Michelle Obama Officiates Wedding in Chicago: Reports

One attendee posted a video on Instagram showing the former first lady guiding the bride through a portion of her vows, according to TMZ

Michelle Obama returned to Chicago over the weekend to perform a special task - officiating a wedding along the lakefront.

The former first lady reportedly made a quick stop in her hometown on Saturday to participate in the wedding ceremony of Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus. 

The wedding took place at the Theater on the Lake on the city's North Side, according to the couple's wedding announcement in The New York Times, which made no mention of Obama's appearance. [[381009371, C]]

One attendee posted a video on Instagram, according to TMZ, that shows Obama guiding Rivkin through a portion of her vows.

"I promise to stand next to you and support you," Obama appears to read, before pointing the microphone at the bride to repeat the phrase, followed by "through all of life's trials and trails." 

The video, captioned, "Holy Moly" with a heart emoji, and "That moment when Michelle Obama officiated at your couain's [sic] wedding," was later deleted, according to multiple reports.

So how might the couple know the former first lady? Rivkin's father is the deputy mayor of Chicago, their wedding announcement says, and her mother is the president of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, the charity of Penny Pritzker, who was commerce secretary in the Obama administration. [[427533613, C]]

It was a short trip home for Obama, who then jetted off to Las Vegas on Sunday to hold a campaign-style rally to encourage voter registration.

She will be back in Chicago soon though, as she kicks off her 10-city tour to promote her upcoming book "Becoming" at the United Center on Nov. 13.

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