Barack Obama calls Michelle his ‘star’ in loving birthday message

Sabrina Barr

Barack Obama has shared a sweet message on social media for his wife, Michelle Obama, on her birthday, calling her his "star".

On Friday 17 January, the former US first lady celebrates her 56th birthday.

To mark the special occasion, Barack posted a series of black and white photographs on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, showing the couple happily posing together in a photo booth.

The caption written by the former US president succinctly summarises his feelings towards his partner, reading: “In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!”

Barack's social media posts have prompted scores of praiseworthy messages from adoring fans, in addition to plenty of happy birthday wishes for Michelle.

“This picture just made my day,” one Instagram user wrote.

“Omg. Love like this,” another remarked.

In one of the pictures, Michelle appears to be sitting on Barack’s lap as she cups his face with her hand.

In another image, Barack is facing away from the camera as he embraces Michelle and kisses her on the cheek.

Michelle was recently named the “most admired” woman in the world, according to a major US survey.

For the second year in a row, Gallup’s annual poll found the author to be the most revered woman in the world, beating Melania Trump, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Greta Thunberg to the top spot.