Who run the world? Girls, of course. First Lady Michelle Obama and Beyoncé are both prime examples of that. The two influential women have expressed their mutual admiration for one another since the Obamas first took office seven years ago. Whether Queen Bey is praising Michelle as a role model for her daughter, Blue, or FLOTUS is getting in formation at the singer’s sold-out concerts with her own kids, Sasha and Malia, there’s something truly magical about their girl-power-inspired friendship.
Keep reading to see all the times Beyoncé and Michelle were supportive of each other, then be sure to check out more of Michelle’s A-list celebrity encounters at the White House.
Beyoncé received this personal birthday message from her White House pal on her 34th birthday (which made us all a bit jealous that we weren’t besties with Michelle too).
8. When Beyoncé Returned the Birthday Love
In addition to this epic birthday shout-out, Beyoncé was reportedly booked as an entertainer at Michelle’s 50th birthday celebration.
9. When Michelle Watched the 2013 Super Bowl Like the Rest of Us
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) February 4, 2013
Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl halftime show was so electric that it knocked the power out, literally. After the performance, Michelle took to Twitter to share her excitement. Earlier this year, Mrs. Obama gushed about Beyoncé’s return to the NFL halftime stage, telling Gayle King, “I care deeply about the halftime show. Deeply. I’ll get dressed for the halftime show. I hope Beyoncé likes what I have on,” she joked.
10. When Beyoncé and Michelle Reunited For a Good Cause
Beyoncé’s charitable efforts didn’t stop with the Let’s Move! campaign. She recently teamed up with Michelle at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to bring attention to Let Girls Learn, a new initiative aiming to decrease the barriers preventing 62 million girls across the world from receiving a decent education. As evidenced by their endless display of support for one another, Beyoncé and Michelle give deeper meaning to the term #BFFgoals.