Barack Obama couldn’t help but gush over wife Michelle Obamaduring their portrait unveiling on Monday.
To start the week, the former first couple arrived to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. where their portraits were unveiled. Following in the footsteps of many former presidents, the portraits of the Obamas will now be displayed in the museum.
Kehinde Wiley painted Barack Obama’s portrait while Amy Sheraldis the artist who painted Michelle Obama’s portrait, both of which can be seen in the photo above. After the unveiling, the Obamas addressed the crowd and complimented the talented artists who created the portraits of them.
During his speech, Obama praised Sherald, who painted his wife in a custom MILLY dress for the portrait.
“Amy, I want to thank you for so spectacularly the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love,” he told the artist with a smile.