Meryl Streep’s Handbag Shows Her Love for the Obamas

Elise Solé
Meryl Streep carries a purse bearing the faces of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. (Photo: Splash News)

Meryl Streep’s relationship with Donald Trump may be strained, but her love for the Obama family is thriving.

Case in point: On Tuesday, Streep was photographed on the set of her upcoming film The Papers carrying a stylish black purse bearing an image of former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle in front of the U.S. Capitol. Streep paired the bag with a purple baseball hat, flip-flops, black cropped pants, and a blue jacket.

Style blogs went into a tizzy speculating where the bag came from, and Twitter gushed over its uniqueness.




Yahoo Style tracked down a woman who promoted the bag on Facebook and who confirmed she is a vendor of bags featuring the Obamas, but she did not provide further information.

Photo: eBay

A similar bag featuring the couple on the cover of Ebony magazine is available on eBay with a starting bid of $20. Other versions are also available through sites like CafePress and Poshmark.

Streep and the former first family have carried on an adorable public love affair since Barack announced his devotion to the star in 2014 while presenting her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom award, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

“I love Meryl Streep,” Obama stated, per White House reporter Jennifer Bendery. “Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There’s nothing they can do about it.”


Michelle and Streep have also teamed up, traveling to Africa together in 2016 to promote a government initiative called the Let Girls Learn. They also gave a joint interview in 2015 for More magazine, in which they discussed education, gender equality, and raising daughters.

Streep’s relationship with the Obama family is in stark contrast to the one she has with Donald Trump. In January, after Streep used her lifetime achievement award speech to criticize the president without ever mentioning his name, Trump fired back on Twitter that the Oscar-winning star was “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” and a “Hillary flunky who lost big.”




It’s safe to say that Streep won’t be rocking this one-piece any time soon.

Photo: Beloved Shirts

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