Add this one to the long list of tear-jerker-bye-Obamas-please-don't-go moments we've had this week (seriously: We've teared up almost as much as Joe Biden in these last few days of Barack's administration): Jenna and Lauren Bush just wrote Sasha and Malia the nicest letter.
The twins—who spent their young adulthood with their dad George Bush in the White House—posted an open letter to the Obama girls on Time, sharing a little advice on how to navigate life post-presidency.
"Now you are about to join another rarified club, one of former First Children—a position you didn’t seek and one with no guidelines," Lauren and Jenna write. "But you have so much to look forward to. You will be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents, yet you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years."
Read the full letter here.
Serena Williams in November 2016. Image by: Getty
From a distance.
Serena Williams trolled us hard this week, posting on Instagram a faux "sneak peek" of her engagement ring from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
But now it seems we've gotten a first glimpse of the real thing. She shared – on Reddit, naturally – an image of her and Ohanian with the title "engagement shoe game."
From what we can see, the ring looks gorgeous. Sneakers are pretty on point too.
Barack and Michelle Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards in September 2016. Image by: Getty
"That's my boo. Mom jeans and all."
If you're eyes are still a little moist after Barack Obama's farewell address, let Michelle Obama dry those tears.
The FLOTUS appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for her last appearance as First Lady, and took part in Fallon's hilarious "Thank You Notes" skit. Our fave part? When she penned a letter to her "silver fox" Barack.
Perhaps she has a future in broadcast? "I like this side of the desk," she joked to Fallon, who looked legit worried. (As he should be.)
Kate Middleton wasn't holding back on the real talk on her first public appearance of 2017.
Visiting a treatment centre for parents with personality disorders, the Duchess of Cambridge was overheard telling one of the women receiving help:
"Parenting is tough," she said. "And with the experiences you've all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers... I find it extraordinary how you've managed actually."
She also mentioned elsewhere that before arriving at the centre she'd just left "a room of six under threes" which we're taking to mean Princess Charlotte had the crew over for brunch and a marathon of Paw Patrol.
PS. That's a brand new Eponine coat K. Middy's wearing, FYI, which can be yours for around $2500 CAD.