The Unlikely Friendship between Barack Obama and Zooey Deschanel
US President Barack Obama and actress Zooey Deschanel may seem like an unlikely pair, but they are, in fact, friends. Zooey revealed on Twitter that Obama sent her a personalised letter for her 32nd birthday on 17 January, which also happens to be Michelle Obama’s birthday (she turned 48 this month).
Obama’s letter to Zooey read, “Michelle and I send our warmest wishes for a happy birthday. As you celebrate this special occasion with your family and friends, please know I am grateful for all you have done to encourage and support young women who are making a difference across our country. I hope your day is filled with love and laughter, and I wish you all the best for good health and happiness in the year ahead.”
Unfortunately for Zooey, Barack declined an invite to her birthday party, but there were no hard feelings between the besties, as Zooey tweeted, “It’s OK. I get it. I would go to Michelle Obama’s birthday instead of mine, too.”