First lady Michelle Obama has transferred from Oahu to Maui and is staying at Oprah Winfrey’s vast 12-room spread on the island, according to reports.
Oprah is said to be in attendance, of course. The Daily Caller reports that CBS’ Gayle King, White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone – wife of Attorney General Eric Holder – have joined Michelle to spend several days pre-celebrating her birthday, which occurs January 17.
Michelle will return to Washington by then and plans to have a huge bash in at the White House – Beyonce and Adele are rumored – on January 18.
Security is said to be very tight on the island. Though described as a “birthday gift” from Obama, taxpayers will likely be ponying up in excess of $200,000 for Michelle to remain in Hawaii after the vacation and travel home separately from the president.
You can find a photo of Oprah’s estate here.