SUVs, Secret Service agents and Oprah!
Michelle Obama's extended Hawaii vacation plans have leaked thanks to security sightings reported by locals near Oprah Winfrey's tropical vacation home.
The Maui News reports residents saw police cars and black SUVs near Winfrey's home in Kula on the island of Maui. The talk show host owns several hundred acres on the island.
President Obama left Hawaii, where the first family spent the holidays, on Saturday with daughters Sasha and Malia. The White House said the first lady would remain behind to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming birthday.
She turns 50 on Jan. 17. Also on this girls' getaway: CBS's Gayle King, White House adviser/Obama friend Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, the wife of Attorney General Eric Holder, according to the Daily Caller.
The East Wing did not respond to a request for comment and White House spokesman Jay Carney was mum on details at Monday's press briefing.
He did say the first lady would fly back on a government aircraft but "appropriately fund personal expenses."
Carney confirmed that it was the president's suggestion that Michelle Obama stay in Hawaii to spend time with her friends ahead of her birthday.
"And if you have kids, you know that telling your spouse that they can go spend a week away from home is actually a big present. Not that we don’t love our kids," Carney said.
The first lady will be back in D.C. in time for her big day. And she'll reportedly be holding a dance party at the White House on Jan. 18 — no word on if Oprah will show up there too.