- Barack Obama and wife Michelle shared lovely TBT snaps as they gushed over their daughter
- The former US president said it was a joy to watch Malia make her own path that is filled with grace and humour
- The former first lady said the 23-year-old will always be her little girl whose big heart and hugs lift up her day
Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have celebrated their eldest daughter Malia as she turned 23 years old on Sunday, July 4.
The two went on social media sharing lovely throwback snaps with beautiful messages to honour their young lady, who to them will always be their little girl.
Barack shared a photo of him enjoying a nice daddy-daughter moment with a very young Malia with a huge smile on his face.
The influential leader said it has been a joy to watch her make her own way in the world "with poise, grace and humour."
He hilariously noted he misses the days when she thought the fireworks on July 4, which is US's independence day, were meant for her birthday.
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Michelle also shared a TBT photo of a much older Malia wrapping her arms around her protector.
The mother of two said the photo was from a while back, but the 23-year-old will always be her little girl whose big heart and hugs always lifts up her day.
She added that the family loves her and is excited to see what this new year holds.
Time with family
Malia and her younger sister Sasha reportedly spent time with their parents switching between their Washington DC home and their house on Martha's Vineyard after schools were shut down.
Michelle even shared how the family have enjoyed lost moments in a difficult period, and their relationships had grown much stronger.
This also comes nearly a month after Michelle celebrated second daughter Sasha's birthday on June 11 as she turned 20 years old.
She shared a throwback snap with a lovely message saying she was grateful for everything that Sasha has thought her.
She also noted she was proud of the kind of woman she was becoming.
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