Obama’s scaled-back sixtieth birthday bash: Celeb arrivals start to indicate who’s in, who’s out

Obama's scaled-back 60th birthday bash: Celeb arrivals begin to show who's in, who's out

2021-08-07 10:39:01

Quite a few A-list celebrities made the minimize after former President Obama scaled again his practically 500-person birthday-party visitor listing amid issues in regards to the delta variant of the coronavirus, in line with studies. 

Seen arriving at Martha’s Winery in Massachusetts on Friday have been stars corresponding to John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union and Don Cheadle, a day earlier than the Saturday bash is predicted to happen on the former president’s $12 million residence, in line with the Day by day Mail. 

Whereas energy couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé remained on the listing, awkwardly, many different friends – together with Larry David, Conan O’Brien, David Axelrod and a few former White Home staffers – have been requested to not attend. 

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, seen in Hollywood, California, on Feb. 26, 2017, have been reportedly nonetheless invited to former President Obama’s scaled-down birthday bash. (Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Amid strain over the virus and doubtlessly dangerous optics, the Obamas had mentioned they have been scaling the social gathering down to only “household and shut mates” however a neighborhood advised the Mail the ex-president’s definition could also be totally different from others.’

Obama turned 60 on Wednesday.


“His shut mates apparently embody his {golfing} buddies, politicians, celebrities. These individuals are right here on the island and I doubt he’ll be turning all of them away,” the supply mentioned. “He desires individuals to assume that is going to be small and intimate, however I do not assume we’ve got the identical definition of intimate.”

“He desires individuals to assume that is going to be small and intimate, however I do not assume we’ve got the identical definition of intimate.”

— Martha’s Winery resident

Poet and native Rose B. Styron advised The New York Occasions many residents have been completely happy the social gathering was toned down. 

“Plenty of islanders have been very upset on the prospect of lots of of individuals coming for the social gathering. Everybody may be very nervous about getting collectively in any respect.” She mentioned she has been invited to a Friday night occasion kicking off Obama’s birthday. 

The Obamas' home on Martha's Vineyard. (Realtor.com; Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)

The Obamas’ residence on Martha’s Winery. (Realtor.com; Pete Souza/Official White Home Photograph)

Resident and columnist Richard Taylor mentioned he thought the issues over the social gathering have been overblown. 


“He has 20-plus acres of land, and everybody was going to be outdoors,” he advised The Occasions. “You’re coping with a classy crowd.” 

Tents have been erected round Obama’s property and chairs and couches bedeck his spacious garden for the final of the months-long preparations, in line with the Mail. Visitors will reportedly take pleasure in music from The Roots and others, dancing and lavish meat-free catering.   

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