Michelle Obama vacations with gay couple as some Democrats hope for White House run

 September 15, 2023

This month saw the former first lady leave former President Barack Obama behind and head off for a vacation in Spain. 

According to Hola! magazine, Michelle Obama stayed with former U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos and his gay husband Michael Smith for "a mix of relaxation, art appreciation and quality time."

Obama stayed in sprawling vacation estate

Hola! noted that this was not Mrs. Obama's first Spanish visit, as she has traveled to the Mediterranean country on five other occasions since leaving the White House in January of 2017.

Her first trip to Spain came in 2016 when she met King Felipe and worked with Queen Letizia to promote the "Let Girls Learn" initiative.

According to the Majorca Daily Bulletin, Obama, Costos, and Smith stayed at Villa Xarbet, a large holiday estate located near the village of Llubi which costs 4,000 euros per week to rent.

The residence features eight bedrooms and includes "Italian-inspired gardens and fountains" along with "fabulous views of the Sierra of Tramuntana."

Former first lady gets attention for new outfit

What's more, Villa Xarbet is also equipped with eight bedrooms as well as "Italian-inspired gardens and fountains" as well as "fabulous views of the Sierra of Tramuntana."

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported that Mrs. Obama was at one point spotted on the island of Mallorca while wearing a stylish new outfit.

"The mother-of-two dressed casually for the outing, donning loose black high-waisted shorts and a similar-colored tank top," the newspaper noted.

Some Democrats want Obama to run for president

However, her vacation choices are not the only reason why Mrs. Obama's name has been in the news of late, as some have suggested that she become a contender for the Democratic Party's 2024 presidential nomination.

Conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz told Sky News Australia earlier this month that having Obama on the ticket is a "fever dream among Democrats."

Horowitz pointed to an August NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey which found that roughly two-thirds of Democrats believe President Joe Biden is too old to serve another term in office.

"And Michelle Obama, I will say this, she has said she doesn't want it, she has said she's not going to run," he stressed.

"Although it seems like if she were to run, she would not only win the nomination, I think she would win the election handily as well," Horowitz admitted.

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