Michelle Obama shares rare pic of her brother and fans think they look "identical"

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Michelle Obama shared a gorgeous family photo of herself with her older brother Craig, with delighted fans suggesting the siblings look "identical".

The 58-year-old former First Lady was paying tribute to her brother and "friend" Craig Robinson as he turned 60 on Thursday (April 21), posting a pic of the pair with their arms around one another at an event.

"Happy birthday, @CraigMalRob! I couldn't have asked for a better brother and friend. Here's to celebrating 60!" the author captioned her photo.

Fans were loving the snap, with many pointing out the striking family resemblance.

"You guys are identical!" one wrote.

"Those smiles! Love this so much," another added.

Michelle is close to Craig, who is a basketball coach and sports executive married to Kelly Robinson, with whom he shares two sons. The siblings have an extremely close relationship, having grown up together on the South Side of Chicago with their parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

Their bond intensified following the death of their father, Fraser C. Robinson III. Michelle sought Craig's advice when husband Barack was running for office, and invited him on her podcast in 2020, during which they opened up about how Craig reassured her during Barack's presidential campaign.

Michelle also pays homage to her brother in her best-selling memoir Becoming.

"You have been my protector since the day I was born. You have made me laugh more than any other person on this earth," she writes in the book.

"You are the best brother a sister could ask for, a loving and caring son, husband, and father."

Meanwhile, Oscar winner Viola Davis will be playing Michelle Obama in Showtime's upcoming anthology series The First Lady, which offers a revelatory reframing of American leadership through the lens of the First Ladies.

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