Today is Beyoncé’s 36th birthday, and those inside and outside of the Beyhive are paying due homage to Queen B—hubby Jay Z even got an entire music festival crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” to her. (To be honest, we’re just surprised it wasn’t a spontaneous effort.) There was one birthday surprise lurking on the singer’s website, though—and it involves a not-insignificant group of women in Bey’s inner circle dressed up in one of the singer’s most iconic “Formation” looks. One of them just so happens to be former FLOTUS, and close friend, Michelle Obama. And she nailed it.
We know what you’re thinking, and no, a more perfect celeb friendship does not—and will never—exist. The Obamas and Carters, after all, have a history that goes deep—to the point where a video clip of Barack Obama referencing Bey’s impending twins went viral because Twitter surmised that he’d possibly just revealed their gender. And you have to be really tight with the Carter camp to get that kind of intel. Beyoncé and Michelle Obama have even been known to party together (which, where was our invite to this?)—and who can forget all the way back in 2008, when Queen B sang “At Last” at Barack’s first inauguration? Or when they collaborated on then-FLOTUS’ famous “Let’s Move” campaign? Or B’s letter to Michelle in 2012, saying that she was proud Blue Ivy had Michelle to look up to?
(Puts away tissues.)
Anywho, in honor of Bey’s b’day, this photo series was released on the singer’s website, and it’s the closest thing to perfection this good green Earth has ever seen. Ready for this?
Jay Z’s mom, Gloria Carter, also got in on it.
Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles Larson, showed up for the shoot, too.
As did Serena Williams.
Even Blue Ivy makes an appearance, which we CANNOT handle.
It’s all too much, to be honest. But that’s exactly how Bey’s birthday should be, right? See the rest of the absolutely fantastic doppelgängers—including former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams—on Beyonce.com.
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