The former FLOTUS wrote a heartwarming message to her brother
Michelle Obama penned a sweet tribute to her older brother Craig Robinson to mark his birthday on Friday.
She wrote in the caption: “Happy birthday to my mom’s favorite child—my big brother @CraigMalRob. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together, and we’ve been there for one another for everything in between. I’m just so lucky to have you in my life. Love you, Craig!”
Michelle’s followers were quick to comment on the post, with many sending their birthday wishes to Craig. One person remarked on how similar the siblings look, writing: “You have the same amazing smile!! Happy birthday!!”
Michelle and Craig grew up on the South Side of Chicago with their parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson.
Following the death of their father Fraser in 1991, Craig took on a paternal role and Michelle often went to him for advice.
Michelle has been open about their close bond and even gave her brother a sweet mention in her 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 wrote.
“You are the best brother a sister could ask for, a loving and caring son, husband, and father.”
Craig has also opened up about their close sibling relationship. “We were always close because we were close in age, two years,” he told the New York Post. “My parents never made it that, ‘It’s OK, she can’t do this because she’s a girl.’ She played sports with me, rode bikes with me. She got to do everything I got to do. We were friends and playmates growing up. To the point my mom said, ‘You got to stop worrying about your sister. She can do stuff on her own.’ I would make sure she was included or taken care of before I can start enjoying myself.”