Where’s Obama’s Wedding Band? Getting Repaired

By Maya

Sep 10, 2010 2:55pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports: If you happen to notice that President Obama is not wearing his wedding band, there’s a simple reason why: it’s getting repaired. For at least two days President Obama’s left hand has been unadorned by his wedding band. The White House said that beyond the typical cleaning that most rings get, Mr. Obama’s intricate gold ring needed a little repairing. White House aides declined to elaborate on what specifically was wrong with the ring. Married on October 3rd, 1992, the president’s wedding band is markedly different than his wife’s ring. Her wedding band is a thin, traditional gold band. Mr. Obama’s is a thick, carved gold band from Indonesia, where he lived from ages six to ten. The first lady has also been known to leave her ring at home on occasion, but it seems her reason may have to do with fashion. While attending the inaugural ball on the night of her husband’s inauguration, she ditched her engagement ring and wedding band and opted instead for a large silver cocktail ring that matched her earrings.  Recently Mrs. Obama was seen without her wedding rings while attending the White House musical series in July honoring Broadway music, wearing again a large cocktail ring.

-Sunlen Miller

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