Former President Obama shared a Valentine’s Day tribute to his wife Michelle Thursday in a post on Twitter featuring her dancing with the caption, “She does get down to Motown.” 

The Motown line from Obama is a reference to the former first lady's surprise appearance at the Grammy Awards Sunday, where she gave tribute to the “Motown records I wore out on the South side.”


A Chicago native, Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama to headline Essence Festival Obama shares tribute to Michelle to celebrate Mother's Day 111-year-old woman gets free tickets to see Michelle Obama book tour MORE has frequently used music as a platform to reach out to people. In 2015, while still living in the White House, she rapped on “Saturday Night Live” in a song encouraging kids to go to college.

The Obamas met in Chicago while working at the same law firm.

Barack Obama’s posts about the former first lady often go viral, with his more than 100 million Twitter followers liking and retweeting thousands of times.

His post to Michelle on her birthday last month garnered more than 1 million likes.

Michelle has remained in the spotlight since leaving the White House following the historic success of her memoir, “Becoming.”