President Barack Obama Pleased That Michelle's Portrait Captured Her 'Hotness'

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle are possibly the cutest couple to ever live in the White House. The happily married couple are as adorable as ever, even after eight years in the White House.

Now, as their official portraits were unveiled for the Smithsonian, Obama's praise for his wife is as sweet as ever.

The two melted hearts early on Obama's campaign trail when Michelle gave him an encouraging fist bump before a debate. The things they say about each other are a testament to their love. In one interview, Michelle referred to her husband's swagger when he was elected as 'swagalicious'.

Barack has repeatedly credited his success to the firm grounding that his wife gives him.

It should come as no surprise then, on Monday, when the works of art were unveiled at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., that Barack's compliments to the artist were also compliments to his wife. Michelle was painted by Amy Sherald, an African-American artist commissioned by the gallery.

The painting featured Michelle looking graceful and strong, wearing a flowing black-and-white dress. Obama commented to the artist, "Amy, I want to thank you for spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love."

Barack was painted by artist Kehinde Wiley.

"How about that? That's pretty sharp," Obama said in response to his own portrait.

The former president said he feels he can relate to the artist. “Kehinde Wiley and I share some things in common,” Barack explained. “Both of us had an American mother who raised us, an African father who was absent from our lives, and a search to figure out just where we fit in.”

“I wrote a book about that journey, because I can’t paint. But I suspect a lot of Kehinde’s journey is reflected in his art.”

Mr. Obama approved of the painting, which captured his likeness perfectly. He's seated on a wooden chair, leaning forward, in a flourishing, verdant garden.

“I was struck by the way his portraits challenge the way we view power and privilege; the way he endows his subjects, men and women often invisible in everyday life, with a level of dignity that not only makes them visible, but commands our attention,” he added.

The portraits have sparked some interesting reactions from Americans across the country.

Some praised Wiley for his artistic choices, noting that every other presidential portrait features a man in a tie standing up in an office.

"uhh, yeah, I think Obama's presidential portrait is wonderful, especially compared to literally every single other president," tweeted Buzzfeed Producer Logan Rhoades.

"So perfectly captures the calm and confidence that defines his administration," noted another person on Barack's portrait.

CNN's Chris Cillizza tweeted that the portrait of Mrs. Obama might have missed the mark. "This is a beautiful portrait. It looks very little like Michelle Obama," he noted.

"Sherald painted Michelle Obama in “grayscale” — a charcoal color with taupe undertones," Clarence Page for the Chicago Tribune.

"The design strikes me as lovely, like a fashion photo, but intriguingly incomplete — like a coloring book that only has begun to be filled in... That’s how a lot of us Americans feel these days: diverse and divided, the opposite of what candidate Obama sought a decade ago."

Others just posted Michelle's portrait with the cry, "Help us!"

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