farewell speech on Tuesday.
The party guests, which collectively formed the majority of Hollywood’s finest, will no doubt steer clear from attending Donald Trump’s inauguration gala on January 20. Reportedly, this event has failed to attract any of big shots that Obama did during both his ceremonies. Since, a majority of Hollywood’s who’s who have already shared their contempt for Trump, the farewell soiree of the Obamas might be the last time they all enter the White House for quite a few years.
More in Entertainment
Fiona Apple Releases New Anti-Trump Song Titled ‘Tiny Hands’
Singer Fiona Apple has never made her dislike for President-elect Donald Trump secret. She has not released an album since 2012...Jan 19, 2017
Sober Lamar Odom wants Ex-Wife Khloe Kardashian Back; Plans to Mend Relationship
After more than a year since a drug overdose that nearly killed him, former L.A. Lakers star, Lamar Odom appeared on...Jan 19, 2017
Kourtney Kardashian is Focusing on Working on Relationship With Scott Disick
According to an inside source, Kourtney Kardashian is serious about trying to make things work with longtime partner, Scott Disick. While...Jan 18, 2017
‘Girls’ Star Jemima Kirke and Husband Michael Mosberg Split
Actress Jemima Kirke has officially split with her husband of 7 years Michael Mosberg. The 31 year old star, who plays...Jan 17, 2017
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Divorce Saga Is Finally Over
January 13th 2017 will remain a lucky Friday for one Johnny Depp and the rest of the world, who have watched in...Jan 16, 2017
It’s Confirmed! Kate Mara & Jamie Bell are Engaged
Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are engaged. The 33-year-old actress’ representative confirmed the news on Friday.The official confirmation came soon after...Jan 16, 2017
Unauthorized Britney Spears Biopic to Be Released In February on Lifetime
A release date for the controversial Lifetime biopic on Britney Spears’ life has been set. The movie will be released on...Jan 16, 2017
Lola Kirke Receives Death Threats Over Armpits
Celebrity body shaming is hardly a new development in our society, but we are slowly starting to see this trend escalate...Jan 14, 2017
Joseph Fiennes Appears As Michael Jackson In Urban Myths Trailer
The Urban Myths trailer has been getting some serious backlash from all corners of the internet recently. The television series Urban Myths...Jan 13, 2017