Michelle Obama can cross off one more item from her bucket list: officiating a wedding.

The 54-year-old former first lady officiated the ceremony for Chicago couple Joel Sircus and Stephanie Rivkin on Saturday.

TMZ released a short clip of the moment, but it has since been deleted. In the video, Obama was shown reciting vows into a microphone. She was wearing a long-sleeve black dress.

It remains unknown whether or not Obama stayed for the wedding reception.

According to the New York Times, Rivkin is the daughter of Chicago Deputy Mayor Robert Rivkin. 


Obama is set to embark on a ten-city tour to promote her latest book, Becoming, which is due for a Nov. 13 release. The tour will start in her hometown of Chicago on that day. General admission tickets for the tour are now on sale.

The former first lady also addressed the current state of U.S. politics and the upcoming midterm elections — which will be held on Nov. 6 — on Sunday at an event in Las Vegas for When We All Vote, an organization dedicated to registering voters on which she serves an important role.

“Democracy continues with or without you,” Obama warned Democrats at the event, where she also said that she is “sick of all the chaos and nastiness of our politics.”

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